Referrals can be self-referrals or by a health practitioner/provider and are accepted:
Monica Wellington: via Ballarat Business Centre, Sturt St site at 706 Sturt St, Ballarat, 3350.
Phone: 0480 201 211
Fax: 03 5331 1970
Whitney Atkinson & Monica Wellington: Central Highlands Surgeons (Bariatric clients of CHS only) on 0353 328 100.
Referrals require name, contact phone number and email, Medicare number/DVA (if applicable), reason for referral.
Following a referral or enquiry, you will be contacted within 1-3 business days to discuss your concerns and book an appointment time. Waiting times for appointments are minimal.
Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) primary care items
Under the Medicare Allied Health Initiative, individuals referred by a GP with a chronic health condition can receive a Medicare rebate.
You will require a referral from your General Practitioner if you wish to claim the Medicare refund.
Department of Veteran Affairs
Fees are determined by DVA. There are no out of pocket expenses for the veteran as DVA claims will be done in full by ADVANCED Dietetics.
You will require a referral from your General Practitioner to claim a consult under DVA.
Private Health Providers
Most private health funds provide partial rebates for dietetic services to members with a certain level of cover (usually full extras cover). You will need to check with your provider to see if you are eligible.
CONSULTATION FEES (effective for 2020)
|Initial consultation||45-60 minutes||$130|
|Follow up session||30 minutes||$95|
Hospital/Aged Care consultations
|Private Hospital||Hourly rate
Call out fee
|Aged care facilities||Hourly rate
Call out fee
Other services are available on request such as lecturing, menu reviewing, group educations and report/article writing etc. Fees for other services can be negotiated.