The Foot Hub Faqs
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No Podiatrists are primary health care providers; you do not need a GP referral to see a Sydney podiatrist at our foot clinic in Sydney, The Foot Hub.
Please refer to our fees page for detailed pricing.
Podiatry is usually covered under extras in private health insurance policies. We recommend checking with your private health insurance provider prior to the appointment to find out what services you are covered for and your level of rebate (refer to item codes above when talking to your insurer).
Medicare only covers podiatry for patients who have an Enhanced Primary Care Plan (EPC) issued by their doctor. Please ensure that the referring GP makes the referral out to ‘The Foot Hub’ and not individual practitioners.
Patients attending The Foot Hub should note that we are a private billing practice. It is our policy that payment for your consultation be made up front. Fees may be paid by cash, EFTPOS, Credit Card or Cheque. The current Medicare rebate is $58.00 We can lodge for this amount to be electronically transferred into your bank account on the day of your appointment. Funds are usually transferred within 24hrs. Please ensure Medicare have your bank details for this to occur. If Medicare does not have your bank details, please complete this form and send to Medicare.
A Medicare rebate is available for up to five appointments (or the number of appointments allocated by the referring Doctor) per calendar year. It is the responsibility of the patient to be aware of how many appointments they have used for other allied health services. If your EPC has expired or the rebate has already been allocated to other services the standard service fees will apply.
Yes we accept DVA referrals from your GP.
To be seen under workers or motor vehicle accident compensation we require a referral from your GP and a letter from the Insurance Company approving the initial consultation and medical report.
Yes, we take the safety of our patients very seriously. Our foot clinic in Sydney complies with and exceeds current Australian Standards for sterilisation of surgical and non-surgical instruments. All our instrument packs are sterilised within individual packages which are logged and tracked according to strict guidelines.
Please bring any relevant x-rays, scans or orthotics you may have had in the past. If you are coming in for an initial or biomechanical assessment we recommend that you bring in a selection of your current footwear. We also suggest you wear loose fitting clothing or shorts for biomechanical and ski boot assessments.
The Foot Hub asks all our patients to remove their nail polish and shellac prior to coming to all their appointments.
If you currently own a pair of ski boots, please bring them in addition to any footbeds/orthotics you may have. It is also a good idea to bring a pair of thin ski socks (these will be provided if you don’t have any). We also suggest you wear loose fitting clothing or shorts.
Travelling from the North and Eastern Suburbs – from South Dowling St turn into Lachlan Street and left onto Bourke St. Continue along O’Riordan St and left into Doody Street (35 Doody Street carpark is immediately to the right).
Travelling from the South – follow Southern Cross Drive/General Holmes Drive/Joyce Drive then turn right onto O’Riordan St then right into Doody Street (35 Doody Street carpark is immediately to the right).
Travelling from the West – From the M5 take the West Botany/Marsh street exit and turn left onto Marsh Street continue into Airport/Qantas Drive then left into Robey Street and left into O’Riordan St then right into Doody Street (35 Doody Street carpark is immediately to the right).