FAQ

QUESTIONS WE HEAR FROM PATIENTS
Do you need a referral?

No. All you need to do is call reception on 54705260 to arrange an appointment. 


Although Gold Card (Veterans Affairs) holders do need a GP referral to activate their treatment program. 

 

Does my Private Health Fund cover some of the costs of my consultation or orthoses?

Each health fund varies on the amount they cover and this depends on the level of cover you have. For your convenience Castlemaine Podiatry offers HICAPS claiming at the time of consultation. 

 

Is there Parking?

We have onsite parking including a disabled park in the front of the building. 

Is the clinic wheelchair friendly?

Our clinic is on a single level and easily accessible for wheelchairs and walkers.

 

Will Medicare cover Podiatry?

Not usually. Although people with chronic medical conditions that are ongoing (ie diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease etc) are eligible for up to 5 Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) Plan consultations per calendar year - if deemed appropriate by their GP. GP referral required. 


Castlemaine Podiatry does not Bulk Bill but does offers online claiming.