Our friendly reception staff are available to assist you with all booking, billing and administrative queries.
Home Visits are paid by cash or pre-paid by credit card. These are private health rebatable.
HICAPS is located on-site for immediate private health rebates. Insurance and OH&S (Occupational Health & Safety) claims will be considered on an individual basis.
The Department of Veterans Affairs allows some individuals to have access to ongoing podiatry care at no cost to the individual if they have a Repatriation Health Card.
At Suncoast Podiatry, we provide routine maintenance, physical therapy, biomechanical evaluation, footwear prescription and modification, as well as most of our other services to clients covered by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
If you have a Repatriation Health Card For All Conditions (Gold Card), the Department of Veterans Affairs will pay for podiatry services that are available through the DVA scheme. If you have a Repatriation Health Card For Specific Conditions (White Card), the Department of Veterans Affairs will pay for podiatry services that are required because of an approved war or service – related injury or disease. If a white card has been issued for
- Malignant Neoplasia (cancer)
- Pulmonary Tuberculosis
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Anxiety and/or Depression whether service-caused or not
Prior to treatment you will need a current DVA referral (D904) from your General Practitioner to see the podiatrist. This needs to be brought into the clinic or the treatment cannot be claimed and full payment will need to be made. A DVA referral from your GP is valid for 1 year and can be renewed annually.
Suncoast Podiatry treats patients referred by their GP under the Enhanced Primary Care (EPC)/ Complex Disease Management Plan (CDMP). If you have a current care plan in place, you are entitled to receive a rebate from Medicare for up to 5 visits per calendar year to Allied Health Professionals. This rebate is approximately equivalent to $52. If all allocated visits are not used within one calendar year, this can flow over and still be valid in the following year.
To be eligible for the Complex Disease Management Plan, your General Practitioner must assist you in managing chronic medical conditions such as
- Heart Disease
- Mental Health Illness
If you feel that you may be eligible to receive benefits under this scheme, please discuss with your GP or Medicare.