We treat, manage and help prevent foot problems.
A podiatrist is trained to diagnose and treat conditions of the feet and lower limbs. They can help to support you to improve your wellbeing and live independently through prevention, assessment, treatment, and monitoring of your foot health.
Our services include:
- General foot care treatments
- Foot posture assessments
- Insoles and arch supports (orthotics)
- Surgery for ingrown toenails
- Annual diabetes foot check-ups
- Nail, skin care and footwear advice
- Injury, wound and pain management
- Children’s foot assessments
We also offer a multidisciplinary Children’s Walking Clinic for late crawlers or walkers, or children having running difficulties.
Who can use this service?
This service is available for everyone, at all ages.
This service is subsidised for people with greater health, economic and social needs. Your fee for this service will be discussed with you upon enquiry and is dependent on your circumstances.
Banyule Community Health no longer provides podiatry services for those on a Home Care Package and as such, these individuals are unable to receive this service under any other funding source. We encourage individuals to seek advice from their case manager regarding how to access Podiatry services.
Podiatry also does not accept Enhanced Primary Care Plans/Chronic Disease Management Plans (EPC/CDM) via GP referral. However, these individuals are welcome to attend for a nominated out of pocket fee.
To find out how much you may have to pay, please contact Referral & Intake on 9450 2000.
For more information, please see our Service Eligibility and Fees page.
Acknowledgement: Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care. Visit the Department of Health and Aged Care website (www.health.gov.au) for more information.
Disclaimer: Although funding for these Allied Health services has been provided by the Australian Government, the material contained herein does not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Australian Government.