HILLS PODIATRY CENTRE
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What do Podiatrists do?
Podiatrists are university educated health professionals who are highly skilled in the area of the lower limb. Podiatrists can assess, diagnose and treat conditions of the foot, ankle, lower limb and related structures of the leg.
Podiatrists treat a range of different conditions either in a private practice or hospital settings. They can treat children, adults, the elderly and those with chronic diseases such as diabetes and arthritis. Often podiatrists see patients with mobility issues, ingrown nails, heel pain, flat feet or bunions.
Our practices at Hills Podiatry Centre also treat individuals who have a specific sports interest. We can assess, diagnose and treat patients with either acute or chronic sporting injuries. We can also assist you prevent an injury from occurring, call us today on 88141555 today to find out how.
We recommend seeing a podiatrist if you have:
- Leg or foot pain
- Work long hours and stand for long periods of time
- Have deformed nails or skin problems
- Smelly or sweaty feet
- A Chronic health condition such as diabetes or arthritis
- Find yourself tripping or falling a lot
- Always find yourself consciously worrying about how your feet look or feel
- Are a runner or a sports person with foot pain or wanting to prevent an injury from occurring
- Are a parent or guardian of a child who you are worried about. Sometimes you may notice they are walking unusual, complaining or leg pain or you find your child is tripping frequently
- If you can’t reach or see your feet
Do I need a referral to see a Podiatrist?
Short answer no. You do not need a referral to see a podiatrist. Some patients will have been referred by their doctor or another health professional however if you call us today you will not be turned away or have to pay extra because you were not referred by someone. Call us today at Hills Podiatry Centre 88141555 to book an appointment today.
Is there parking, public transport and disabled access?
We understand that parking for appointments can be a stressful hassle. That’s why at both our practices we made it our priority to have free parking with disabled access. At Kellyville and Dural we are on the bottom level of both buildings with no steps required to enter our facilities. Our Kellyville practice is located on Wrights Rd, which has a bus stop 3-4 minutes walk from our door.
For more information and a bus timetable go to Sydney Buses at http://www.sydneybuses.info/routes.
Is my appointment covered by Medicare or my Private Health Fund?
We accept all referrals from doctors and Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) cardholders. If you have a specific referral form from your doctor known as an Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) Plan you will be eligible for a $52.95 Medicare rebate on your podiatry service.
We have a rebate machine at both our facilities, which means you do not have to travel to Medicare or fill out a form for your rebate. If you have an EPC plan you will receive the rebate on the spot the same day as your service.
If you have a private health fund (for example Bupa, Medibank Private, HCF etc) and you are covered for podiatry some or all of your appointment will be covered depending on your level of cover.
Do you have a HICAPS Machine? How can I pay for my appointment? What are the costs?
We have a HICAPS machine at both our practices, which means you only have to pay the required gap on the day. You will not have the hassle of filling out forms online or driving to the office of your chosen fund for your money back. A new patient consultation costs $98 (Health Fund Code: F004) and any follow up appointments is $73 (Health Fund Code: F014). A comprehensive biomechanical assessment on our amazing Zebris Treadmill costs $150 (Health Fund Codes: F004 $75 & F118 $75). This biomechanical assessment can only be conducted at Dural Podiatry. Call us today to find out more.
If you are unsure about your level of cover and how much you will receive back, if you give us a call on (02)88141555 for Kellyville or (02)96539772 for Dural we will let you know the exact code/s for your podiatry treatment so you can find out prior to your appointment.
For you appointment we accept cash, EFTPOS, HICAPS, Visa and Mastercard as payments.