Dear Patients, EPC REFERRAL CO-PAYMENT

2 August 2021

Dear Patient

At Stepping Out Podiatry we pride ourselves on providing exceptional patient outcomes and outstanding patient care.

We have for many years now absorbed the cost associated with bulk billing EPC referrals, however with the rising business costs due to COVID, this is now unsustainable.

Even the cost of a box of gloves has risen from $6 per box to now close to $20 per box!

From today we will be asking a co-contribution to your podiatry consultations.

What this means is that there will be a $20 or 30 co-payment for Diabetic assessments or nail care for patients who have an EPC plan.   

Payment Details:

Payment is made in full at the time of the appointment and you receive the Medicare Rebate on the spot.

You must have:

  1. Your EFTPOS or credit card to pay the amount in full
  2. Your Medicare card to get the rebate back on the spot into your chosen bank account.
CostMedicare contributionYour co-payment
Initial musculoskeletal (foot and leg assessment)$125$55.10$69.90
Standard musculoskeletal$105$55.10$49.90
Foot Care (Nails and Callus, Diabetic checks)$85$55.10$29.90
Foot Care pension rate (Pension card and health care cards only)$75$55.10$19.90

Thank you,

Carly O’Donoghue