Patient ChecklistIs this the first time you have visited a podiatrist? Well, don't worry. This handy guide will prepare you for your appointment and help make the most of your time with the foot and ankle expert.
Before Your Visit
- Make a list of your symptoms and questions.
- Make a list of all medications and any previous surgeries.
- Gather and bring important related medical records and laboratory test reports from other doctors or hospitals (including X-rays, MRIs, Ultrasounds and lab results) – I prefer to look at the studies before reading the report.
- Check with your Health Fund Provider to see if you have Podiatry coverage (unless you know already.)
- Call before your visit to tell the office if you have special needs.
- Bring a friend or family member if you think it will be helpful.
- If your problem involves walking and/or exercise, bring your walking/exercise shoes with you to the appointment.
During Your Visit
- Go over your list of questions.
- If you do not understand an answer, be sure to ask for further explanation.
- You can take notes and listen carefully.
- Discuss your symptoms and any recent changes you may have noticed.
- Tell your podiatrist if you are pregnant or if you are trying to get pregnant.
- Let your podiatrist know if you are being treated by other doctors for the related problem.
After Your Visit
- Prepare for any tests your podiatrist orders.
- Ask about what you need to do to get ready, possible side effects, and when you can expect results.
- Ask when and how the test results will be made available to you.
- Schedule a follow-up appointment (if necessary) before you leave your podiatrist's office.
Payment and Billing Information
Fees and Charges
Orthotic Therapy Charges
Follow-up/ general consult
EPC (CDM) Referral
(Claim sent to Medicare for you to receive your rebate)
|Any additional charges related to a treatment will be discussed before commencement.|
Assessment & casting – includes Biomechanical, Gait and Muscle testing
Orthoses - Pre-made professional orthotics for adults, dress shoes and children
Custom-made EVA Foam and Rigid orthoses:
$500 - $700
Second pair of custom orthotics are usually at a lower cost.
Payment Methods AcceptedVisa, MasterCard, American Express, EFTPOS, Cash and Cheque.
Good Foot Podiatry does not bulk bill. However we are registered with Medicare and you may be eligible to claim a rebate through Medicare, if you have a Medicare referral to our clinic from your GP.
Department of Veteran Affairs
Good Foot Podiatry is registered with the Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) and podiatrist are recognised footwear prescribers of medical grade shoes.
Private Health Fund Rebates
If you belong to a private health fund you may be eligible to claim part of your treatment cost. Contact your health fund directly to enquire about your podiatry rebate eligibility.
Good Foot Podiatry has Tyro which allows "on the spot" claims through your health fund.