Frequently Asked Questions
Is a dietitian consultation claimable on health insurance or through Medicare?
Yes. Most private health insurance companies reimburse a proportion of the consultation fee under Extras cover, however you will need to check your level of cover to confirm this. The only rebates available through Medicare are via the Enhanced Primary Care scheme. This requires a referral from your GP and you therefore must contact your GP to see if you are eligible.
How many appointments with the dietitian do I need in order to manage my condition?
Most people require an initial consultation followed by a review appointment approximately 2-4 weeks later. Further review appointments are required for patients undertaking food chemical or FODMAP food challenges, in order to accurately assess the outcome of challenges and determine future dietary requirements. Additional review appointments are also often required when monitoring patients for weight concern and diabetes to ensure benefits continue and a change to management can be conducted depending on progress.