Most health insurance company policies cover podiatry treatment and will pay back either part of or the full amount of the fee paid to the podiatrist. Some insurance companies will accept treatment carried out by a qualified podiatrist. It is advisable to check with your health insurance company prior to any treatment to clarify their position on podiatry cover.
Biomechanics, Orthotics and Podiatric Surgery
For biomechanical assessments, orthotics and podiatric surgery, it is vital to check with your insurance company that your podiatrist is registered with them and if their treatment is covered by your policy. Most companies require on a GP referral or a consultant referral. Insurance companies often pay for biomechanical assessments but will not pay for orthotic devices.