Podiatry (includes foot orthotics)

Foot orthoses (also called orthotics) are shoe inserts that help support the feet, improve foot posture and correct any imbalances. These can either be selected ‘off the shelf’ or made from scratch using a plaster cast of your foot.

Foot orthoses can help treat chronic foot or leg problems, including corns and calluses, foot ulceration, tendonitis and recurring ankle sprains. A Podiatrist can help design and fit foot orthoses to your feet.

You might need Foot Orthoses if you...

  • Experience hip and lower back pain when walking or standing for long periods of time
  • Experience pain in your feet or legs when walking or standing
  • Suffer from tendonitis
  • Want to correct foot problems

Things you need to know about Foot Orthoses

Limits and benefits
Foot Orthoses limits and benefits change depending on your choice of Extras product, the level of cover you choose and how long you’ve been an HBF member.

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Our Saver Flexi Extras, Standard Extras and Premium Extras Plus products, and our Prime Health and Ultimate packages have an annual limit on Foot Orthoses.

If you select Flexi Extras, Foot Orthoses will be covered under Podiatry, and will have a combined annual limit. Your combined maximum will be shared with any claims you make on Podiatry – Consults and Surgery.

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Conditions

There are some conditions on Foot Orthoses. In order to be covered, an HBF approved Podiatrist must carry out your treatment.

Please note: This service does NOT include podiatric consults and surgery. They are covered under a separate service, Podiatry – Consults and Surgery.

More information

For more specific information about the limits and benefits covered under each policy, please call us on 133 423.

Waiting period
There is a waiting period of two months for this service.

We will honour waiting periods already served more info

Products that include cover for Foot Orthoses

Podiatry (includes foot orthotics) is an Extras service, and is included in the following cover options.

Hospital and Extras Packages

Prime Health Package
From
$38.30 (i)
per week
  • Foot orthoses - including casting
    Benefits
    Up to $240
    Waiting Period
    12 months
    Maximums
    $240 pp per yr
  • Diagnostic testing and biomechanical evaluation
    Benefits
    Up to $60
    Waiting Period
    12 months
    Maximums
    $60 pp per yr
Ultimate Package
From
$90.55 (i)
per week
  • Foot orthoses - including casting
    Benefits
    100% back
    Waiting Period
    12 months
    Maximums
    $400 per yr
  • Diagnostic testing and biomechanical evaluation
    Benefits
    100% back
    Waiting Period
    12 months
    Maximums
    $200 per yr

Extras Only

Saver Flexi Extras
From
$5.00 (i)
per week
  • Foot orthoses - including casting
    Benefits
    up to $240
    Waiting Period
    12 months
    Maximums
    $240 per 3 yrs
  • Diagnostic testing and biomechanical evaluation
    Benefits
    up to $60
    Waiting Period
    12 months
    Maximums
    $60 per 3 yrs
Standard Extras
From
$8.05 (i)
per week
  • Foot orthoses - including casting
    Benefits
    up to $240
    Waiting Period
    12 months
    Maximums
    $240 per yr
  • Diagnostic testing and biomechanical evaluation
    Benefits
    up to $60
    Waiting Period
    12 months
    Maximums
    $60 per yr
Flexi Extras
From
$12.90 (i)
per week
  • Foot orthoses - including casting
    Benefits
    60%
    Waiting Period
    12 months
    Maximums
    $300 under 1yr $350 over 1yr & up to 2yrs $400 over 2yrs & up to 3yrs $450 over 3yrs and under 4yrs $500 over 4yrs Combined annual maximum with Podiatry
  • Diagnostic testing and biomechanical evaluation
    Benefits
    60%
    Waiting Period
    12 months
    Maximums
    $300 under 1yr $350 over 1yr & up to 2yrs $400 over 2yrs & up to 3yrs $450 over 3yrs and under 4yrs $500 over 4yrs Combined annual maximum with Podiatry
Premium Extras Mid
From
$12.15 (i)
per week
  • Foot orthoses - including casting
    Benefits
    up to $240
    Waiting Period
    12 months
    Maximums
    $240 per yr
  • Diagnostic testing and biomechanical evaluation
    Benefits
    up to $60
    Waiting Period
    12 months
    Maximums
    $60 per yr
Premium Extras Plus
From
$19.15 (i)
per week
  • Foot orthoses - including casting
    Benefits
    up to $240
    Waiting Period
    12 months
    Maximums
    $240 per yr
  • Diagnostic testing and biomechanical evaluation
    Benefits
    up to $60
    Waiting Period
    12 months
    Maximums
    $60 per yr