What Happens in Your First Appointment
During your first appointment your Dietitian, will aim to gain a thorough understanding of your reasons for seeking dietetic treatment. Your dietitian will then discuss your personalised dietetic treatment including treatment approaches, duration and frequency of subsequent consults.
Ongoing Dietetic Treatment
Your dietary treatment will commence in your first follow-up session. Follow-up sessions are 50 min in duration and allow for personalised support and counselling in which we progress you through concepts, we problem solve and develop strategies to move you towards your goals. an initial period of fortnightly sessions, people quite often return for monthly or bimonthly ‘check-up’ appointments. At this stage, the therapy becomes more about maintenance and relapse prevention strategies. Some people may require longer support depending on the nature of their difficulties with food and eating and progression between sessions.
Provision of Telehealth Services
Where appropriate the service may be provided by telephone or videoconferencing. To access telehealth consultations you will need access to a quiet, private space; and the appropriate device, i.e. smartphone, laptop, iPad, computer, with a camera, microphone and speakers; and a reliable internet connection. A telehealth consultation may be subject to limitations such as an unstable network connection which may affect the quality of the session. In addition, there may be some services for which telehealth is not appropriate or effective. Your dietitian will consider and discuss with you the appropriateness of ongoing telehealth sessions.
Eating Disorder Plan (EDP)
If you have an EDP from your General Practitioner or Psychiatrist, then you will be eligible to claim a Medicare Rebate of $54.60 per session for up to 20 individual sessions in a 12 month period from when the plan was created.
Chronic Disease Management Plan (CDMP)
If you have a CDMP from your General Practitioner, then you will be able to claim a Medicare Rebate of $54.60 per session for up to 5 individual sessions in a calendar year.
Obtaining an EDP or CDMP
If you currently don't have an EDP or CDMP, and if you meet eligibility criteria your dietitian will provide you with the support in obtaining an EDP or CDMP.
Health Insurance Rebates
If you're not eligible for Medicare you may be able to claim rebates from sessions using your Private Health Insurance which is dependent on your level of cover.
when the plan was created