In a life threatening emergency dial Triple Zero (000)


Our Community Care Podiatry Service team offers a variety of short-term and long-term podiatry care to residents of the ACT who hold a Centrelink Pension Card or Low-income Health Care Card.

About this service

Our services include:

  • general podiatry treatment
  • foot health assessment
  • biomechanical assessment
  • footwear and orthotic prescription
  • nail surgery
  • health promotion and education.

Who we care for

Our services are available to residents of the ACT who hold an Australian Government Pension Card or a Low-income Health Care Card.

We have more information about using your NDIS plan to access this service.

How to access this service

If you are aged 65 years and over (50 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples) and you would like to attend the Community Care Podiatry Services, you or your GP need to make a referral through My Aged Care by calling 1800 200 422.

If you are aged under 65 or an NDIS participant, you may make an appointment by calling Central Health Intake on (02) 5124 9977.

Please note: funding requirements apply for NDIS participants.

What to expect

During your first appointment with the Podiatrist, your pension card or low-income health care card will be checked to ensure you’re eligible for the service. We will also check your medical history.

The Podiatrist will then look at the overall health of your feet, provide you with treatment and talk to you about short-term and long-term treatment options. These may include options for care within the service or with other community providers such as private podiatrists. We set aside around one hour for your first appointment.

What to bring to your appointment

  • Health Care Card and/or concession card
  • Any letters or correspondence from your GP
  • List of medicines you are currently taking (or the boxes), including medicines you have bought without a prescription, such as herbal supplements and vitamins
  • Previous x-ray films, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results or reports

Where we’re located

Information for referrers

Please see Community HealthPathways for detailed referral criteria and information.

Referral options:

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In the case of a life threatening emergency, dial Triple Zero (000).

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Contact Canberra Health Services

(02) 5124 0000

The switchboard handles all calls to, from and within the hospital 24 hours/seven days a week

International callers
+61 (2) 5124 0000