CAN YOU SEE A PODIATRIST DURING STAGE 4 LOCKDOWN IN MELBOURNE? YES!

If you are in pain, and you need help, then YES, you can & should see a PODIATRIST during lock down.

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in Victoria, have made it very clear that, during stage 4 lockdown restrictions, you should still seek the healthcare you need.

You are still allowed to get the foot care you need during stage 4 lockdown.

DHHS have created specific guidelines and advice regarding care during this time, as some rules have altered.

You DO NOT need a GP referral to see our podiatrist
You CAN travel outside the 5km radius to receive healthcare

(use your appointment SMS or Email as proof of service)

DHHS have encouraged everyone who needs healthcare to continue to receive healthcare

Though you may only attend the clinic in person if the absence of care will mean that your condition and function deteriorates and that you may need to seek further care for this deterioration.

Trusted by 12,000+ Customers:

  • 5 star review  Saw Ngan (Kim) today at the foot are clinic. She was super thorough, knowledgeable and experienced. I've had pain in my foot for a little while and thought it will just pass but it didn't. after a few tests Kim was able to tell that my muscle was inflamed and had an action plan all ready for my way to recovery. Highly recommended.

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    11/23/2020
  • 5 star review  Kim was really great and assisted me to her best ability to accomplish what I wanted. She was very professional and knowledgeable, someone who really cares. I was recommended and after my experience would definately pass on this recommendation.

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    11/12/2020
  • 5 star review  Service at the Footcare Clinic is fantastic. Podiatrist Kim is knowledgeable and friendly. Her concern for client wellbeing is genuine. She is professional, thorough and efficient. I am grateful for her expertise which has vastly improved the condition of my feet and my overall quality of life. All staff at the clinic are friendly and helpful. I highly recommend their services.

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    11/11/2020
  • 5 star review  Amazing help came in with a multitude of injuries and poor running form preventing me from exercising. Within 2 weeks I was back to running and 6 weeks later with no knee pain, l am running pain free. Real professionals and I can not fault their services

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    11/09/2020
  • 5 star review  I’ve been going to the clinic in and off for a few years now, I couldn’t be more happier than the latest effort by the team to help me walk again properly However the results were even better that expected on the weekend I ran down a shoplifter to my amazement I could have done this a month ago believe me the treatment I received was first class Highly recommended clinic

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    11/01/2020
  • 5 star review  Podiatrist Ruby was professional and attentive. I would reccomend the foot clinic to others because they provided outstanding service. I was embarrassed about my feet, because l hadn't seen a podiatrist for a long time, but Ruby put me completely at ease. I can't reccomend her highly enough. Jen.

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    9/26/2020

Is My Pain Considered Urgent Right Now?

DHHS guidelines state, if you are someone who is in pain, and if you feel that your pain may deteriorate if left untreated, creating the possibility that in the future, you may need to present to a hospital, or medical specialist, then you are able to see a podiatrist during stage 4 lock down.

The following conditions will give you a general idea of what would be considered acceptable to come to the Clinic during Stage 4 Restrictions:

What happens if I get assessed and my injury isn’t deemed ‘essential’?

We’ve already had some people downplay their condition, only to find out their issue was more serious than they had thought (for example, when we diagnosed a fracture for what someone thought was just a sprained ankle).

When you attend the clinic, you’ll get assessed, then be given a diagnosis and treatment plan.

If your podiatrist deems your injury ‘essential’, you’ll be able to attend for further face to face sessions.

You won’t get in trouble if it turns out your injury isn’t as serious as you first thought. If you are in pain, and worried your condition may deteriorate, please seek the health care you deserve, just like normal.

Source: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/health-care-and-social-assistance-restrictions-covid-19

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What to expect in your consult?

We know your time is valuable and true to our values of respecting everybody we strive to always run on time.

Prior to your appointment you will receive an email with a link to complete your client forms online. If you prefer to do it in person we would appreciate that you arrive 10 mins earlier to allow time for registration and to make things run smoothly.

On arrival, you’ll be welcomed with a smile! You’ll meet your podiatrist, who will listen to your history, work with you to perform a thorough assessment and begin treatment to get to the bottom of your concerns.

We’ll stay in touch by sending personal emails or SMS (not bulk spam), and also ask for feedback after your appointments so we can continue to improve our service to you.

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