Accredited Practising Dieticians (APDs) are trained to assess nutritional needs. They also assist people to manage health conditions and diseases using food as Medical Nutrition Therapy. APDs help treat a wide range of conditions including diabetes, heart disease, cancers, gastrointestinal diseases, food allergies, food intolerances, disordered eating as well as overweight and obesity.
You may seek dietetic services for any of the following:
- Overweight and obesity
- Cardiovascular disease
- Malnutrition and weight loss
- Gastrointestinal disease
- Renal disease
- Eating disorders
- Antenatal and postnatal nutrition
- Sports Nutrition
- Enteral and parenteral nutrition
or you may simply want a nutritional assessment performed to see how your dietary intake stacks up.
For these types of consultations, please bring your referral letter from your doctor (if you have one) and any relevant pathology. If you have kept a food diary prior to your appointment (not essential but certainly useful) then bring that along also. If you want a recommended iPhone app to record your intake, please use Easy Diet Diary as it integrates easily with my nutrient analysis software.
Initial consultation: $98.00
Extended Initial consultations (please allow at least one hour): $155
Review consultation: $60.00
Pension/Concession Rates are available.
Rebates for part of the consultation fee are available through your private health fund's "extras" cover. Check with your provider for more details.
Medicare (Care Plan) Consultations
Bulk billing is available to patients with an eligible care plan through the Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) scheme. Discuss your eligibility with your GP. Under the EPC scheme you can be entitled to a maximum of 5 bulk-billed sessions with your allied health professional.
DVA Gold Card Holder Consultations
All DVA gold card holders with an appropriate referral (D904) will incur no charge for dietetic consultations. This excludes residents classified as high care in Residential Aged Care Facilities.
Private Health Rebates
If you have appropriate extras cover, you can claim a rebate from your private health insurance for dietetic consultations. The value of the rebate and how many appointments that are covered is based on your level of cover. Please discuss this with you health fund if you are unsure. HICAPS will be available in the near future.