How much does a podiatrist cost?
Podiatrist costs are subject to change depending on your treatment needs, and the below fees are provided as a guide only. Please ask you Podiatrist for a more precise individual quote for any of our services.
If you have private health insurance, rebates are often available for relevant item numbers. Please contact us for more information about item numbers should you wish to better estimate your out-of-pocket expenses.
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.
Entire Podiatry currently offers bulk billed podiatry services to eligible patients (referred under the Chronic Disease Management (CDM) plan – formerly referred to as Enhanced Primary Care Plan or EPC) at all of our clinic locations between the hours of 8am – 1pm Monday-Friday. Outside of these hours will incur an out of pocket expense. All podiatrists bulk bill except Christopher Hope.
For more information on how bulk billing works, visit our bulk billed podiatry FAQs.
How much do laser podiatry treatments cost?
Entire Podiatry is currently offers a free* 15-minute initial assessment for laser podiatry. If you are considering laser podiatry and would like to know more about this treatment, or feel unsure whether it is appropriate for your needs, call to book your free initial assessment today.
Laser fungal nail treatments are over three sessions and the total cost is $650 (ie: $200 per session) and includes a take home starter pack for $50 which includes a bottle of laundry rinse, tinea cream and shoe spray. Urea t $220 per session, with additional costs involved depending on the number of nails requiring treatment. An antifungal laundry rinse, urea cream, tinea cream and spray are also provided as part of the fee for the first fungal nail laser podiatry treatment.
Laser wart treatment costs $250 per session, depending on the nature and extent of the condition requiring treatment. During one treatment session, laser therapy can be provided to a single wart up to about 10mm in diameter, or to several smaller warts. Bigger and more complex warts, such as mosaic warts, usually require more than one session.
A more precise estimate of fees and number of sessions recommended can be provided on your first visit.
Laser podiatry is currently available at our Brisbane CBD and Robina Easy T clinics only.
*appointments are subject to availability
How much does ingrown toenail surgery cost?
As a guide, surgical procedures for ingrown toenails range in cost from $250 to $500, with additional costs depending on the number of nail edges involved. However, an individual consultation with your podiatrist is required in order to provide a precise quote for ingrown toenail surgery.
Conservative ingrown toenail treatment can also be provided at the cost of podiatry consultation fees (initial and subsequent, depending on the number of treatment sessions as required).
A follow-up review appointment is also recommended after ingrown toenail surgery, for which there is a standard consultation fee.
Make an appointment with one of our podiatrists for an estimate of costs to treat your ingrown toenail.
How much do orthotics cost?
The cost of orthotics can vary considerably depending on the type, and there are differences in available rebates depending on your level of health fund cover.
Custom foot orthotics cost in the range of $800 to $900. This includes consultation fees, biomechanical assessment, 3D laser scanning, orthotic prescription, initial fitting and 4-week review fitting including minor adjustments, with a Triple Guarantee.
CFA orthotics are a mid-range option, and cost in the range of $500 to $600. This includes consultation fees, biomechanical assessment, orthotic prescription, initial fitting and 4-week review fitting including minor adjustments.
Off-the-shelf orthotics are available from pharmacies and other healthcare stores, and these can often be purchased for less than $100. Although these orthotics are not at all customised to suit your individual foot, at Entire Podiatry we may be able to make minor adjustments to off-the-shelf orthotics to better suit your foot.
Orthotic modifications are available onsite and the cost starts at $10, with increased costs depending on the type of modification required. Note that orthotic modifications can only be performed during a podiatry consultation.
The above cost information is provided as a general guide, and we recommend you see your podiatrist for a more precise quote.
Do Entire Podiatry provide services to DVA Card holders?
Entire Podiatry are registered to provide podiatry services to Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) Card holders.
If you are a DVA Card holder, you will require a referral from a doctor or hospital discharge planner in order to access podiatry. Some podiatry services also require prior approval from DVA in order to be funded under this system, and there are specific restrictions that apply in certain circumstances. However, in general:
- if you are a DVA Gold Card holder, DVA will fund podiatry services that are clinically needed;
- if you are a DVA White Card holder, DVA will fund podiatry services if required because of an accepted war caused or service related condition.
For more specific information about podiatry services available through DVA, you may wish to access this factsheet published by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
Are rebates available for podiatry services through private health insurance?
Rebates for podiatry services are available through private health insurance, although the rebate provided depends on the type and level of cover. If you would like to estimate your out-of-pocket expenses for podiatry, contact us to for details of relevant item numbers for your needs. You can then check rebates with your private health insurer against these item numbers.
What is HICAPS and does Entire Podiatry have HICAPS facilities?
HICAPS is an electronic health claims and payments system, which offers members of participating health funds the convenience of automatic claims processing, on the spot in the clinic. The real benefit to patients is convenience. No more queuing at health fund branches and filling in claim forms. For more information on the HICAPS system see www.hicaps.com.au.
HICAPS facilities are available at all Entire Podiatry clinics.
Hospital visits, home visits and mobile podiatry
The cost of a mobile podiatry visit is $140. You can claim some of this cost back from Medicare or your private health insurer. Find out more about our mobile podiatry service.