Podiatrists specialise in diagnosing and treating health disorders relating to the foot, ankle and lower limb. Painful feet can have a debilitating impact on your quality of life. At Ispahan Podiatry and Footwear we understand all foot health needs, whatever your age, gender or activity level. Our caring professionals appreciate that every person should be treated as an individual rather than lumped into symptomatic categories.
We do our utmost to get the best possible results, every time.
Am I covered?
All major Australian health funds cover podiatry services; so provided that you have this included in your cover, you should receive a rebate from your fund. Our practice has HICAPS available for on the spot claiming, so there is no messy back and forth between us and your health fund! If you are uncertain of your eligibility for a rebate on Podiatry Services we recommend you check with your health fund.
Medicare will cover some, but not all patients for Podiatric Services. As a part of the Chronic Disease Management Team Care Arrangements (also known as Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) Program), Medicare will provide podiatry cover to a select group of patients with long standing chronic conditions such as Diabetes, cardio-vascular disease, chronic arthritis and a handful of other diseases that will significantly affect your feet and lower limbs and your ability to care for them.
According to Medicare’s guidelines, EPC patients must have a referral from their GP, and are entitled to a maximum of 5 visits per year. You should speak with your GP to discuss your eligibility.