Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How much is a consult?
Appetite for Health offers a range of billing options. Different fee structures are charged dependant on if you are attending an initial consultation, a review appointments, or requesting a menu planning service.
Q. Will my private health insurance cover the cost?
Most private health funds will partly rebate the cost of your dietitian consultation (with extras cover). This will depend on your level of cover; please contact your health fund to enquire about your specific entitlements.
Dietitians use codes 500 (Initial) and 600 (Follow Up).
Q. What if I don't have private health insurance?
Your GP may refer you to a Dietitian under a Medicare 'Chronic Disease Care plan'. These plans allow you to access up to 5 subsidised Allied Health appointments per calendar year. You may be required to pay the total cost upfront, and then receive a Medicare rebate of $54.60 per visit. Please discuss with your GP to find out if you are eligible. You can visit the Medicare website for more information.
Q. What if I am a DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS (DVA) card holder?
DVA Health Cards (Gold) are accepted as payment with a GP referral.
Q. Do I need a referral?
Not at all. Anyone may book an appointment to see the Dietitian. Perhaps you'd like to discuss optimising your gut health (hint: it doesn't require expensive supplements!), suggestions to improve your current eating habits or have a unique health condition - we can help!
Q. Do you conduct home visits?
Absolutely! Please contact us to find out if we service your area - a small loading fee may apply to cover travel costs.
Q. How do I connect with you on Telehealth?
We currently conduct telehealth services via Zoom video-conferencing on your computer, laptop, tablet or even smartphone.
Out team will guide you through Zoom installation if you have not used this before, and provided links and instructions for secure and confidential video-conferencing consultations - available to you anywhere in Australia!
What is included?
Complete Nutrition Assessment specific to your health needs
Empowering you with knowledge of how Nutrition can support your health
Ongoing support to help you reach your goals
A Nutrition plan tailored to your individual goals
A variety of resources to support your Nutrition needs
Building your confidence to make healthy lifestyle choices