Our Podiatrist is able to manage, diagnose and treat many different foot conditions.
South Gippsland Hospital currently provides access to podiatry services either via Community Health funding or as a fee for service clinic:
The Community Health Podiatry service at South Gippsland Hospital is able to assist with general nail care, diabetes foot assessment, biomechanical injuries, wound management, nail surgery and orthotic therapy in a funded clinic. Our service is available to any patient over the age of 65, who has a chronic health condition, disability or who is eligible for a Team Care Arrangement (please speak to your GP). If you are unsure if you meet this criteria please contact the Community Health Centre to discuss this further. For those who are over the age of 65 you will also need to register with MyAgedCare to receive funded services.
The Podiatry Clinic offers affordable, comprehensive Podiatry assessments, foot and nail care, more complex treatment options, nail surgery and equipment or aids if required, including orthotics on a fee-for-service basis for adults, young people and children. Some private health funds offer podiatry under their ‘extras’ cover so it may be worth checking your individual policy.
Please call 5683 9780 Monday-Thursday to answer any questions.