WILL MY PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE COVER MY VISIT?
If you have private health insurance that covers extras including podiatry, you may be eligible for a rebate on services provided. Please contact your health fund prior to your appointment to find out your entitlement.
CAN I CLAIM MY BENEFIT ON THE SPOT?
Yes we have a HICAPS terminal that allows patients to claim their private health insurance rebate on the spot, providing you have your membership card with you.
DOES MEDICARE COVER PODIATRY SERVICES?
In some cases it does. Patients that have a Chronic Disease Management plan in place with a referral to Ashwood Podiatry from their GP will have their consultations covered by Medicare via bulk billing.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO MY FIRST APPOINTMENT?
Please bring any referrals from your GP or health practitioner.
Any x-rays, ultrasounds, CT scans, MRIs and reports that may be relevant.
Your daily footwear and any sporting or walking shoes.
Orthotics that you currently wear or have worn in the past.