Fees / Bookings

No referral letter is required to attend our clinic

CONSULT TYPE
Initial (seeing both Doctor and Dietitian in the same consult)
DURATION
60 mins
TOTAL
$300
MEDICARE REBATE
$108.85 or $161.80*
OUT OF POCKET
191.15 or 138.20*
CONSULT TYPE
Follow up (Doctor and dietitian seen separately back to back)
DURATION
60 mins
TOTAL
$200
MEDICARE REBATE
$73.95 or $126.90*
OUT OF POCKET
$126.05 or $73.10*
CONSULT TYPE
Follow up (Doctor)
DURATION
30 mins
TOTAL
$150
MEDICARE REBATE
$73.95
OUT OF POCKET
$76.05
CONSULT TYPE
Follow up (Dietitian)
DURATION
30 mins
TOTAL
$90
MEDICARE REBATE
$52.95*
OUT OF POCKET
$37.05*
Consult type
DurationTotalMedicare Rebate
Out of pocket
Initial (seeing both Doctor and Dietitian in the same consult)60 mins
$300$108.85 or $161.80*
$191.15 or $138.20*
Follow up (Doctor and dietitian seen separately back to back)
60 mins$200 $73.95 or $126.90*
$126.05 or $73.10*
Follow up (Doctor)
30 mins
$150
$73.95
$76.05
Follow up (Dietitian)
30 mins
$100
$52.95*
$37.05*
Extended follow up (dietitian)45 mins$135$52.95*$82.05*

* These fees reflect Medicare rebates for those patients attending who have both a GP Management Plan (GPMP) and a Team Care Arrangement (TCA) under the “Chronic Disease Management” Medicare services.

Eligibility is determined by your regular GP and is based on the following Medicare rules:

A chronic medical condition is one that has been (or is likely to be) present for 6 months or longer, for example, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, musculoskeletal conditions, stroke, cancer and asthma. There is no list of eligible conditions. However, these items are designed for patients who require a structured approach to their care and to enable GPs to plan and coordinate the care of patients with complex conditions requiring ongoing care from a multidisciplinary team. 1

So what does the above all mean?

Those who have both a GPMP AND TCA will be able to access up to 5 subsidised visits with any consult involving our dietitian at Sydney Low Carb Specialists. 2

At a minimum, to have a TCA in place you need to be regularly seeing at least 3 health professionals, at least one of whom is a medical practitioner, to manage your chronic condition. This could look like:

  1. Your regular GP
  2. Another doctor e.g. One of our doctors at Sydney Low Carb Specialists and
  3. An allied health professional e.g. One of our dietitians at Sydney Low Carb Specialists

You may already have a GP Management Plan in place so please check with your GP. If so, then you may be able to include our dietitian at Sydney Low Carb Specialists in this plan. These plans can be altered, in consultation with your GP, at any time as your health circumstances/priorities change.

  1. Chronic Disease Management (formerly Enhanced Primary Care or EPC) — GP services https://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/mbsprimarycare-chronicdiseasemanagement
  2. Chronic Disease Management Patient Information https://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/mbsprimarycare-chronicdisease-pdf-infosheet

OUR CANCELLATION POLICY 

We understand that unplanned issues can come up and you may need to cancel an appointment. If that happens, we respectfully ask for appointments to be cancelled at least 24 hours in advance so we are able to offer the appointment to other patients.

There is a fee of $50.00 for appointments that are cancelled within 24 hours or if you do not attend your appointment.

This fee needs to be paid prior to booking your next appointment & is not claimable with Medicare or health funds.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation with this policy.

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