Paying for your Podiatry Consultation
We accept cash and most recognised credit, debit and EFTPOS cards (except for Diners Club & American Express). Personal cheques are accepted ONLY with prior approval.
A doctor’s referral is NOT REQUIRED for:
- Personally funded podiatry treatment; or
- Podiatry treatment to be claimed on private medical insurance.
Private Health Insurance Rebates
Podiatric care is recognised as a health service by all private health funds. Eligibility for the cost of your treatment is dependent on your personal policy and level of cover. We encourage you to contact your insurer prior to treatment to determine your coverage. Our HICAPS facility allows us to directly claim from your private health fund at the time of your treatment. All you need to pay is the ‘gap’.
If you have been classified by your doctor as having a chronic medical condition (such as diabetes, arthritis, vision impairment, heart disease), you may be eligible for a Team Care Arrangement (TCA) or an Enhanced Primary Care Plan (EPC). Both TCA’s and EPC’s must be lodged with Medicare by your treating doctor.
Medicare funded plans may entitle you to 5 podiatric visits a year. If you think you may be eligible for a TCA or EPC, please contact your treating doctor before seeing a Podiatrist. Our HICAPS facility allows for an on-the-spot Medicare refund.
Podiatric care is fully covered for current Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) cardholders with a referral from a General Practitioner. This referral must be updated annually.