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  • Podiatrists in Portsmouth, Guildford and Chichester

    Tel: 023 92373737

    info@thepodiatrycentre.co.uk
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    How can I book an appointment?

    You can call our Cosham clinic who take bookings for all our clinics on 023 92 373737. Alternatively you can email us on info@thepodiatrycentre.co.uk.

    Is there parking at the clinics?

    Our Cosham clinic is situated on a residential street there is parking available on the forecourt and some street parking available.

    At our Chichester clinic the nearest car park is The Cattle Market car park, which is a pay and display. It is then a short 5 minutes walk to the clinic.

    The Guildford clinic has plenty of free parking right outside.

    What is the cancellation policy?

    We ask that you give us 24 hours notice if you cannot attend your appointment. If an appointment is missed there will be £10 fine. On booking we will ask for a mobile number and/or an email address so we can send a reminder message 24 hours before your appointment.

    Can I claim back my costs using health insurance?

    Yes, if your insurance policy covers this. Please check you're your provider before your appointment. We will require payment up front we will then provide you with a detailed invoice for you to claim any costs back.
    If you are a Bupa customer we will require a authorisation code at your first visit.

    What should I bring to my first appointment?

    If you are coming for a routine Podiatry appointment please just bring yourself and a up to date list of any medication you take.

    If you are coming for a biomechanical assessment please bring any footwear you would regularly wear. If you do a sport please bring the trainers you wear for that. If possible please wear shorts or loose fitting trousers.

    What is the difference between Podiatry and Chiropody?

    The titles Podiatrist and Chiropodist are legally protected and can only be used by someone who has attained a qualification in this field, which is now a 3 year degree programme from a University School of Podiatry. They must also hold registration with the Health & Care Professions Council and will appear on their register.

    The term Chiropody is a term which historically referred to the treatment of skin and nail conditions of the feet. Over the past 30 years the scope of practice of practitioners has expanded to include: Management of lower limb pains, gait analysis, injection therapy, supply of prescription only medicines, nail surgery, diabetic foot heath as well as general foot care. In view of this extended more specialist remit; the profession has adopted the modern term Podiatry, which is recognised within healthcare around the developed world.

    Get in touch

    To find out more about our foot care services please call us at our nearest podiatry clinic.

    receptionist mandy at the podiatry centre
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