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Dietetics

Our nutritionists and dietitians offer positive and non-judgemental services for those seeking support with food, eating, health and well-being.

Using the latest research, our dedicated team work to meet your needs and reach your goals.

Our dietitians support you

Our dietitians offer support with

  • General nutrition and healthy eating
  • Diabetes and prevention of diabetes
  • Heart health, cholesterol and high blood pressure
  • Assistance to manage gout through diet
  • Assistance to manage thyroid conditions through diet
  • Fussy or selective eating
  • Eating disorder concerns
  • Body image issues
  • Nutrition for pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Stomach and gut issues
  • Food intolerance and allergy
  • Vegetarian and vegan eating
  • Loss of strength or energy
  • Vitamin and mineral deficiencies
  • Confusion about popular diets.

How to make an appointment

Please contact our intake team on 03 9810 3000 or email intake@accesshc.org.au

Fees and payments

We offer services for all members of the community. Some of our services prioritise access to people and families with greater health, economic and social needs. We set the costs of our services based on income ranges. These income ranges are based on the Centrelink Income Test for pensioners. See our current income tables.

Clinic Appointment

  • Low income: $10
  • Medium Income: $15
  • Full fee paying: $100 for an assessment- $75 for a review with a $52.95 rebate if you have a Medicare card

Home Visit Appointment

  • Low income: $10
  • Medium Income: $15
  • Full fee paying: $300 for an assessment and report or $100 per hour for a review appointment

If you have a chronic disease, a referral from your doctor may provide faster access to dietetic treatment, at a lower cost to you.

If you want to talk to someone about fees, please call 03 9810 3000. We are here to help find the best solution for you.

Our team

Our dietitians work with you to tailor their care and support to meet your individual needs. Our team use their expertise to provide a wide range of support.

Having worked in various health settings, our team of dieticians hold a wide range of experience and knowledge to best help you.

FAQs

A dietitian is a health professional who has training, skills and knowledge about food, health and wellbeing. Our dietitians provide practical advice and support to help people make positive changes to their diet and eating habits. Their approach is nonjudgmental and is focused on working with you to achieve your goals.

A dietitian is also a qualified nutritionist. A nutritionist may or may not be a qualified dietitian.

Our dietitians are members of the Dietitians Association of Australia and complete the annual additional requirements to be ‘Accredited Practising Dietitians’.

If you are under 65 you don’t need a referral to see a dietitian and can refer yourself. If you are over 65 you can contact My Aged Care. We accept GP care plans and you can receive a Medicare rebate if your GP has completed team care arrangements.

Our dietitians do not give restrictive diet plans or use a one size fits all approach. Instead they:

  • provide individually tailored nutrition advice
  • support you to work with your natural body cues
  • encourage mindful eating, and
  • discuss how to look after any health conditions or concerns.

Our dietitian will provide you with the tools and education to improve your health now, and into the future.

The number of appointments varies depending on your needs and is often between one and six.

Review appointments can be spaced apart to allow you to have time to practice new skills.

At your first appointment our dietitian will get to know you and your situation a little better. The initial appointment will usually last 40-60 minutes.

Our dietitians can see individuals, couples, families, parents and children, and people with their carers.