Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Where is New Step Podiatry located?
A: New Step Podiatry opened in November 2017 at the Florey shops. The podiatry specific fit out is ready to treat the Belconnen and wider Canberra community.
The Florey shops offers ample free parking. New Step Podiatry is located at unit 1 (ground floor) of Racom House, 37 Kesteven Street. This is the double storey building right next to Domino’s Pizza at the Florey shops.
Q: Is a referral required?
No referral is required if you are attending a podiatrist as a private paying client.
Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) clients will need a referral from their General Practitioner. Please bring your gold card or white card to the podiatry consultations.
Clients attending with a ‘Referral Form for Individual Allied Health Services under Medicare for patients with a chronic medical condition and complex care needs’ requiring podiatry services will be eligible for a Medicare rebate. Electronic claiming is available for Medicare clients.
Motor accidents and Workers Compensation claims will need a referral from their General Practitioner. Additional details required include the name of the insurer, contact details of the claims officer, claim number and date of injury. When booking the initial podiatry consultation please mention that the patient will covered under insurance.
Q: Do you accept NDIS participants?
A: Yes, New Step Podiatry is a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) registered provider. When booking the initial podiatry consultation please mention that the patient is a NDIS participant so we can discuss what information you will need to bring.
Q: What are the payment options?
A: Payment must be made on the same day as the consultation. Payment is accepted via credit card (Mastercard and Visa), EFTPOS or cash. There are HICAPS facilities for those with podiatry extras cover under their private health insurance.
Electronic claiming is available for Medicare clients.
There are no out of pocket expenses for podiatry consultations and orthoses for holders of a DVA Gold Card or a DVA White Card given the specific condition relates to podiatry.
If your podiatry services are managed by a third party operator (case manager, NDIA) please mention this when booking an initial podiatry consultation. New Step Podiatry is affiliated with multiple agencies and case managers.
Q: What do I bring to the appointment?
- DVA, Medicare and compensation claim clients will need a referral from your GP
- Specialist reports on your condition or previous surgeries
- X-ray, ultrasound, MRI, CT scan results and images relevant to the injury
- The shoes that you wear the most often
- Runners/joggers that demonstrate your usual wear pattern
- Current and previous orthotics
- Loose fitting pants or shorts