ProficientPodiatry

Frequently Asked Questions



Do I need a referral?

You don’t need a referral to see a Podiatrist, simply ring us to book an appointment.
See "Contact Us" page for details

Do you have HICAPS?

Yes, we do. This enables you to claim your health insurance rebate (if covered for Podiatry) on the spot and you only pay the gap. HICAPS also doubles up as an EFTPOS terminal.

Are Medicare rebates available?

Ordinarily, Medicare rebates are not available for Podiatry services. However, there is a specific referral (Enhanced Primary Care referral) that patients with chronic conditions can obtain from their GP’s which will entitle you to claim Medicare rebates for up to 5 Podiatry visits annually.

Are EPC referrals bulk billed?

Yes. If you have a valid EPC referral (care plan) from your GP, your visit will be bulk billed.