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Frequently Asked Questions

  

What are your fees? 

Initial Consultation        $95      Review Consultations            $60

Payment is required at time of consultation.  

Home visits may be arranged if necessary.  Additional fees may apply. 

For further information on fees for consultancy services please contact us.

  

Are Medicare or private health fund rebates available? 

  • * Bulk billing is available for EPC patients with GP Management Plans.  Please ensure you bring your referral to your initial consultation. 
  • * DVA Gold Card Holders are welcome with a GP referral.
  • * Private Health Insurance may cover dietetic consultations - 60-80% rebates are usually available for clients with “extras” cover.  Please check with your health fund for more information.
  • * HICAPS is available at Fortitude Valley and Bracken Ridge practices.  

  

What’s involved in an individual consultation?

During the initial consultation we will assess your medical, health and diet history, take weight and waist measurements, discuss your usual food intake, medications, supplements, activity level and other relevant aspects of your lifestyle.  Bringing recent blood test results and a three day food diary (and your doctor’s referral if you have one) is extremely helpful.  We will then set goals and design a personalised meal plan to get you started.  Meal ideas, recipes, diet sheets and resources will be provided. 

  

Ongoing education, monitoring and support will be provided at review consultations if required.  The number of visits required will vary depending on your health condition and individual circumstances.    

  

Family members are welcome to attend your consultation with you.  However, if dietary advice is required for more than one person please advise us when making your appointment.  Additional time must be allocated to ensure you each receive adequate attention and advice, and individual fees will apply.

  

Do I need a referral?

No, you don’t need a GP referral to see a dietitian however some clients with chronic conditions and/or complex needs may be eligible for an Enhanced Primary Care Plan/Team Care Arrangement.  

  

Bulk billing is available for TCA patients with GP Management Plans.  Please discuss your eligibility with your GP and contact us if you require any further information.  

  

DVA Gold Card holders must have a current GP or specialist referral. 

  

  

  

  

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