Podiatric surgery (provided by a registered podiatric surgeon)

What is 'Podiatric surgery' (provided by a registered podiatric surgeon)?

Hospital treatment for the investigation and treatment of conditions affecting the foot and/or ankle, provided by a registered podiatric surgeon, but limited to cover for:

  • accommodation; and
  • the cost of a prosthesis as listed in the prostheses list set out in the Private Health Insurance (Prostheses) Rules, as in force from time to time.

Note: Insurers are not required to pay for any other benefits for hospital treatment for this clinical category but may choose to do so.

Which level of Hospital cover includes these services?

Podiatric surgery (provided by a registered podiatric surgeon) is included under our Bronze Plus Hospital, Silver Hospital, Gold Hospital and Gold Star Hospital cover options, as well as our Silver Plus No Maternity Combo cover.