Medicare and Private Health Rebates
Private Health Funds
Most private health funds will provide dietitian rebates on individual consultations. The rebate will depend on your level of cover. Please contact your health fund to see what rebate you will be entitled to. No referral is needed to see us when claiming with private health.
With some chronic conditions, your GP may choose to refer you through a Enhance Primary Care (EPC) Plan. If this is the case, you can get a rebate for your appointment under the Medicare initiative. Bulk-billed sessions may be considered when referred by your GP under EPC plan. Discuss your eligibility for this referral with your doctor. You do not need a referral from your GP to see a dietitian if you are a private patient.
Back To Basics Dietetics (BBDiet) is a provider for the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA). If you have a Gold Card, all your dietitian consultations including home visits will be fully bulk-billed.
If you are DVA eligible, please see your GP for a referral before visiting the dietitian.
Please provide 24 hours notice if you unable to make a scheduled appointment.
Failure to attend an appointment is unfair to other patients and takes up the practitioner’s time unnecessarily. Unfortunately, if you do not attend an appointment and have not provided 24 hours notice, you will be charged the full cost of the appointment.
We do appreciate, however, that short notice is unavoidable in some circumstances. Discretion will be exercised in such cases.