At Appetite for Nutrition, we provide a mixed bill service, including bulk billing (Enhanced Primary Care & Department of Veteran’s Affairs), claim through Private Health Funds, Work Cover, Aged Care Package and National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and private fees to all other patients.
A referral is not required for our dietitian appointments.
Please have any doctor referrals, blood test results, medication and medical history with you at your initial appointment.
Your initial consultation will commence with a nutritional health assessment, which will create the foundations for your dietitian to work with you to develop a personalized nutrition care plan.
Your nutrition care plan will focus on nutrition education, goal setting and strategies, and may involve resources such as goal related handouts, educational nutrition material, or meal/snack ideas specific to your needs.
(Please note: this session does not include a personalized weekly meal plan)
Your review appointment is an opportunity to check in with your dietitian and discuss your progress with your nutrition care plan. Your dietitian may like to review pathology test results as another measure of progress.
This session may involve further nutrition education and discussing further lifestyle recommendations to support you on your health journey.
An extended review may be required if you have complex needs. The longer duration provides more time for you to ask questions and receive advice and education on how to best manage your care.
If an extended review is required, your dietitian will discuss this with you.
For concession card or pension card holders, we provide a $20 discount on above prices.
You may also be eligible for a Medicare Chronic Disease Care Plan from your GP which will entitle you to up to 5 dietitian session per year.
Bulk Billed (out-of-pocket cost for some locations & dietitians) – requires a GP referral
Full Bulk billing for Concession and Pension Card holders.
Gold and White cardholders will be Full Bulk Billed – requires a GP referral . Home visits available.
Refer to DVA price guide for fees https://www.dva.gov.au/sites/default/files/files/providers/feesschedules/dietfeeapr21.pdf
Appetite for Nutrition is registered with Work Cover. Nursing & Residential home visits are available.
Telehealth or clinic appointments. Home visits will incur additional costs, please consult with our head office regarding fees to your home.
Refer to price guide for fees (applicable to telehealth & clinic only) https://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/dietetic-services-fee-schedule
Appetite for Nutrition is registered with TAC. Home visits available
Refer to price guide for fees https://www.tac.vic.gov.au/providers/invoicing-and-fees/fee-schedule/dietitians
We provide nutrition service to clients with Aged Care Packages. Nursing & Residential home visits are available. Refer to Private fees above.
Appetite for Nutrition does not carry HICAP’s machine, therefore claiming will need to occur post-fully-paid consultation.
Costs may be claimable with private health insurance ‘extras’ cover – check with health fund to ensure eligible.
Appetite for Nutrition is a registered NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) provider. You can read more about our services here
Our dietitians provide home visits to NDIS participants living within 100km of our clinic locations, including regional towns – Geelong, Ballarat, Mildura and Bendigo.
If you would like to make an appointment, click here to complete our Referral Form. We will then get in contact with you to organise a clinic, home visit or telehealth appointment.
For the cost of dietitian consultations in our clinics without rebates (e.g. medicare), please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for fees OR contact your closest clinic location
Telehealth consultations can be paid by direct debit or credit card before the consultation.
We recommend telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Can't make it to our clinic? That’s okay – we can come to you! Nutrition consultations are provided in the comfort of your home.
We offer telephone and video consultations for those that can not make it to our clinics.