Faq

Do I need a referral to see a podiatrist?

No. Podiatrists are primary care providers so we do not require a referral. To see a podiatrist at Tammy Davis Podiatry it is as simple as calling (03) 5443 9211 to make an appointment, alternatively, you can email us on admin@tdpod.com.au.

What does a podiatrist do?

We deal with all foot and leg related problems.

We treat your feet and lower limbs! Whether you simply have trouble reaching your feet, or you have pain, a podiatrist is skilled to assess and treat all related problems.

Refer to our services page  for a list of problems that we can assist you with.

Does my Private health fund cover podiatry?

All private health funds cover different services within podiatry, and often your level of cover will determine if you are covered for podiatry. It is recommended to refer to your health fund’s Product Disclosure Statement or call them directly to find out if you are entitled to podiatry rebates.

For eligible members, we provide private health insurance rebates on the spot through our HICAPs terminal.

I am Insured With Bupa. Are You Bupa Members First?

Yes, at TDP, we are BUPAs choice for podiatry health care in Bendigo, and as such we are BUPA Members First. This means that if you are insured with BUPA, you receive a minimum of 60% refund on your fee.

All other private health insurance funds can be claimed through our HICAPS terminal.

Will Medicare cover podiatry?

Based on your medical history, your doctor will determine your eligibility for a Medicare Care Plan (EPC).

Should you be eligible and obtain a Medicare Care Plan form your GP, you will be required to pay our fees upfront. On your behalf, we process the Medicare rebate to return to your bank account within 24 hours. Your out of pocket fee for our service is approximately $15.00.

What other government support packages do you accept?

Department Of Veteran Affairs (DVA)
We accept DVA referrals prepared by your doctor.
Please note that the level of podiatry care entitlements differ between gold and white cards.

TAC
We accept TAC patients.

Home Care Package
We happily accept Home Care Package’s. We forward all invoices to the accounts department of your care package.

NDIS
As we are not a registered NDIS provider we cannot bill NDIS on your behalf.

However, if you are managed by a third party provider such as Care Connect, Plan Partners, Leisure Networks etc we are happy to invoice them directly on your behalf. We also accept self managed NDIS clients.

Work cover
Workcover claims are processed online.

Payment options

We have a range of payment options including cash, cheque and credit card.
We accept Visa, Mastercard, and America Express.

Do you have wheelchair access?

Yes. All of our clinics are on a single level, and have wheelchair accessibility.

Is there parking?

Yes. All of our clinics have ample on site parking.