No- you do not need a referral to access podiatry services.
If you are experiencing foot, ankle, or lower leg pain, you should book an appointment with a podiatrist. Podiatrists are highly trained lower limb specialists who use a range of testing methods to diagnose your pain and create a treatment plan.
You can access funding to help pay for your podiatry services and we have outlined these below:
Contact your plan manager and let them know you would like to use our services. We are NDIS approved so can bill directly through the NDIS portal if you are agency managed. We can email invoices to you or your plan manager if you are self or plan managed.
Visit your GP for a care plan assessment and tell the GP that you would like to access podiatry services at our practice. If you come to our Elanora clinic; we do bulk bill these services. If you are requiring a home visit in SE QLD or Northern NSW, we charge you our full rates, and rebate the Medicare portion directly to your bank account
Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA):
Visit your GP and say that you would like to access podiatry services at our practice. The GP will need to complete a D904 referral for us to be able to bill DVA directly for your care.
Aged Care Funding:
We provide services through all My Aged Care funding; CHSP, HCP, STRC, TCP etc.
You will need to speak to your case manager and tell them you would like to access our services and they will set up a referral.
Private Health Insurance:
We can bill your health insurer for your podiatry services. They may cover a lot, or only a little of the full cost, dependant on your level of cover.
No funding? No worries- we see many people who pay privately.