Do I need a GP referral to see Alex?
No. Private patients do not need a GP’s referral.
Veterans affairs patients will however require a referral.
Workers compensation patients will require a GP’s referral for treatment along with the appropriate case information such as case manager’s name, case number and insurance companies details with claim acceptance.
Private Health Fund
Can I claim Podiatry treatments with my health fund?
Podiatry consultations and services such as orthotic devices are claimable with most private health insurance companies. You should however check that your policy includes Podiatry in your level of cover. The rebate for Podiatry services available from health insurance companies varies greatly. Any services you receive will be quoted in advance so you will be able to check with your health fund for your level of rebate.
Can I claim my Podiatry services with HICAPS?
If you are with a private health insurance company you are able to claim the Podiatry services on the day of the consultation using the HICAPS facility. The balance of the costs can be paid in cash, Visa, Mastercard or EFTPOS.