- Do I need a referral to see a Podiatrist?
No, you do not need a referral to see a podiatrist. However, if you are having your costs covered by Workcover, the Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) or through an Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) Plan, you will need to be referred to our clinic by your general practitioner.
- Do you have HICAPS?
Yes. We have a HICAPS terminal on site which allows you to claim your consultation on private health after your appointment. If you forget your private health card, we can email you a copy of your invoice and you can claim directly with your private health fund.
- Do you provide orthotics?
Yes we do. It is important to note that not everyone needs orthotics. Therefore, we will assess your need for orthotic therapy during your consultation. To read more on orthotics, head to https://watsoniapodiatry.com.au/sports-care/orthotics/
- Is Podiatry bulk billed?
If you have an Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) Plan from your GP, your podiatry consultation will be bulk billed. You are entitled to 5 visits covered on an EPC by Medicare for allied health services per calendar year. Your GP will determine whether you are eligible for this program. If you do not have an EPC, your consultation will not be bulk billed by Medicare.
- Is there Parking and disabled access?
Yes there is both. We have parking directly out the front of the clinic. There are no stairs into the clinic, therefore allowing for disabled access. We also have bathroom facilities on site that allow for disabled access.
- Should I be seeing a podiatrist about my problem?
Podiatrists are specialists in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of lower limb and foot conditions. If you are suffering from pain or discomfort in your feet and lower limbs, come and see us!
- Will the treatment hurt?
Most podiatry treatments are painless. There are instances and conditions where the treatment may cause discomfort, however this will be discussed with you prior to treatment.