IPC Health provides Dietetics services to people of all ages who live, work or study in Brimbank, Wyndham and Hobsons Bay.
Dietitians help you choose healthy foods to stay well and manage many health conditions. They are experts in food and nutrition.
How can a Dietitian help?
A Dietitian can help you learn about healthy eating and reading food labels.
They can also help you learn to manage:
– Weight issues
– Cholesterol and heart health
– Food intolerances and allergies
– Bowel problems
– Coeliac disease
– And many more health conditions
How do I get an appointment?
Contact your nearest IPC Health campus. You may be put on a waiting list.
Older Australians (aged 65 and over and Aboriginal people aged 50 and over) need to contact My Aged Care or call them on 1800 200 422 to access this service. Remember to ask for IPC Health as your preferred service provider when you contact My Aged Care.
Is there a fee?
At IPC Health we offer the unique combination of private and government funded allied health care. Our fees are designed to support access for people on varying incomes.
Funding for our Nutrition and Dietetics service is available through the Home and Community Care for Younger People (HACC-PYP) program with a co-payment depending on your income, starting at around $10 per hour.
Home and Community Care Program for Younger People (HACC-PYP) schedule of fees.
We also offer our Nutrition and Dietetics services if you are:
• A full fee paying client
• Referred from a GP (Chronic Disease Management Plan):
• A Home Care Package recipient (see above note on My Aged Care)
• An NDIS self or plan managed participant
Groups can help you learn and stay motivated to eat well. You also get support from other people in the same situation as you.
We sometimes run:
– Diabetes groups
– Supermarket tours
– Groups to learn basic cooking skills
– And other groups as needed
Can I have an interpreter?
Yes. Ask if you need an interpreter. Interpreters are free.