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We offer dietetic consultations face-to-face at various locations (below) on the NSW Mid North Coast. Video or phone consultations can also be arranged if necessary. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions that we receive.

At which clinics can I see a Dietitian for a face-to-face consultation?

Our Dietitians currently conduct face-to-face consultations with clients at the following locations on the NSW Mid North Coast:

You can make your booking online for most of these locations.

If none of these locations are convenient, you can request a telehealth (video or phone) consultation instead. In this instance, the Dietitian will either phone you or contact you via video link (emailed to you) at the scheduled time for your appointment.

How do I make an appointment to see a Dietitian for a face-to-face consultation?

You do not need a doctor’s referral to see us, however, there are a number of federally funded programs that may enable you to see one of our Dietitians at no cost to you (for a limited number of consultations).  We therefore suggest that you discuss this with your GP prior to making an appointment to see us. Note that if you do not have a valid referral from your GP then fees will apply for your consultation.

If you have been referred by your GP then they should have given you some referral paperwork including our contact details. You will be asked to identify your type of referral when you make an online booking with us..

If none of these locations are convenient, you can request a telehealth (video or phone) consultation instead. In this instance, the Dietitian will either phone you or contact you via video link (emailed to you) at the scheduled time for your appointment.

How long is an appointment?

An initial consultation usually takes approximately 45 minutes, whilst a standard follow-up consultation is typically 30 minutes.  Of course, the duration of the consultation will depend on your needs and requirements.

Subsequent appointments will be adjusted in length to meet your individual requirements.

What are the fees?

The fees will depend on how you have been referred to us.

If you do not provide a valid referral from your GP then the following fees will apply:

  • $140 for an initial consultation,
  • $90 for a standard follow-up consultation (review).

Most private health funds will subsidise consultations with an Accredited Practising Dietitian. Check your health fund for your eligibility.

Many of our clients are referred to us through the Priority Allied Health Services (PAHS) program, or through relevant Medicare (Team Care Arrangements or Eating Disorder Management Plans) and Department of Veteran Affairs (Gold Card) initiatives. Clients referred through these programs will incur no out-of-pocket expenses as they are fully subsidised by the respective funding organisation. However, eligibility conditions apply, so you will need to check with your doctor in the first instance.

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