How do I make an appointment?
Please ring our reception staff on 9589 4559 to organise an appointment that is suitable for you. Our reception desk is attended from 8am until 6pm Monday to Fridays.
Do I need a referral?
If you are a private patient, you do not need a referral letter. If you are on an Enhanced Primary Care Program (EPC), you will need a written referral from your GP prior to attending your appointment.
If you have a DVA Gold/White card, we require a referral from your GP prior to your appointment.
Are podiatry costs covered by Medicare?
If your doctor has given you an Enhanced Primary Care Plan (EPC), Medicare will rebate $52.95 per consult.
Are podiatry costs covered through my private health insurance?
Private health insurance does enable podiatry rebates. However all levels of private health insurance packages vary, so please check with your private health insurance as to your level of cover.
What do I need to bring?
Depending on the nature of your presenting complaint, you may need to bring along some items to the consultation.
- Referral letter and / or medical reports
- Private health fund card
- Previous orthotics / insoles
- X-rays, ultrasounds, CT and MRI scans
- Old footwear that may have specific wear patterns
- A selection of your regular footwear
- Appropriate clothing for foot and lower limb assessment
Do you offer a home visiting service?
Yes, we are able to offer this service for those who are unable to get into the clinic. However it is always preferential to see people within the clinic where possible. Please phone and speak to the clinic to discuss.
Do you offer a reduced rate to those with a pension card?
Yes, at Beaumaris Podiatry we offer a reduced fee for those holding a blue pension card. Please ensure you show this to your Podiatrist prior to paying your bill.
How long will my appointment take?
All appointments are booked in 30minutes intervals enabling enough time for your Podiatrist to diagnose and treat your problem.