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Our intake and eligibility criteria prioritises patients on the basis of clinical need with consideration to place of residence, financial status* and access to alternative podiatry services. We follow recommendations of the Australian National Evidence-Based Guidelines on the Prevention, Identification and Management of Foot Complications in Diabetes (Commonwealth of Australia, 2011) with regards to prioritisation of patients with Diabetes at risk of serious foot complications.

*Note: Health care card holders and those in receipt of an aged or disability pension are given priority access to general podiatry outpatient consultation. The HRFS does not prioritise on the basis of financial status.

To refer a patient for podiatry consultation (including Concord Hospital High Risk Foot Service), fax intake form or referral letter to the central intake office on fax 02 9767 5297.

For urgent consultations for people with diabetes-related foot complications, please call the clinic directly to arrange consultation.

Written referrals must state the patient's

  • foot pathology/reason for referral
  • medical history
  • medications
  • contact details

Podiatry Intake Form for outpatient or HRFS consultations on online forms on SLHD Intranet and via Inner West Medicare Local website in forms.

Frail older people and their carers who need assistance with foot care may be eligible for Commonwealth Health Support Program (CHSP) funded foot care. Access is via the My Aged Care Portal.

Patients with diabetes or a chronic health condition who need foot assessment and/or routine care should discuss this with their GP who can assist in referring for podiatry services privately under a team care arrangement if needed. Podiatry consultations under the Team Care Arrangement are Medicare Rebated.

Webpage for Inner West Medicare Local Podiatrist Listing: https://www.iwsml.org.au/directories-search-form?type=provider