Footcare Scotland - The Foot & Ankle Experts

Do I need a referral to see a Podiatrist?

Private Podiatry is becoming increasingly popular due the convenience of the service and short waiting lists.  With services stretched, you may not qualify for treatment on the NHS or face a lengthy waiting list to be seen.  Our clinics in Edinburgh and Perth, offer quick access to expert care when you need it the most.  But we often get asked ‘do I need a referral to see a private podiatrist’?

Do I need a referral to see a Podiatrist?

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Well, that depends.  If you are self-funding your appointment, then you do not need a referral to see one of our Podiatrists.  However, some insurance companies may require you to seek either a referral from your GP, orthopaedic surgeon or Physiotherapist before they will authorise your visit.  If you have private medical insurance, we advise that you check with your insurer before booking an appointment. 

What if I have a referral letter?

If you have been given a referral letter from your GP, surgeon or Physio please bring it with you to your appointment.  Where appropriate we will always communicate with the referrer to make sure there is continuity of care between all of your health care providers.

If you would like to book an appointment with one of our Podiatrists, you can do so by clicking the book now button below.