Government and community services must ensure all Australians, including people with disability, have access to their supports. We call these supports mainstream and community supports.
The NDIS was set up to work alongside government and community services, not replace them.
Learn more about Mainstream and community supports.
What help can you get through Medicare?
Medicare helps all Australians with the costs of their health care. You may be able to get podiatry and foot care supports from Medicare, or another system.
For example, you can get podiatry and foot care supports through Medicare if you have a Chronic Health Management Plan.
The NDIS can’t fund a support if it’s most appropriately funded or provided by one of these other services. The NDIS may only fund supports that relate to your disability and meet the NDIS funding criteria.