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.

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  • 5 star review  I dropped something heavy on my toe a number of months ago and my nail eventually began to break away. The new nail was growinh back but the old nail just wasn't going to give. It eventually led to a nasty accident that prevented me from being able to go to work. I was unable to find a GP that was going to deal with the issue and decided I needed to see a podiatrist. The Footcare Clinic was very helpful and provided a good service. They dug out the old nail using quality tools to keep damage to my toe, down to a minimum and Will the podiatrist was awesome. Very relaxed and I felt very comfortable putting my situation in his hands. My toe has since begun to heal well with no infections and no pain. Thanks a bunch Will and The Footcare Clinic!! ✌✌

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    October 17, 2021
  • 5 star review  Very impressed with Will. I came in with a fungal infection both on my toenails and the bottom of my foot. He helped get rid of the skin infection and after one round of laser treatment on my toenails, I can see a huge difference. The fungal infection has almost gone away completely. Will didn't mess around with making me come back for unnecessary appointments. Highly recommend to anyone.

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    October 1, 2021
  • 5 star review  I can not recommend this clinic enough!! I was greeted with a very warm welcome from Kate in reception and I have appreciated the flexibility to move appointments as I juggle work and kids. A massive thanks to Kim for treating my foot!! I am amazed at how quickly I received positive results after just 2 visits and after only 1 treatment!! Kim was interested to find the cause of the problem, rather than just treating the problem and for this I am grateful. The extra care is appreciated and helped build the trust. I am confident in Kim's ability to treat my foot and to provide health advice.

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    September 30, 2021
  • 5 star review  Above and beyond service. Highly recommend Dr Kim Harwood. Very knowledgeable and caring for our future health needs. Explains everything from issue to a solution in depth in simple everyday language. 🙂 I'm grateful to make the switch to visit this clinic. Make that booking, you won't be disappointed.

    thumb Milli Kauvai
    September 8, 2021
  • 5 star review  Everyone is super professional and friendly. Antonella is so friendly and I always love having a chat with her while I wait for my appointment. Dr Trang is my podiatrist and she has always made me feel comfortable with my feet issues. I highly recommend The Footcare Clinic!

    thumb Sari Setiawan
    August 27, 2021
  • 5 star review  For the first time in fifteen years I've been able to walk without pain in my feet. Everyone at the foot care clinic was helpful and nice. I would definitely recommend.

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    August 9, 2021

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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