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've had a great experience with the Footcare Clinic - Ruby is a great podiatrist, she's friendly, thorough and very knowledgeable. The staff here are lovely and the clinic itself is conveniently located. The whole team did a fantastic job during COVID, managing patients and keeping the workplace and waiting rooms clean and safe. Would highly recommend!

    thumb Lazar Bukarica
    9/15/2020
  • 5 star review  I googled this business and saw their ad which I was instantly drawn to. Professional website, easy to follow and book appointments, fast communication and personal communication from the podiatrist herself. Highly recommended!

    thumb Annemarie Werner
    9/12/2020
  • 5 star review  Highly recommended! Had issues with a ingrown nail. Trang did an excellent job with the surgery. The treatment was pain free!

    thumb ahmed hassan
    9/08/2020
  • 5 star review  I am very happy with the service provided by the Footcare Clinic. Ruby is always doing a great job taking care of my feet. Thank you very much

    thumb Leo Geuder
    8/24/2020
  • 5 star review  Have been recommended by a family member. I was satisfied with the service at the Footcare clinic. Ruby Howard has taken good care of my injury.

    thumb Ceanu Geuder
    8/21/2020
  • 5 star review  Have tried other Podiatrists but I have to say that when I started going to The Foot Care Clinic that Kim has been great and really getting to fix my foot issue. Would recommend 100%.

    thumb Peter Magee
    8/19/2020

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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