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 have been going to the Foot Clinic in Keysborough for many years. I am a 45 year old mum of a autistic boy and have type two diabetes. The staff here are all super lovely. Podiatrist Will is great and lives a chat about life and cooking and sport. He makes you feel relaxed while he does his work. My foot health is going great thanks to the knowledge and expertise of these specialists.

    thumb Danielle Brocklehurst
    2/05/2021
  • 5 star review  The service was exceptional. Thanks to Podiatrist Will I can now understand why I have experienced my foot pain and what we can do about this pain. I recommend The Footcare Clinic to anyone who has suffered/suffering from constant foot pain.

    thumb Michelle U
    1/29/2021
  • 5 star review  The service I received was awesome. Thanks to podiatrist Kim for her expert knowledge regarding diabetes and how to care for my feet effectively. I highly recommend The Footcare Clinic.

    thumb Gail Boyd
    1/13/2021
  • 5 star review  I seen my podiatrist Will Kennedy for the first time on Wednesday, 13 January 2020. This was my first time seeing a podiatrist. I had recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Everyone at the clinic was helpful welcoming and friendly. Not only did Will put me at ease on arrival, he went through all the steps he was going to do in my treatment and provided me with individualised advice in managing my condition. I was never rushed through my appointment and given the time to discuss any of my concerns. Will has made me feel more confident and in control of my diabetes and educated me about the importance of diabetic foot care. I would recommend this clinic to anyone for any type of care that you require.

    thumb Noelene Nolan
    1/13/2021
  • 5 star review  First time to a podiatrist and the Footcare Clinic provided a great experience. Everyone is really nice. I loved the fact there was a plan for the treatment and they talk you thing everything.

    thumb Rochelle Liyanage
    12/18/2020
  • 5 star review  A very positive experience today with the podiatrist Ngan (Kim) after months of pain in my forefeet. After thoroughly assessing my history, symptoms and gait, Kim clearly explained the likely cause of my forefoot pain and the most suitable treatment plan. I felt immediate relief in my forefeet after the initial treatment session. I can highly recommend The Footcare Clinic to anyone who may be experiencing forefoot pain and is thinking of seeking treatment.

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    12/07/2020

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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