What should I bring to my podiatry appointment?

If you have been referred to the podiatrist, please bring your referral letter. In addition, any medical records and relevant scans such as X-rays, CT scans, MRI’s etc should also be shown to the podiatrist. It can also be helpful to bring in shoes that you...

Is podiatry covered by Medicare?

Medicare can cover podiatry, but only if you are under an Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) scheme. This is for people who are classified as having a qualifying chronic medical condition. Your GP will assess whether this is the case, and whether you are eligible to be...

Is podiatry covered by private health insurance?

Yes. Private health funds in Australia cover podiatry, however it depends on your level of cover.  You will need to contact your health fund to see what benefits and level of cover you are entitled to. Our HICAPS facility allows you to claim directly from your private...

Do I need a GP referral to see the podiatrist?

If you are a private patient you do not need a referral. However, you will require a referral from a qualifying health professional in the following circumstances: If you wish to claim the treatment through the Department of Veteran Affairs. If you wish to claim the...