Appointments

 

Podiatry business hours

  • Mondays  12:00pm - 6:30pm
  • Tuesdays 7.30am - 6.30pm
  • Wednesday 7.30am - 6.30pm
  • Thursday 7.30am - 6.30pm
  • Fridays 8.00am -12.30pm
  • Saturday: 8:00am - 12:30pm

When making an appointment to come to Sports Lab as a private patient, no referral is required. However if you are receiving treatment from a service provider (Veteran Affairs, Medicare, Workers Compensation or Third Party) a referral from your doctor will be required at the time of appointment.

Veteran AffairsDepartment of Veteran Affairs

All Veteran Affairs gold card holders are eligible to receive podiatry services. The cost of services will be billed directly to Veteran Affairs. You are required to get a D904 referral from your GP. Some white card holders may be eligible depending on your doctors advice.

Medicare (Enhanced Primary Care Plan)medicare-card-logos

You are eligible to receive podiatry treatment under Medicare IF your doctor deems you suitable. Generally, you have to be suffering from a chronic condition or have an incapability of caring for your own feet. This a Federal Government funded initiative which allows suitable candidates to be referred with a maximum of 5 podiatry visits in a given year. You will be required to pay a set fee at the appointment and you then claim back the scheduled fee at any Medicare office on producing your receipt. We do not bulk bill.

Workers Compensation / Third Party

You can be referred by a doctor, employer or case manager, from the appropriate insurance company, for advice and treatment from Sports Lab. You must have a claim number, referral and a pre-approval for your initial appointment. Further treatment can be arranged by our podiatrists depending on what is required.

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Private Health Funds

HICAPS is available at Sports Lab. This will allow you to make an on-the-spot claim to your health fund and you will only have to pay the remaining gap at the time of appointment. This will save you having to claim directly you’re your health fund at a later time. Approximately half of the consultation fee will be covered, sometimes more and sometimes less. You are responsible for enquiring about your level of cover and whether your fund is covered under HICAPS prior to your appointment.

Modes of PaymentThe Sports Lab Clinic accepts Cash, EFTPOS, major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard & American Express, Amex) and Cheques. All appointments and gaps must be paid for at the time of consultation.

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Complimentary Reminder Service

Our reception staff at Sports lab - Drummoyne Podiatry provide all of our clients with our complimentary telephone, text message  reminder service the day prior to all appointments as well as our appointment reminder cards.