How do I make a booking?
Bookings for nourish tasmania can be made online or call the office on 6234 7040 where you may need to leave a message and we will get back to you asap.
When can I see a dietitian?
Rachael consults on Tuesdays.
Georgina consults on Wednesdays.
Rima consults on Thursdays.
Brie consults on Fridays.
at the nourish tasmania office – 2 Gregory Street, Sandy Bay.
What do I need to do prior to my appointment?
This depends on the amount of time and energy that you have.
Option 1 – Just think about what you usually eat and drink and bring your doctor’s referral if you’ve got one.
Option 2 – This allows more time to talk about your issues, please bring a record of what and when you eat and drink, your symptoms (what symptoms, their frequency and severity), medications and dietary supplements that you may take regularly. You might like to use this food diary / kids food diary or even better, please use this electronic diary as it interfaces with Fiona’s Diet analysis software. Unfortunately it only works with Apple gadgets.
How much will it cost me?
Initial and Review Consultation – 50 minutes $150
Short Check-in Appointment – 25 minutes $ 80
Family consultation – 60 minutes $180
Rebates and Funding Options – As a private Clinic I need to charge fees for my services
Part Rebates are available through:
Private Health Insurance Funds with the amount payable dependent on your fund and level of cover. The treatment code for an Initial consultation is ‘500’ and for Review appointments ‘600’. Please follow up with your own health fund.
Medicare rebates are available if youhave been referred by your GP under a chronic disease management plan (GPMP) orTeam Care Arrangement (TCA). The current Medicare rebate is $52.95and only available with the correct GP referral.
There is no gap payableforVeterans (DVA), Service Personnel (Garrison Health) and Clients with a NDISplan that includes Dietitian Services for Improved Health & Wellbeing (Support Category3.12), Improved Daily Living (Support Category 3.15) and Early Childhood InterventionSupports.
Cancellations – I need at least 24 hours notice if you need to cancel your appointment and avoid being charged a $150 cancellation fee. I realise emergencies do happen and you will find me understanding in the event of an emergency.
Do I need a doctors referral?
You don’t need a doctor’s referral to see a dietitian unless you wish to claim a Medicare rebate which is $52.95 off your consult fee. However to obtain this rebate, you need to have a Medicare EPC referral with a GP management plan or Team care arrangement from your GP.