FAQs

Some fequently asked questions and answers.

  • Does Medicare cover podiatry?

Medicare CAN cover podiatry, if you are referred on a CDM/EPC plan by your GP.  If you are eligible, we have No-Gap practitioners, and as of June 2015 they will be bulk billing.

  • Can I claim podiatry on my Private health fund?

Yes. Provided you have the appropriate ancillary or “extras” cover. Please contact your health fund for the specific information.

Rebates are generally available on consultations, customised orthotics and semi-customised orthotics

  • Do you have HICAPS?

Yes. HICAPS allows you to claim your rebate at the time of your consultation, meaning you only have to pay the outstanding gap.

  • I have a DVA Gold Card. Am I covered?

Yes. If you have a GP referral (D904), you will inccur no out of pocket expense.

  • Does Medicare cover podiatry?

Normally no. If you are on an Chronic Disease Management Plan (organised by your GP) you may be eligible to claim a significant percentage of the consultation at Medicare. However this is restricted to people who have chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes. You will need to discuss your eligibility with your GP.

  • Is a referral required?

No. Not specifically for private visits. However, in certain circumstances as mentioned above, such as for Veteran Affairs, or Medicare rebates a referral IS required.

  • Do you have Laser for fungal nails?

No. At this point in time, we are not satisified with the amount of evidence that exists to prove it works as well as claimed.   We have collectively decided to wait until our podiatrists are satisfied the evidence is sufficient to offer it as a treatment option.