NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides financial support to those living with permanent and significant disabilities. This financial support can be used to access services such as dietetic treatment by a Dietitian. The team at Dietwise practice in an inclusive manner and welcome those of all ages, all backgrounds, and all abilities. Our Dietitians can support you to nourish yourself in a way that allows you to achieve your NDIS goals to the best of your abilities.

Am I eligible to receive Dietetic support using my NDIS funding?

Dietwise provides services to self-managed and plan-managed NDIS participants. We do not currently accept NDIA-managed participants. All NDIS participants must have a valid NDIS plan that includes sufficient funding for Dietetic services. Funding may be used from Improved Health and Wellbeing, Improved Daily Living or Core budget categories.

 

How much funding will I need to allocate to Dietetics?

The amount of funding required to see a Dietitian varies depending on your needs and goals. Our pricing structure for NDIS participants has been developed in line with the NDIS Price Guide and is applicable to both direct and indirect consultation, which includes communicating with your care team, developing or sourcing resources, writing reports and attending multidisciplinary meetings.

In order to determine how much funding you will need for ongoing support, we recommend booking in for an initial assessment consultation. During this initial consultation, your Dietitian will assess your current nutrition, discuss your goals and develop recommendations for further support.

 

What Is The Cost Of Seeing A Dietitian Under NDIS?

Funding can be used for any of these budget categories - Improved Health and Wellbeing, Improved Daily Living or Core. As per the NDIS Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits Guide, our fee is $193.99 per hour. Dietwise will invoice you (self-managed) or your nominated Plan Manager (Plan Managed) for services delivered (not including additional expenses), after each consultation.

How can a Dietitian help me?

Our Dietitians are experts in nutrition. Each Dietwise Dietitian has a wealth of knowledge in a variety of areas, including chronic disease management, healthy living and wellbeing, nutritional deficiencies, allergies and intolerances, digestive health, weight concerns and eating disorders. Our Dietitians are also experienced in enteral feeding, including nasogastric and PEG-delivered feeds. Using this knowledge, our team can assist you with nutrition-related education tailored to you and your support team:

 

  • Meal planning and recipe development

  • Grocery shopping lists

  • Dysphagia support (in collaboration with your Speech Pathologist)

  • Nutrition support for unintentional weight loss or poor appetite

  • Monitoring and adjusting of enteral meal regimes

  • Guidance for fussy eaters

  • Nutrition for wound healing and pressure injury prevention

Our Dietitians also work closely with other health professionals including Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech Pathologists, Registered Nurses, General Practitioners and Clinical Psychologists. This multi-disciplinary approach ensures continuity and coordination of care, and alignment of goals.

 

How does Dietwise cater for NDIS participants?

The team at Dietwise pride themselves on creating a welcoming, relaxing, and safe environment for all clients. Our offices are located in a wheelchair-accessible practice, with automatic entry doors, ramp access, lift and wheelchair accessible bathrooms. Our consulting rooms and waiting rooms are beautifully decorated and finished with comforting touches such as Therapy Pods, fidget toys and puzzles, weighted blankets, herbal teas, calming music, diffusers and Dietwise dogs (if booked in advance). More information about our clinic set up can be found here. We also understand that having the necessary support plays an important role in your journey, and we encourage clients to bring their family members, care support workers or other therapists along to appointments. We are also happy to offer phone or video call consultations if it is challenging to come into the clinic.                

 

What if I am unable to attend my appointment?

If you are unable to attend your appointment, our receptionist will be happy to offer a video or phone call review, or reschedule your appointment to a more suitable day and time. As per NDIS guidelines, we enforce a “Short Notice Cancellation and No-Show Policy”, which allows us to claim 100% of the service fee if you do not attend your appointment within 15 minutes of the scheduled start time or give less than 2 business days’ notice to cancel your appointment.