FootWise Podiatry Centre
is able to provide home visit services to individual
patients in the wide Cairns region, and nursing
home care from Tully in the south, Atheron and
Mareeba in the west, to Cooktown in the north.
PO Box 55
(07) 4039 3533 Fax: (07) 4039 3299
Hours: Monday to Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
All consultations require an appointment.
Most consultations take about 30 min.
We realise that our patients' time
is valuable, and we make every effort to see patients
at their scheduled time.
Also, we ask that patients provide
as much advanced notice as possible when running late
for an appointment or when needing to cancel. Please
note that a minimum of 24 hours' notice is required
when cancelling an appointment, in order to allow other
patients to use your appointment time. A cancellation
fee may apply.
Have Handy for Your Appointment
Please have the following items handy
at the appointment:
forms (if required)
medical and surgical history information
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.
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, as different policies have different
levels of cover, ranging from complete cover, to partial
cover with a gap payment, to no cover.
For your safety and peace of mind, all
our instruments are bagged for individual use and sterilised
Medical Grade Footwear Program
John Burrie is an approved Medical Grade
Footwear (MGF) supplier by the Department of Veternas'
Affairs and therefore has an excellent understanding
of the special clinical footwear needs of veterans and