Bulk Billed Podiatry

Our feet are our foundation for living an active and fulfilling life. This is why Advance Foot Clinic is happy to offer bulk billed Podiatry appointments to eligible patients, as a bulk billing podiatrist, across each of our five Queensland clinics.

All Advance Foot Clinic Podiatry locations accept Medicare and Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) referrals. Medicare does not cover all Podiatry appointments, though rebates are available with an eligible Medicare referral.

Eligible patients with a valid Medicare referral may choose to book a bulk billed appointment Monday – Friday from 9am to 3.30pm.

Alternatively, you could book a standard appointment and receive the Medicare rebate back. Patients with a valid DVA referral are eligible for bulk billed appointments.

What is a Medicare bulk billed Podiatry appointment?

Our Medicare bulk billed appointments are 20 minutes in duration. Alongside being a bulk billing podiatry clinic, we have also reduced our fees so there are no out-of-pocket expenses for patients with a valid and eligible Medicare referral and concession card for valid podiatry services.

Bulk billed appointments are available weekdays between 9am and 3.30pm. Outside of these hours, you can book a standard appointment for a full consultation fee and receive the Medicare rebate.

If you are specifically after a bulk billed podiatry appointment, we recommend booking your bulk billed appointments in advance due to limited availability.

Bulk Billed Podiatry for Medicare Referrals

Which Medicare referrals are eligible for a bulk billed appointment?

There is the Chronic Disease Management Plan, also known as an Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) plan. This referral provides up to 5 Medicare rebateable Allied Health appointments per year.

People of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent are eligible for an additional 5 Medicare rebateable appointments per year.

These referrals are not letters your GP writes. They are specific Medicare forms provided to eligible patients with complex chronic medical needs such as Diabetes.

Your GP may choose to allocate your 5 visits between multiple Allied Health Providers. For instance, you may have 4 for Podiatry and 1 for Physiotherapy.

For Advance Foot Clinic Podiatry to use the referral, it must be current, addressed to Advance Foot Clinic Podiatry (or one of our podiatrists) with available appointments for Podiatry.

To determine if you are eligible for a Chronic Disease Management Plan, speak with your GP.

Bulk billed Podiatry for DVA Card Holders

Advance Foot Clinic podiatrists bulk bill DVA Gold Card and White Card Holders. If you are a White Card Holder, to be eligible you must have a condition requiring Podiatry care. Prior to your appointment, you will need a D904 referral from your GP.

In addition, we can assist with arranging transport for eligible patients, as well as organise Mobile Podiatry for those unable to attend our clinics.

If you are ready to get started then choose your nearest clinic and give them a call, or email info@afootc.com.au. You can also book online.

What do I need to access a bulk bill podiatrist appointment?

To access podiatry bulk billing services, you need to hold a concession card and have a valid referral. For podiatry bulk billing, you also need to book a bulk billed podiatry appointment, which you can do by giving us a call or sending us an email. Simply choose your nearest clinic and give them a call, or email info@afootc.com.au.

Do I need to have a concession card for bulk billed podiatrist appointments?

To be eligible for a bulk billed Podiatry appointment, you must hold a current concession card. We also need to keep these details up-to-date in our records.

What is the difference between a bulk billed podiatry and a standard podiatry appointment?

Bulk billed appointments

Standard appointments

How much is the Medicare rebate?

The Medicare rebate for patients with an eligible referral is $58.30 (as of July 2023). 

For bulk billed Podiatry appointments, no payment is required and Advance Foot Clinic claims the Medicare rebate on your behalf.

For standard appointments, the full fee is paid on the day. Medicare will then pay the rebate directly to you shortly after. There is no need to claim this rebate from Medicare because our helpful reception team will do this for you.

Can I have a bulk billed Mobile Podiatry appointment?

Advance Foot Clinic does not offer bulk billed Mobile Podiatry appointments for Medicare referral holders. You can, however, pay the home visit fee and receive the Medicare rebate.

How do I book a bulk billed Podiatry appointment?

Have a valid concession card and referral and are ready to book a Medicare bulk billed appointment? Then choose from our conveniently located clinics. We service Brisbane from Arana Hills, Ashgrove, Bellbowrie, Chermside and The Gap. We offer bulk billing at each of our podiatry clinics. In addition, we have a podiatry clinic and shoe store in Mount Isa.

So, find your nearest clinic and give them a call, or email info@afootc.com.au and ask for a bulk billing podiatrist appointment. Or you can book a standard appointment online.

Other bulk billed podiatry FAQs

Podiatry treatments and services that may be eligible for bulk billing include, but are not limited to:

  • Diabetic foot assessments. 
  • Routine nail care for patients with chronic conditions. 
  • Wound management. 
  • Biomechanical assessments for individuals with chronic conditions. 

Certain types of foot care for patients under Chronic Disease Management plans.

Not all podiatrists are bulk billing podiatrists, but at Advance Foot Clinic Podiatry we do offer bulk billed appointment options for eligible medicare referral bulk billing patients and eligible appointments. At Advance Foot clinic, you are in good hands – and so are your feet.

Take the first step towards happy and healthy feet.

Ready to give your feet the care they deserve? Book your bulk billed podiatry appointment online or call us and experience our expert podiatry services at any of our six clinic locations.