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High Risk Foot Clinic

High Risk Foot Clinic

We care for and treat patients with complex foot ulcers and active Charcots foot (neuroarthropathy).

What we do

The High Risk Foot Clinic provides assessment and treatment for individuals with complex wounds affecting the feet and active Charcots foot (neuroarthropathy).

The High Risk Foot Clinic can help patients with:

  • Diabetic foot ulceration
  • Foot ulceration of unknown cause
  • Active Charcots foot (neuroarthropathy)
  • Pressure injuries of the foot

Find out more about clinic times and bookings in Specialist Clinics.

What to expect

Patients can expect to receive either a clinic-based or Telehealth appointment with a podiatrist, orthotist and endocrinologist who will be involved in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of their complex wound or active Charcot foot.

Patients are welcome to invite a family member or carer to be present to help answer any questions.

Patients receive ongoing written and verbal correspondence to their referrer and GP regarding their individual needs.

What to bring

When you come to hospital for your appointment, you need to bring:

  • Medicare card
  • Health care card/concession card (if applicable)
  • Private health insurance details (if applicable/if you want to use it)
  • Adverse drug alert card (if you have one)
  • X-ray films, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results or reports
  • Medicines you need to take while you are here
  • List of medicines you are currently taking (or the boxes) including herbal supplements and vitamins
  • Glasses, hearing aid, walking frame (if applicable)
  • Your blood glucose meter and log book

Referrals

For patients

You need a referral from your GP, specialist or health care provider to access this clinic.

For health professionals

Refer your patient to Samantha Hanna, Podiatry & High Risk Foot Service Manager.

Find out more about referring your patient.

For community referrers

Fax referrals to:

Fax: 03 9496 2097

Contact us

Podiatry

Phone: 03 9496 2444

Fax: 03 9496 2409

Email: info.podiatry@austin.org.au

Manager

Samantha Hanna
Podiatry & High Risk Foot Service Manager

Location

Tobruk Building
Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital
190 Banksia St, Gate 10
Ivanhoe, VIC

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