Contact Us

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
QLD 4870

Ph: (07) 4039 3533
Fax: (07) 4039 3299



Monday to Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm




Scheduling Appointments

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.

What to Have Handy for Your Appointment

Please have the following items handy at the appointment:

Referral forms (if required)
Pertinent medical and surgical history information
X-ray films


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.

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, as 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.


For your safety and peace of mind, all our instruments are bagged for individual use and sterilised by autoclave.

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 diabetics.


For details about claims to health funds, please give us a call.

Details about billings are available on the Payments Page.



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