How long does an initial consultation take?
An initial consult takes around 45 minutes and includes a review of health history including medication history, assessment of your current self-management and advice based on your area(s) of need. Consultations are designed to improve knowledge, understanding and develop confidence.
Do I need a doctors referral?
A doctors referral is not required for you to have a consultation however some patients are eligible for up to five consultations with allied health professional under the government funded care plans. This will reduce the initial consultation fee. Ask your GP or HealthMed Lifestyle Clinic if you are eligible
Can I get a rebate from my private health fund?
This will depend on your level of cover and your health fund. Some health funds will rebate diabetes education, dietetics, exercise physiology and mental health. At HealthMed Lifestyle Clinic we can provide a receipt for you to follow up with your individual private health fund.