Frequently Asked Questions
Do i need a referral from my GP or other healthcare professional?
No, not at all, as we are a private provider of Podiatry anyone can refer themselves to the service.
Do you do Home Visits?
Yes we can do home visits for the housebound in the area, however at present we do have a waiting list for home visits. If you would like to be added to the home visit waiting list please e mail on email@example.com.
What is the difference between Chiropody & Podiatry?
There is in theory no difference between the two, Podiatry however is a more internation term for the care of the lower limb.
What are your opening times?
Our opening times vary from day to day to accomodate our patients needs. Late night and weekend appointments are available by pre booking.
Do you take card payments?
Yes we do, we can accept most payment cards, contactless methods and paypal (fees may be payable).
Can you give me a receipt for my treatment so i can claim the fees back from my health insurer?
Yes, we can issue a treatment receipt that contains the relevent details so that you can claim your payment back from the Health Cashback plans.
What happens at the first appointment, do i need to bring anything?
At the first appointment we discuss your medical history, any medication you may be taking and also the treatments you are looking for. Following this we perform a foot health assessment that includes the general status of your feet, the circulation and the sensations in the feet. Then, with your consent we provide the treatment requested (if appropriate), as well as offer any foot health advice. Once the treatment is complete, we document what we have done and look forward to welcoming you as a regular patient.
At your first appointment you will need :
- a list of your medical problems
- a list of any medications and allergies you may have
- a pair of shorts if you having a biomechanical assessment
- any other information you may think is relevant
How can i make an appointment?
There are many ways you can make an appointment. These are as follows:
phone/sms/whatsapp on 07715 253194
e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org
message us on facebook @purplepodiatry