If your Local Doctor has placed you on a enhanced primary health care plan, there is a good chance that you will qualify to receive Podiatry care and get a rebate back from Medicare!
Currently the out of pocket expense for Podiatry treatment under this program is $10.05
When you come in for treatment you will need to first pay the full fee, however we can directly lodge an online claim to Medicare so that you receive your rebate directly to your bank account . Alternately we can provide you with a receipt for you to take to Medicare to claim yourself.
Patients on a enhanced primary health care plan can receive up to a total of 5 Allied Health treatments per year.
Criteria for being placed on a EPC plan is that you have a chronic health condition. It should be said that it is up to your local doctor to decide if you need to be on a plan, and your local doctors decision whether he would like to refer you under this plan.
Just because you have been diagnosed with Diabetes, it doesn't mean you are going to have foot problems!!! But we believe that an annual preventative Podiatry foot health check is one of the smartest things you could ever do for your feet!
In a foot health check we cover the basics, sensory tests, doppler, lesion check, educating regarding correct toenail cutting method and cut your nails if they need. Sensory testing is an effective tool in making sure your feet are in great shape!
Some of our diabetic clients come in every 6-10 weeks, as they need specialised care with their feet.