Do I need a referral from a doctor?

A referral from a doctor is not necessary to receive treatment from a podiatrist or physiotherapist. If you are a member of the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (DVA), a doctor can write you a referral which will cover your treatment fees. There is also a Medicare initiative called the Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) plan, aimed at providing allied health services for people with a chronic or complex health condition. At Macintosh Lower Limb Clinic we bulk bill if your doctor refers you with an EPC.