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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a referral?


However, if have been involved in a work place injury or seek a Third Party claim, you need a referral from a medical practitioner and approval from the Insurance Company. Or, if you have a chronic condition e.g. Diabetes, Arthritis and want to claim a Medicare rebate - you need a referral from a medical practitioner.


Do I need to bring anything to the Consultation?

For a bio-mechanical assessment (foot, leg or back pain), please bring in your shoes you wear to work and shoes you wear for activities. 

Please bring in any imaging of your foot, if you have it. Xrays, ultrasound, MRI, CT reports or images that may be useful.


Can I claim Podiatry on Private Health Insurance?

Yes, if you are covered. You can call your health fund and check prior to appointment to ensure you are covered. We use HICAPS which provides immediate payment of eligible health fund rebates - meaning that the patient only needs to pay any 'gap' for services at the time of consultation.


Can I use Medicare?

Only if you have an eligible Allied Health Enhanced Care Plan organised through your Medical General Practitioner. The Centre is registered with Medicare. When a condition is considered chronic (eg. diabetes, arthritis etc) you may be eligible to claim a rebate through Medicare. For further information discuss this with your GP.


I hold a Department of Veteran Affairs card. Can I use this at the clinics?

Yes, we are proud to support the Veteran community along with current ADF personel. The Centre is registered with the Department of Veteran Affairs and is a recognised footwear prescriber of medical grade shoes.


Do I need to make an appointment?

Yes, you are required to make an appointment to ensure you secure a time. 


Hours of Operation


7.30am – 6.00pm


8.30am – 4.30pm


7.30am – 6.00pm


7.30am – 5.30pm


7.30am – 2.30pm

Saturday Closed

Sundays & Public Holidays:


APPOINTMENTS at the Stadium Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine are only available on Tuesdays and Fridays. The clinics are attended by Dr Michael Kinchington (PhD) No general nail or skin treatment is performed at the Stadium clinic.

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