Ancillary Payment Options
MEDICARE EPC Plan, NDIS, DVA and Workcover
- Medicare – Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) Plan is a government program that provides funding for individuals of any age with a chronic medical illness or condition to access treatment with Allied Health professionals. Eligible individuals receive a rebate for up to 5 Allied Health visits per calendar year which includes podiatry. To find out if you are eligible consult with your GP or practice nurse for an assessment to discuss your medical condition and what treatment would be of benefit. A Care Plan and EPC referral from your GP is required by us before or on the day of the appointment to allow us to process the claim. We can process the medicare rebate on the spot for you leaving a small gap payment.
- National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) – is a new scheme that provides individualised support for people with disability, their families and carers. Our Podiatrists are registered to provide a number of services to help manage any symptoms or simply to maintain independence and mobility for those who are unable to attend to their own feet. Please consult your GP or Case Manager for more information and your eligibility.
- Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) – our Podiatrists are registered and welcome all eligible DVA patients. We require an initial referral from your GP then an annual referral update. DVA gold card holders are covered for podiatry services they require including some footwear. DVA White card holders can be covered if their injury directly relates to the foot and/or ankle. Please discuss your eligibility for footwear funding with your Podiatrist.
- Workcover – We provide services for individuals who have been injured in car accidents or at work whether a direct injury to the foot or ankle – or an injury that effects the individual’s ability to attend to their feet such as spinal injuries. All individual cases vary – depending on your workplace and the insurance involved and we aim to work with yourself and your case managers to provided the necessary treatment required as best we can.