Entire Podiatry currently offers BULK BILLED podiatry services to eligible patients at all of our clinic locations.
What is bulk billed podiatry?
Bulk billed podiatry is when the podiatrist accepts the rebate offered by Medicare as the full fee for service, so that there is NO GAP fee for patients.
The Medicare rebate applies only to the consultation fee, and any additional services will incur an out-of-pocket expense. For example, footwear modifications, orthotics and minor surgical procedures that may be recommended by your Podiatrist are not covered by Medicare.
Am I eligible for bulk billed podiatry through Medicare?
In order to receive a Medicare rebate for podiatry services, you need to obtain a valid referral for podiatry from your doctor, as part of a GP Management Plan (GPMP) under Team Care Arrangements (TCAs). This is generally put in place if your GP identifies that you have a chronic medical condition or complex care needs, in which case you may benefit from having one of these plans developed.
The terminology can be confusing! If you would like more information, you may like to read this patient information sheet published by the Department of Health (it’s only 2 pages long!).
Can I attend for bulk billed podiatry at any time?
Our Easy T clinic at Robina offers bulk billed appointments through Medicare until 5pm on weekdays.
At all other clinics, our bulk billed appointments are available from 8am until 3pm on weekdays. If you wish to attend an appointment outside of these hours, you can still receive the Medicare rebate, however a gap fee will apply. Under this system the gap fee (out-of-pocket expense) for an initial consultation is $37.05 and for a subsequent consultation is $17.05.
All our Podiatrists offer bulk billing through Medicare, with the exception of Chris Hope and Melissa Pearce who do not bulk bill through Medicare. If you would like your appointment to be bulk billed, please speak with our reception staff to ensure an appropriate booking has been made for you.
How do I book a bulk billed podiatry appointment?
To book a bulk billed podiatry appointment with Entire Podiatry you can:
- Book online
- Freecall 1800-4-ENTIRE
- Call the most convenient clinic directly
When booking your appointment please advise the receptionist that you are seeking bulk billed podiatry through Medicare. Please also note this information in the booking form when booking online, and bring the GP Management Plan (GPMP) referral with you to your appointment.