|What is a podiatrist?||Podiatrists are university trained health professionals that specialise in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of lower limb disorders. This includes the feet, ankles, knees and hips.|
|Do I need a referral?||No. However, there are some circumstances where Medicare will rebate a percentage of the podiatry fees through the Medicare Chronic Disease Management (CDM) care plan. This is at the discretion of your doctor. If you think this may apply to you, then you will need to firstly contact your doctor to make the necessary arrangements and then contact Southern Tas Podiatry Clinic for your podiatry care program. Our receptionist can process Medicare Claims for eligible patients, using Medicare Online Claiming at the time of your appointment. |
For further information: The Department of Health
|Do you bulk bill Medicare chronic disease management (CDM) care plan?||No|
|Can I claim my visit through a private health fund?|| |
Yes, Southern Tas Podiatry Clinic can process your health fund claim at the time of your appointment using TYRO. We participate with the private health insurance companies listed below, but please be sure to check with your Health Fund for specific benefits.
Tyro accepts the following health funds:
|Do you accept EFTPOS and credit cards?||Yes. We accept cash and all credit cards. We do not except American Express.|
|Do you accept Department of Veterans Affairs members?||Yes, Bring your DVA card and DVA referral from your doctor to your first visit. If you do not have a DVA referral please see your doctor for the relevent D904 DVA Referral form and bring this along to your first appointment. We process Department Of Veterans Affairs Claims (DVA), using DVA Online Claiming.|
|How long are your appointments?||Your first appiontment will range from 40 mintues to 1 hour. Follow up appiontments will range from 20 - 40 minutes dependent on your presenting complaint. Our reception team will let you know what is appropriate.|
|What should I wear to my appointment?||You should wear clothing that is comfortable and that will easily allow the podiatrist to see your legs and feet.|
|What should I bring along to my appointment?||Depending on the type of appointment you are having, Please bring any recent imaging reports you have had in relation to your complaint, such as x-rays, ultrasounds, MRI, CT. If you have any paperwork or letters from any practitioner please bring them along with you also.|
|Do you have wheelchair, disabled and pram access?||Yes. There is disabled parking bays and ramp access at the back end of the Arcade.|
|Do you have parking?||Yes, we have ample parking with easy access. There is disabled parking bays and ramp access at the back end of the Arcade. There is also Electric car charging available in the public car park.|
|Cancellation Policy||If you are unable to attend please advise Southern Tas Podiatry Clinic as soon as possible. The minimum cancellation time is 24 hours – more notice is extremely appreciated as this means someone else in pain can utilise the time that was set aside at the time of booking. |
Failure to provide notice will incur a 50% payment fee at your next appointment.
If you need to reschedule/alter or cancel an appointment please telephone (03) 6264 3416 as soon as possible.