Podiatry Clinic

What is this service?

This service is provided by Castlemaine Health on Tuesday’s, twice per month.

The Podiatry services that is provided at CHIRP includes diabetes foot assessments and education, treatment of corns and callous, wound care and footwear advice.

For services such as nail surgery or biomechanical assessment, clients will need to visit the podiatrist at Castlemaine Health.

Who is eligible?

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people who are 50 and over or 65 and over who are frail and aged can access the service. To access this service, a referral is needed through My Aged Care.  You can phone them on 1800 200 422 to discuss your needs.

People who are under 65 years and living with a disability or have complex health needs can self-refer to podiatry. For people who are under 65 years and living with a disability or have complex health needs, you can contact Community Rehabilitation Centre Intake directly on (03) 5471 3575 or visit their website here.

We also accept referrals from GP’s through the Chronic Disease Management Program (formally EPC).

What is the cost?

For pension and health care card holders, the cost for this service is $15.00.

How to get more information?

For existing clients, you can book an appointment by contacting Community Rehabilitation Centre reception (03) 5471 3568.

For new or potential clients, please phone Community Rehabilitation Centre Intake on (03) 5471 3575.

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