Podiatry consults

Podiatrists are trained professionals who diagnose, treat and prevent conditions that affect the health of the feet. 

Podiatrists can help you maintain the health of your feet through treatment, exercises and regular monitoring.

You might need Podiatry if you...

  • Are recovering from a foot injury
  • Are suffering from a foot infection
  • Experience pain or swelling in your feet
  • Suffer from arthritis

Things you need to know about Podiatry

Limits and benefits

Podiatry 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 Podiatry. 

Our Flexi Extras product has a combined annual limit on Podiatry. Your combined maximum will be shared with any claims you make on Foot Orthoses. 

Our Young Singles Saver Twin Pack has a combined annual limit on Physiotherapy. Your combined maximum will be shared with any claims you make on Chiropractic, Pharmacy and Physiotherapy

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Conditions

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

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The Podiatry surgery benefit is payable for outpatient podiatric services only. All inpatient services are covered by our Hospital cover.

Please note: This service does NOT include foot orthoses or custom-made shoe inserts. 

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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 Podiatry

Podiatry is an Extras service, and is included in the following cover options.

Hospital and Extras Packages

Young Singles Saver Twin Pack
From
$17.70 (i)
per week
  • Initial consultation (clinic based)
    Benefits
    $26
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    $300 combined maximum for physiotherapy, chiropractic, podiatry and pharmacy per year. Foot orthoses not covered.
  • Brief consultations (clinic based)
    Benefits
    $14
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    $300 combined maximum for physiotherapy, chiropractic, podiatry and pharmacy per year. Foot orthoses not covered.
  • Intermediate consultations (clinic based)
    Benefits
    $20
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    $300 combined maximum for physiotherapy, chiropractic, podiatry and pharmacy per year. Foot orthoses not covered.
  • Comprehensive consultations (clinic based)
    Benefits
    $24
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    $300 combined maximum for physiotherapy, chiropractic, podiatry and pharmacy per year. Foot orthoses not covered.
This product excludes the following services
Smart Saver Twin Pack
From
$29.35 (i)
per week
  • Initial consultation (clinic based)
    Benefits
    $26
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    $200 maximum for podiatry. Foot orthoses not covered.
  • Brief consultations (clinic based)
    Benefits
    $14
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    $200 maximum for podiatry. Foot Orthoses not covered.
  • Intermediate consultations (clinic based)
    Benefits
    $20
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    $200 maximum for podiatry. Foot orthoses not covered.
  • Comprehensive consultations (clinic based)
    Benefits
    $24
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    $200 maximum for podiatry. Foot Orthoses not covered.
This product excludes the following services
Prime Health Package
From
$44.40 (i)
per week
  • Initial consultation (clinic based)
    Benefits
    $26
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    12 consultations
  • Brief consultations (clinic based)
    Benefits
    $14
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    12 consultations
  • Intermediate consultations (clinic based)
    Benefits
    $20
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    12 consultations
  • Comprehensive consultations (clinic based)
    Benefits
    $24
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    12 consultations
This product excludes the following services
Ultimate Package
From
$90.55 (i)
per week
  • Initial consultation (clinic based)
    Benefits
    90% back
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    $800 under 6yrs $1000 over 6 yrs
  • Brief consultations (clinic based)
    Benefits
    90% back
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    $800 under 6yrs $1000 over 6 yrs
  • Intermediate consultations (clinic based)
    Benefits
    90% back
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    $800 under 6yrs $1000 over 6 yrs
  • Comprehensive consultations (clinic based)
    Benefits
    90% back
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    $800 under 6yrs $1000 over 6 yrs
  • Surgery
    Benefits
    90% back
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    No limit

Extras Only

Saver Flexi Extras
From
$5.00 (i)
per week
  • Initial consultation (clinic based)
    Benefits
    $26
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    10 consultations
  • Brief consultations (clinic based)
    Benefits
    $14
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    10 consultations
  • Intermediate consultations (clinic based)
    Benefits
    $20
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    10 consultations
  • Comprehensive consultations (clinic based)
    Benefits
    $24
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    10 consultations
This product excludes the following services
Standard Extras
From
$8.05 (i)
per week
  • Initial consultation (clinic based)
    Benefits
    $26
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    10 consultations
  • Brief consultations (clinic based)
    Benefits
    $14
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    10 consultations
  • Intermediate consultations (clinic based)
    Benefits
    $20
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    10 consultations
  • Comprehensive consultations (clinic based)
    Benefits
    $24
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    10 consultations
This product excludes the following services
Flexi Extras
From
$12.90 (i)
per week
  • Initial consultation (clinic based)
    Benefits
    $40
    Waiting Period
    2 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 Foot orthoses
  • Brief consultations (clinic based)
    Benefits
    Initial - $37 Subsequent - $15
    Waiting Period
    2 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 Foot orthoses
  • Intermediate consultations (clinic based)
    Benefits
    $30
    Waiting Period
    2 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 Foot orthoses
  • Comprehensive consultations (clinic based)
    Benefits
    $30
    Waiting Period
    2 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 Foot orthoses
Premium Extras Mid
From
$12.15 (i)
per week
  • Initial consultation (clinic based)
    Benefits
    $32
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    10 consultations
  • Brief consultations (clinic based)
    Benefits
    $17
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    10 consultations
  • Intermediate consultations (clinic based)
    Benefits
    $24
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    10 consultations
  • Comprehensive consultations (clinic based)
    Benefits
    $28
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    10 consultations
This product excludes the following services
Premium Extras Plus
From
$19.15 (i)
per week
  • Initial consultation (clinic based)
    Benefits
    $42
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    10 consultations
  • Brief consultations (clinic based)
    Benefits
    $22
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    10 consultations
  • Intermediate consultations (clinic based)
    Benefits
    $34
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    10 consultations
  • Comprehensive consultations (clinic based)
    Benefits
    $39
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    10 consultations
This product excludes the following services