What is a podiatrist?
A podiatrist is an allied health professional who must meet the professional registration requirements of the Podiatry Board of Australia. You must have a Bachelor of Podiatry.
A Podiatrist is trained to assess, diagnose and treat foot and lower limb problems. These may include skin and nail problems, foot and ankle injuries, foot complications related to diabetes and other medical conditions and problems with gait or walking.
Is a referral needed to see a podiatrist?
Most people do not need a referral to see a podiatrist, however some funding schemes require a referral from your doctor. These include department of Veterans affairs, Workers Compensation or those people who have health conditions being managed under a Chronic Disease Management Plan. Some community health services and most hospital based podiatry clinics will require a referral from your doctor.
Additionally we accept all private health funds
Different treatments podiatrists?
Skin and Nail care
Children feet problems
Podiatry & Compensation
At A2Z medical we specialise in CTP and workers compensation claims.
Part of our ‘Back on track’ plan includes podiatry treatments, in where podiatry treatment is introduced to your management plan in order to help you get back to your pre-accident state.
NDIS & Podiatry
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a national framework designed to support people living with disability and their families by ensuring they have access to the services they require.
A2Z Medical Centre is registered under the NDIS to provide services to the Sydney region.
How much does it cost?
There are 3 different methods of payment, they include:
EPC: Patients with chronic diseases are entitled to 5 EPC visits a year for any allied health practitioner, these payments are covered by medicare, however in order to use an EPC you must be referred from a general practitioner
Private health funds: Here at A2Z Medical we accept all private health funds. Depending on your type of cover you maybe entitled to a number of visits. please note that some covers may charge a gap payment depending on your level of cover.
Private visits: consultation for private patients costs $70
Our Payment options include
- Private health funds
- Private consultations