High Risk Foot Service at SALHN

The Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (SALHN) High Risk Foot Service provides a multi-site high-risk foot service for individuals at risk of/with current foot ulceration or amputation.

The service implements evidence-based assessment and management of high-risk foot complications with the aim of reducing avoidable hospitalisation and amputation.


Flinders Medical Centre

  • Interdisciplinary High Risk Foot Clinic
  • Acute Foot Clinic
  • Acute inpatient care
  • Paediatric Multidisciplinary Clinic

Noarlunga Hospital

  • Subacute Foot Clinic
  • Pod/Orthopaedic Clinic
  • Acute inpatient care

Marion GP Plus

  • Subacute Foot Clinic


You can complete the High Risk Foot Service Intake Referral Form (PDF 166KB) provided, use the templates for GP systems below or send your own version to Health.SALHNPodiatry@sa.gov.au or fax to (08) 8204 5020.

See also High Risk Foot Service Podiatry Referral and Management Guideline (PDF 50KB).

Referrals should include:

  • patient details - address, date of birth and contact phone number
  • reason for referral
  • relevant clinical history of the patient
  • list of current medications
  • any risks to staff
  • your details.

Referrals are triaged daily and allocated to services based on inclusion criteria.

Referrals are accepted from medical, nursing, and allied health.

Templates for GP systems

Fact sheets

Inclusion criteria


  • Foot wound deep to tendon/bone
  • Foot wound in the absence of pedal pulses
  • Foot wound not healing after 4 weeks of appropriate treatment
  • Known or suspected acute Charcot neuroarthropathy
  • Local foot infection (eg cellulitis/osteomyelitis)

Please refer directly to the closest Emergency Department for:

  • Foot wound with systemic signs of illness (eg sepsis)
  • Critical Limb Ischaemia

Semi urgent

  • Foot wound with no signs of clinical infection
  • Foot wound with non-interventional management plan
  • Chronic Charcot neuroarthropathy management
  • Subacute inpatient care including gross neglect
  • Identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • On Dialysis or with end stage renal failure

Individuals are transferred between sites based on care needs. This allows for both step down and escalation pathways.

We do not provide ongoing services, general foot care or footwear provision.

For access to these services please consider referral to: private podiatry (see list of services at Podiatry Association https://www.podiatry.org.au/find-a-podiatrist ) or the UniSA student clinic on (08) 8302 2269.

Contact details

For further information or to discuss your referral please contact the Podiatry Department or High Risk Foot Co-Ordinator on (08) 8204 4884 or mobile 0403 937 758.

Flinders Medical Centre
Level 2, Flinders Drive, Bedford Park SA 5042
Telephone: (08) 8204 4884

Noarlunga Hospital
30 Alexander Kelly Drive, Noarlunga Centre SA 5168
Telephone: (08) 8384 9233

Marion GP Plus
10 Milham St, Oaklands Park SA 5046
Telephone: (08) 7425 8200