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  I can't reccomend The Footcare Clinic enough! The whole team are just amazing. So inviting, helpful and informative. A special mention to Kim the podiatrist who helped me accomplish my goal in just 3 short weeks. Thank you for looking after me 😊

    thumb Nicole Cestnik
    May 25, 2022
  • 5 star review  I found this clinic through Google reviews a couple of months ago and they've been fantastic from the start! I saw Kim to help with my foot/ankle pain that I've been struggling with for years, and she's been fantastic. She is super friendly and knowledgable, and clearly explained everything we needed to do to sort it out asap. The clinic itself is clean and welcoming, overall absolutely lovely place to go to.

    thumb Kandy De Montero
    May 22, 2022
  • 5 star review  I could hardly walk when I got out of bed as the pain was so bad in my feet after 7 visits to the foot care clinic I have no pain in my right foot so hopefully 2 more visits the left foot will be ok I would recommend laser and shock wave therapy to anyone who suffers from planter fasciitis problem’s. A big thanks to kim

    thumb Floyd Ralston
    April 20, 2022
  • 5 star review  Great experience, Kim was so lovely and knowledgeable and explained everything so well.

    thumb G C
    April 6, 2022
  • 5 star review  Kara was super professional, very attentive, friendly and caring! Her attention to detail is 110%, highly recommend this lovely lady! Thanks again for your time, Kara!

    thumb Rebeccah “Chip” Jordan
    March 30, 2022
  • 5 star review  Highly recommend clinic helped me a lot and fixed my feet problem. Definitely will go back if I ever need to

    thumb J M
    March 15, 2022

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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