Referring Doctors

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If you would like to refer a patient you may like to use our referral form.

Medicare

Under the Federal Governments Allied Health Initiative, GPs can refer patients with a chronic medical condition to dietitians.

There is a limit of 5 services from all Allied Health Providers per calendar year.

Patients are considered eligible if their GP has completed the following prerequisite Chronic Disease Management items in the previous 2 years

  • GP Management Plan (GPMP) – Item 721 (or item 732 for a review of a GPMP)
  • Team Care Arrangement (TCAs) Item 723 (or item 732 for a review of TCAs)

For patients that are permanent residents of an Aged Care facility the GP must have contributed to a multidisciplinary team care plan prepared by the Aged Care Facility (item 731).

A copy of the TCA and Referral form for Allied Health Professionals, indicating the number of visits allocated for dietetic services, is required at the consultation.
For further information www.health.gov.au

Veterans Affairs

Patients holding a DVA Gold Card are entitled to free services from a dietitian. Fill in our referral form or use the DVA referral form (D904).

DVA will provide nutritional supplements and thickeners for Gold Card holders after they have been assessed and recommended by a dietitian.