This will depend on the scenario.
Scenario 1 – Hire or purchase via an appointment with a podiatrist
If you have made an appointment with one of our podiatrists for a CAM Walker fitting then yes, you may be able to claim your boot through your private health insurance, provided it covers you for podiatry and such items. Often you can claim the costs on CAM Walker hire and purchase.
Scenario 2 – Purchase without a podiatry appointment
If you decide to purchase a CAM Walker without making an appointment with one of our podiatrists then you most likely won’t be able to claim the boot through your private health insurance. The purchase is treated as a cash sale and we are unable to use a podiatrist’s provider number for health claims.
NB. Only CAM Walkers fitted by a podiatrist may be claimable under private health insurance.
Sometimes a health insurer may still pay out on a CAM Walker claim in this scenario provided you have a referral letter from your GP specifically requesting a CAM Walker for your issue or problem. In this instance any claim will be under the GP’s provider number.
In any instance it is best to first check with your health fund on what the requirements for CAM Walker claiming are.