To help with diagnosis and subsequent treatment please bring:
- Referrals e.g. Veteran’s Affairs (D904 Form), C.D.A.H. or Care Plan Management Forms from your health care professional. Note: it is not necessary to have a referral to see a Podiatrist
- List of your current medication, dosage and times taken
- Results of any investigations e.g X-rays or pathology reports
- Up to three pairs of your most commonly worn shoes e.g work, sports shoes or shoes causing discomfort
- Appropriate clothing
Payment to be received at the time of consultation.
Prior payment arrangements can be made at the discretion of Podiatry Point.
Podiatry Point accepts cash, cheque (made payable to Podiatry Point), Visa, Mastercard, EFTPOS and HICAPS.
All instruments used in the clinic are packaged and autoclaved in accordance with Australian Standard 4815.
Veterans’ Affairs patients (Gold Card Holders) are required to have a referral (D904 Form) from their Doctor. This allows their consultations to be paid for by the Health Insurance Commission.
WorkCover patients are required to have a Claim Number from WorkCover and a referral from their Doctor. This allows their consultations to be paid by WorkCover.
Medicare Eligible Patients
Patients with a chronic condition may be eligible for Medicare rebates under the Medicare Chronic Disease Management Program (CDM). In this situation the patient will need their GP to prepare a GP Management Plan and Team Care Arrangements referral.
At Podiatry Point we recognise the cost of managing a chronic condition and subsequently offer bulk billing for CDM patients. Your Doctor will determine if you qualify for either of these programs and therefore the Medicare rebate.
Most Private Health Insurance funds cover podiatry services under the extras cover, however please contact your Health Insurance fund for details.
Missed Appointment and Cancellation Policy
Experience has unfortunately shown that we need to define a clear cancellation policy. We understand that sometimes plans fall through and as such we do not charge to change or cancel your appointment.
However 24 hours notice is required to change or cancel an appointment at Podiatry Point. This gives us the opportunity to reallocate your appointment time to another patient
Failure to give 24 hours notice or indeed not turning up for your allotted time may result in you being charged your full consultancy fee.
If your appointment is taken by someone else you will not be charged.