Frequently Asked Questions

A podiatrist is a registered, qualified health professional who specialises in assessing, diagnosing, and treating all disorders of the foot, ankle and lower limb. This can include anything from foot, ankle and leg pain to ingrown toenails and plantar warts to name but a few of the conditions we see regularly. Podiatrists can also effectively treat other conditions such as Achilles tendinopathy, plantar fasciitis, and shin splints for example.

If you are still unsure if we can help you, please feel free to call (03) 9529 6608 and one of our friendly team will be more than happy to discuss your problem and inform you if we are able to be of assistance.

Please telephone the clinic at (03) 9529 6608 or simply book online.

Prahran Foot Clinic is open Monday to Saturday with after-hours appointments available during the week.

During your initial consultation, your podiatrist will take a thorough history concerning your presenting problem as well as your medical and surgical history. Your podiatrist will make all efforts to accurately diagnose your condition and initiate treatment during your first visit where possible.

No, however Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) patients will require a referral from their GP.

Yes. We are open Monday to Saturday with evening appointments available during the week. Please contact the clinic for further details.

Prahran Foot Clinic offers Tyro HealthPoint facilities which allows convenient on-the-spot health fund rebates for patients insured with eligible health funds. We advise patients to contact their health fund for further information regarding rebates.

It is a requirement that fees are paid at the time of your consultation.

No. Unfortunately, the costs associated with providing quality podiatry services are very high and the rebate offered by Medicare is inadequate.

If you have a referral from your GP for treatment under the Medicare Chronic Disease Management programme (formerly Enhanced Primary Care) you will be required to pay for your consultation and a claim will be lodged with Medicare on your behalf.

At present, the Medicare rebate for podiatry consultations is $58.30. Once assessed by Medicare and approved this will be deposited into your registered bank account.

Yes. DVA Gold Card holders will receive a full rebate for podiatry consultations and other treatment-related expenses with a valid referral from their GP.

Please contact us prior to seeking a referral to receive the necessary information for your GP. For other forms of Veterans’ Affairs Cards (such as Green or White cards) please contact DVA on 1800 VETERAN (1800 838 372) for details regarding podiatry-related rebates.

Where possible it is helpful to see the footwear that you wear the majority of the time (i.e. work boots, runners, etc.). Also bring along any x-rays or other scans (e.g. ultrasound, CT, MRI) that you may have as well as a referral letter if you were sent by another health professional.

Yes. All instruments at Prahran Foot Clinic are cleaned, individually packaged & sterilised in an autoclave for each and every patient. This is in accordance with Infection Prevention & Control Guidelines from the Podiatry Board of Australia and AS 5369:2023. All podiatrists are fully qualified, registered with AHPRA, and insured.

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