A Podiatrist is a university qualified, allied health professional who specialises in the management, diagnosis and treatment of the lower limb and feet.

As a primary health care provider, podiatrists do not need GP referrals to see you. However, if you have a referral, please bring it along.

Podiatry is an ancillary service so it usually will be covered in private health insurance policies depending on your level of cover. We recommend checking with your private health fund prior to your appointment.

Medicare only covers podiatry for those on an Enhanced Primary Care Plan (EPC) which is only issued by a GP. The current Medicare rebate is $55.10, which you should be able to claim back on the spot, although, as a private billing practice, there will be a gap payment necessary.

Please bring any relevant documents (referrals, health fund card) or relevant imaging (x-rays, ultrasound), orthotics you’ve had in the past, relevant footwear. It is also advised that you wear loose fitting clothes, or shorts, for biomechanical assessments.