Services

Podiatry

The podiatry department of Eastern Health provides podiatry services across the health care network.

Podiatry can assist you with caring for your foot problems.

  • Diabetes care:
    • Diabetes foot assessments and education on foot care
  • Footwear advice
  • Wound care
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Painful feet affecting mobility
  • Prescription of orthotics

Frequently asked questions

This is a centre-based program. However, we can suggest alternate cost-effective transport options. The Oncology Rehabilitation Coordinator is happy to discuss alternative community options with you.

Podiatrists look after the health of your feet and legs. They treat a variety of foot aliments and provide advice on self care.

Podiatrists assist in recommending and fitting footwear for all foot types and can assess and treat gait abnormalities with the use of orthoses (also known as arch supports).

People who have diabetes should see a podiatrist at least annually to check their foot health status.

Podiatrists can perform nail surgery to relieve ingrown toenails.

They also manage ulcers on the foot and lower leg.

You should wear shoes that you regularly wear as it is important for the podiatrist to be able to review these shoes. It would also be helpful to bring in some of your other shoes so that an accurate assessment of your current footwear can be made.
Please bring a list of your current medications including the dosage level. If you have diabetes, bring your blood glucose levels diary.

As the podiatrist will need to see you barefooted it is a good idea to wear socks or half length stockings that are easy to remove.
If you currently wear orthotics or have worn them in the past, it would be helpful to bring them to your appointment

No, the EPC program is for private podiatry, however information on the program is given to eligible patients.

The cost will vary depending upon the service provided and your income status and will usually be between $0 and $15.

For most sites yes (refer to specific site information).

You will be seen by a qualified podiatrist who will conduct assessments and construct a treatment plan suited to your needs.

Eastern Health provides placements for podiatry students who, with consent, may be involved in some consultations.

Due to the nature of the treatment sharp instruments are sometimes used, so there is a small risk of harm occurring.

Many patients experience a reduction in pain due to podiatry intervention but some treatments may cause discomfort at the time.

Angliss Hospital

Address
Albert Street, Upper Ferntree Gully, 3156
Contact

P:  1300 342 255 or 1300 EH Call     F:  9758 0536

Car Parking

Car parking is available in several areas in and around the Hospital, including the car park for which a fee is charged. Failure to observe parking restrictions surrounding streets may result in a parking infringement notice being issued by the local Council.

 

Box Hill Hospital

Address
Nelson Road, Box Hill, 3128
Contact

P:  1300 342 255 or 1300 EH Call     F:  9895 3176

Car Parking

Car parking is available in several areas in and around the hospital, including the car park for which a fee is charged. Failure to observe parking restrictions surrounding streets may result in a parking infringement notice being issued by the local council.

 

 

Maroondah Hospital

Address
Davey Drive, East Ringwood, 3135
Contact

P:  1300 342 255 or 1300 EH Call

Car Parking

Car parking is available in several areas in and around the hospital, including the car park for which a fee is charged. Failure to observe parking restrictions surrounding streets may result in a parking infringement notice being issued by the local council.

 

 

Wantirna Health

Address
251 Mountain Highway, Wantirna South, 3152
Contact

P: 9955 1200     F: 9955 1384

Car Parking

Car parking is available on site.

 

Yarra Ranges Health

Address
25 Market St, Lilydale, 3140
Contact

P: 9091 8888     F: 9091 8899

Car Parking

Street parking available.

 

 

Healesville Hospital and Yarra Valley Health

Address

377 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville, 3777 

and

2475 Warburton Hwy, Yarra Junction 3797

Contact

P:  1300 342 255     F: 5962 1458  E: dutyworkers.HSF@easternhealth.org.au

Hours

Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm

Car Parking

Free car parking on site. 

 

Public Transport

Local buses operate through Yarra Junction and Healesville.

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