Enhanced primary care or EPC plans are a Government funded program whereby those who are eligible may receive up to 5 visits to an Allied Health Professional with little to no cost to the patient. The cost of the treatment is almost entirely covered by Medicare which allows for more people to access the care they need.
There are many conditions and categories that allow people to be placed on an EPC plan to receive treatment at a discounted price. However, many of those eligible do not take advantage of this because they are unaware of this initiative. To see if you are eligible for an EPC plan, you need to visit your GP and ask if you are eligible for one.
Podiatry is a regular service undertaken by those with an EPC plan. If you think you may be eligible for podiatry appointments under an EPC plan, you may be missing out on this service.
How often do you wonder if your feet are healthy? Let me ask you another question: When was the last time you saw a podiatrist regarding your feet?
Did you know that at Catalyst Podiatry we can assist you with a wide range of foot services? We treat postural issues, bunions, callous, toenails, warts, corns and even assist those with foot complaints related to their diabetes.
Give us a call and we can assist you on a regular basis to keep these issues under control or get rid of them altogether. Ph: 5333 3995
When most people think of podiatry, they think of orthotics. While orthotics are a part of podiatry, the majority of people who attend podiatry appointments do so for treatment of their nails and skin. Those who have no issues getting to their feet can quite easily manage their nails to prevent painful walking. However, what about those who struggle to reach their feet and more importantly stay there long enough to cut their nails?
People who have back or hip pain, poor eyesight and poor mobility are components that make self-care difficult, and these people can benefit greatly from podiatry treatment. Many patients report that they “look forward to podiatry the most” to have their nails and skin treated because their discomfort is removed when walking and moving about in daily life. In addition, many people also feel more comfortable after undertaking nail and skin treatment by a podiatrist even if they are capable of self-treatment.
If you find it difficult to reach your feet or have never seen a podiatrist before, consider if the benefit podiatry gives should be incorporated into your health routine.
All the best,
Brandon (Podiatrist at Catalyst Podiatry)