Podiatry Appointments do not need a doctor’s referralGenerally, no you do not need a doctor’s referral to see a podiatrist in Australia.
Only those who receive a subsidy from the Federal Government such as users of a Medicare Enhanced Primary Care plan or a holder of a gold Veteran’s Affairs card require a referral. Private medical insurers such as MBF, Medibank and others do not require a referral to pay out on podiatry services. Likewise, those who pay for their own health services can attend a podiatrist without referral. If you are entitled to be referred for treatment under Work Cover or as a result of a legal proceeding, the initial contact will usually be made between your case manager and our clinic. For more information regarding our podiatry and orthotics services in Brisbane, Australia, please visit out homepage. Alternatively, click this link to return to the Podiatry FAQs Blog.