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- Q. What are the costs associated with podiatry services?
- Q.Can Podiatry be Bulk Billed?
- Q.Can I attend for Medicare Rebate podiatry at any time?
- Q. Does Dickson Podiatry provide services to DVA Card Holders?
- Q. Are rebates available for podiatry services through private health insurance?
- Q. Does Dickson Podiatry have HICAPS facilities? What is HICAPS?
Q. What are the costs associated with podiatry services?
- Initial Consultation – $89 Pensioner $69, Bupa $85, Medibank Private $97
- Subsequent consultation – $79 Pensioner $69, Bupa $75, Medibank Private $71
- Department Of Veteran Affairs – $63.30
- Home visit – $120 (north Canberra only)
Initial Consult – $99, Bupa $85, Medibank Private $97
Ingrown toenail surgery
From $350 to $600*
*individual consultation is required for a precise ingrown toenail surgery quote, additional fees may apply depending on the number of nail edges involved.
- 3D Custom Orthotics – $350 to $600
- Non Casted Orthotics – $120 to $219
Orthotic modifications (available onsite)
From $25, with increased costs depending on the type of modification required.
Note that orthotic modifications can only be performed during a podiatry consultation
Q.Can Podiatry be Bulk Billed?
In order to receive a Medicare rebate for podiatry services, you need to obtain a valid referral for podiatry from your doctor, as part of a GP Management Plan (GPMP) under Team Care Arrangements (TCAs).
This generally put in place if your GP identifies that you have a chronic medical condition or complex care needs, in which case you may benefit from having one of these plans in place)
If you are not an eligible patient for bulk billing a gap fee will apply. Under this system the gap fee (out-of-pocket expense) for the initial consultation is $15.00 and for a subsequent consultation is $11.00
The Medicare rebate applies only to the consultation fee, and any additional services will incur an out-of-pocket expense. For example, orthotic manufacture/modifications and any minor surgical procedures that may be recommended by your Podiatrist are not covered by Medicare.
Dickson Podiatry currently offers BULK BILLED podiatry services to eligible patients.
Q.Can I attend for Medicare Rebate podiatry at any time?
Dickson Podiatry offers Medicare rebate appointments through until 3pm on weekdays only.
Q. Does Dickson Podiatry provide services to DVA Card Holders?
Dickson Podiatry are registered to provide podiatry services to Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) Card holders.
If you are a DVA Card holder, you will require a referral from a doctor or hospital discharge planner in order to access podiatry. However, in general if you are a DVA Gold Card holder, DVA will fund podiatry services that are clinically needed. If you are a DVA White Card holder, DVA will fund podiatry services if required because of an accepted war caused or service related condition.
For more specific information about podiatry services ring Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
Q. Are rebates available for podiatry services through private health insurance?
Rebates for podiatry services are available through private health insurance, although the rebate provided depends on the type and level of cover. You can ring your health insurer to check rebates against there item numbers.
Dickson Podiatry is a Preferred Provider for Bupa, HCF and Medibank Private.
Q. Does Dickson Podiatry have HICAPS facilities? What is HICAPS?
HICAPS facilities is available at Dickson Podiatry Clinic.
HICAPS is an electronic health claims and payments system, which offers members of participating health funds the convenience of automatic claims processing, on the spot in the clinic. The real benefit to patients is convenience. No more queuing at health fund branches and filling in claim forms. For more information on the HICAPS system see www.hicaps.com.au