FAQ's - Dietitians
No. However, if your appointments are to be paid by a 3rd party (eg. WorkCover, Medicare or DVA) you will require a referral from your GP or specialist.
Please bring your referral (if applicable), blood test results or specialist reports relevant to your visit. A current list of your medical conditions and medications is useful.Also, please keep a food record of what you normally eat. Although we understand it can make you feel very vulnerable showing another person what you normally eat, especially if you are not currently proud of what you eat, it is important to remember our dietitians are realists not perfectionists and completely know what the "typical" person eats. We are here to help you not judge you. The food diary helps us see your starting point, the more honest you are, the more realistic your dietitians' advice will be.
An initial consultation is approximately 1 hour, and review consultations are between 15-30 minutes (or up to 1 hour for eating disorder and more complex cases).
Our dietitians charge on a fee for time basis so consultation fees range depending on the length of service required as well as the experience of your dietitian and specialty knowledge required for your condition, please call our friendly reception staff to discuss our fees, and the rebates you may be able to access.
Your dietitian will sit down with you and firstly get to know you, your medical conditions and your goals in seeing them. If applicable your dietitian will weigh you, using state of the art bio-impedance scales to discover your body composition. This will determine your ideal muscle, body fat and hydration levels to assist in setting realistic and sustainable goals.Your dietitian will then discuss your normal eating habits and once the assessment phase of the consultation is complete, your dietitian will provide you education on your dietary needs and help put a meal plan together.Review consultations will be similar just not as long.
Please call us for our fees and charges and applicable rebates.
Medicare Rebate – Medicare rebates are only available for those clients who have an Enhanced Primary Care, team care arrangement in place with their General Practitioner.
Have you reached your Medicare safety net threshold?
When you spend over a certain amount in Medical out of pocket expenses per calendar year, Medicare will give you a higher amount back per consultation. This normally reduces the out of pocket expense of our consultations to around or even less than $20 per visit.