Fees - Upfront and Transparent

Dear Patient,


Providing high quality healthcare is my priority to you. I also want to be completely transparent and honest. We have decided to make our fees freely available and as low as possible. These fees pay for you to receive up to 30 minutes of podiatry care in a standard initial or subsequent appointment. Concession rates do apply for pensioners and health care card holders.

There are a number of factors that influence the out of pocket cost of a private health rebateable consultation with a Podiatrist (or other allied health provider):

  1. Level of private health insurance cover.
    It is worth checking your rebate payable, comparing insurers on an annual basis to ensure that you are getting the best value for money.


  1. The fee chosen by the provider.

  2. The time spent on each consultation – insurers allow for a brief (15 minute – item 010), standard (30 minute – item 012) and comprehensive (45 minute – item 014).
    Often providers will shorten consultation times to see more patients but charge a standard or comprehensive appointment rate. Another option taken is for providers to do their own reception duties, taking 5 minutes out of each appointment time.


  1. Preferred provider arrangements (Eg. Medibank and BUPA).

    Preferred provider arrangements mandate fees to be set at lower, financially unsustainable rates for providers. It also creates an unfair scenario where patients are charged different rates depending on their choice of health insurer, and their level of coverage.


It is for these reasons that we have decided to only participate in preferred provider schemes which do not mandate fee rates.

Medicare Patients – The level of rebate you are given will also depend on a number of factors. A minimum of $56 (indexed annually) will be rebated – you will get more back if you have reached the Medicare Safety Net. See https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/medicare-safety-nets for details.

You are eligible to receive a Medicare rebate via an annual TCA/CDM plan from your GP.

DVA patients – the charge of $85.65 is set by the Department of Veterans Affairs and is subject to indexation.

NDIS – Standard fee rates apply for self managed participants. Plan managed participants are required to pay the NDIS hourly rate of 193.99.


Please feel free to contact us if you do have any questions or queries.