Our feet are among our most precious body parts, allowing us safe travel from point A to point B. But what happens when problems start to arise such as pain, discomfort, or swelling? Truth be told, because the feet, ankles, and lower limbs take on a considerable (yet varying) amount of work daily, its only natural that for some, these parts of the body could start acting up. That’s why it’s critical to get arising issues seen to while they’re still in their very early stages as to avoid having to endure severe physical pain which will undeniably impact your quality of life. A trusted podiatrist can offer you all the services you need when it comes to dysfunctions in the feet and lower limbs, but what happens when things start to cost a bit more then you were bargaining for? If you’ve never heard of a bulk bill option, we are going to shed some sweet light into your life about how this may benefit you now.
Cost Free For The Patient
If you’re wondering if you’re eligible for bulk billed appointments, you need to ask yourself these questions. Is my ailment severe? Have I had it seen to by my general practitioner? If so, am I still suffering and need further medical assistance? The problem is, your GP cannot help with localized issues, they can merely point out that there is a problem that needs specialist attention. If this is the case, they need to grant you with a valid letter of referral for podiatry to register with Medicare. This letter will prove that you do have a chronic medical condition or complex care needs. Once you have registered to receive your bulk-billed appointment, you will be able to have a consultation with no out the pocket expenses. These appointments will vary in time depending on your podiatrist but are likely shorter than a regular appointment slot, so choose it wisely.
Your Dysfunction Is Serious
If you’re struggling day in and out with severe conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, flat feet, bunions, or nail disorders to name a few, you will certainly fall into the bracket of patients that can utilize the bulk-billed appointments.
Having a check-up with regards to your feet and lower limbs is important for anyone to catch possible problems from accelerating early on. If you’re already suffering from a specific dysfunction, you can greatly benefit from utilizing the bulk-billed appointments with a Podiatrist. Contact us for more information and to make your appointment today.