FootWise Podiatry Centre accepts payment by:-
|Private Health Funds|
Most private health insurance companies will offer at least a partial coverage of allied health consultations, including podiatry consultations.
The level of cover that you can claim will depend on the insurance policy you have chosen with your health fund, and different policies have different levels of cover, ranging from complete cover, to partial cover with a gap payment, to no cover.
Please give us a call for any further enquiries.
Medicare does not generally cover any Podiatry Consultations. There is nevertheless an Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) plan in place under Medicare, that allows patients with specific chronic conditions or complex care needs to gain access to Medicare rebates for up to 5 visits per calendar year fom an Allied Health Provider (e.g., 5 visits to a Podiatrist, or 3 visits to a Podiatrist plus 2 visits to a Physiotherapist). This EPC plan must be put in place by the patient's GP and a special EPC Podiatry referral must be written by that GP and presented to the podiatry practice.
DVA (Veterans' Affairs)
If you are covered by DVA (Department of Veterans' Affairs), you will need a DVA referral (D904) from your GP to see the Podiatrist. This referral will usually be valid for 1 year, after which it will eed to be renewed. Without a valid referral, the price of the consultation will have to be born by the patient. A reminder letter will be sent to you about 1 month before the end of the DVA referral period for you to organise a new one.
Please give us a call for any further enquiries