“A dietitian is a person with a qualification in nutrition and dietetics recognised by national authority[s]. The dietitian applies the science of nutrition to the feeding and education of groups of people and individuals in health and disease.” - Dietitian's Association of Australia
Would I benefit from seeing a dietitian?
In short, yes. Everybody eats food, whether it is home made, take aways or delivered, and therefore everybody would benefit in some way from improving their diet.
Coastal Dietetics sees clients for both preventative measures and therapeutic measures when in the presence of disease.
While the door is open to anyone who wishes to discuss and improve their nutrition, dietary input is especially important for those with the following:
- Weight Management Issues (Gain, Loss, Maintenance)
- Food Intolerances (Diagnosed, Undiagnosed)
- Diabetes (Pre-Diabetes, Type 2, Type 1, Gestational)
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Excess sugar intake
- High Blood Pressure
- High Cholesterol Levels or Imbalanced Cholesterol Levels
- Nutritional Deficiencies (e.g. Iron Deficiency)
- Coeliac Disease
- Trialling new diets such as Paleo, Low Carb High Fat or Clean Eating
- Physical Training / Sports Nutrition
- Unexplained symptoms such as Bloating, Irregular Bowel Motions, Reoccurring Headaches, Low Energy Levels, Fatigue, Moodiness and Brain Fog
Do I need a referral?
While referrals are accepted, it is not mandatory that you have a referral to see a dietitian.
If you have a chronic disease you may be entitled to an Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) referral. An EPC referral will take off $53.80 per consultation up to 5 times per year. Ask your doctor today if you are eligible.
Do you accept Private Health?
Of course! Take your invoice from Coastal Dietetics off to your Private Health fund and they will be able to process your claim. In some cases, you can claim online.
Dietitian rebates differ depending on the private health fund. You can call your Private Health ahead of time to find out how much you will get back from your Dietitian consultation.
Please note that you cannot use an EPC referral as well as your Private Health in the same consultation.
How long are the consultations?
An initial consultation is 60-75 minutes, and a follow up is 30minutes. If you feel you need longer, please contact the clinic so we can set more time aside.
What are the costs involved?
You can now choose wether you would prefer to bulk bill your appointment or pay a gap!
You need a Medicare EPC referral from your doctor, and appointments are 30mins for an initial, and 20mins for a follow up.
Pay a Gap
If you would like a more comprehensive initial (75mins instead of 30mins) along with a Nutritional Analysis, and a longer follow up (40mins instead of 20mins) you can pay a private fee and receive a Medicare rebate or use your Private Health.
Out of Pocket Fees (With Medicare EPC Referral)
Initial Consultation: $91.20 (Dietitian), $141.20 (Senior Dietitian)
Follow Up Consultation: $21.20 (Dietitian), $41.20 (Senior Dietitian)
Rebates from Private Health are dependant on your provider. You can call them ahead of time to ask how much you can expect to receive. Dietitians use the codes 500 (Initial) and 600 (Follow Up).
If you don't have a referral, you are still most welcome to come along for a consult. You do not need a referral to attend.
Initial Dietitian Consultation (75mins): $145 Dietitian, $195 Senior Dietitian
Review Dietitian Consultation (30mins): $75 Dietitian, $95 Senior Dietitian
Where is Coastal Dietetics located?
The Dietitians at Coastal Dietetics work across a number of different locations, including Currimundi, Little Mountain, Maroochydore and Online.
It's easy to book your Dietary Consultation with Coastal Dietetics ©. Just click the "Book Now" button to be taken to our booking page where you can make your booking online.