Melanie practises from Hurstville on the following days:
- Tuesday (10am- 8pm)
- Thursdays (8am – 8pm)
- Friday (9am – 5pm)
- Saturday (9am- 5pm) Alternate
The Austinmer clinic is open on Wednesdays (9am -6pm) and by appointment.
Initial Appointment for adult or child (80mins approximately) $145
Follow up Appointment (30- 45mins) $95
Follow up Appointment (For maintenance programs only) 15- 30mins $65
For families: we can arrange follow up consultations based on time needed for each client for a more wholistic family approach to support and treatment.
SKYPE consultations are charge at the same rate and available by appointment.
HEALTH FUND REBATES
The clinic provides HICAPS facilities for immediate rebates. Consultation fees are claimable through most private health funds. Medicines are claimable from some health funds. Please check with your individual provider for more details about your eligibility.
Net Medical Expenses Tax Offset (Australian Residents only)
Naturopathic health consultations and supplements prescribed by a Health Practitioner can be included as part of the tax-deductible medical expenses incurred each year. The main requirement for this arrangement is for the patient to be referred to the practitioner by a Medical Doctor. In order for you to be able to claim the costs incurred from the consultation and prescription, you will need to get a referral to your practitioner from a Doctor before you attend the consultation. In this scheme, health costs greater than $2060.00 in a financial year can qualify for a 20% tax deduction. There is no upper limit to the amount you can claim. For more information visit: Net medical expenses tax offset.
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WHAT TO EXPECT: FIRST CONSULTATION
The initial consultation will be structured in such as way as to understand your health complaints in as much detail as possible. We will also discuss your health history and Melanie will also do a physical assessment, where indicated. These physical assessments can include: Iridology, Nail and Tongue assessment and Blood Pressure testing depending on your presenting concerns. Melanie commonly refers patients for additional assessment’s that are to be conducted between the initial and second consultation.
Initial treatment recommendations are discussed and the development of your treatment plan and program is developed during this session.
Your second appointment is typically scheduled for 2 weeks proceeding your initial consultation. At this appointment you will review any assessments that have been ordered and review your treatment protocol where necessary. This is a chance to discuss any questions you might have and prepare yourself for the changes you are about to make towards a greater sense of health and wellbeing.
FOLLOW UP APPOINTMENTS
Follow up appointments are scheduled based on your presenting health complaint, the duration of its existence and any roadblocks that may have been identified during consultation. Typically you can expect to see Melanie regularly in the initial stages (every 2 to 6 weeks) until your health has stabilised and then appointments booked as needed for maintenance (commonly 1-2 times per year) to ensure long term health and wellbeing.