Private Dietitian (Accredited Practising Dietitian - APD) - GPs can refer patients under the
‘Strengthening Medicare Allied Health Initiative Programme.’ Medicare covers dietetic services
under this programme, but some conditions apply.
Community Dietitian – Some areas have a Community Health Centre wherein a dietitian is
employed by the Department of Health to provide education sessions for either groups or
individuals. GP referral is required for patients to access this service.
Private Practice Dietitian (APD) – Please refer to the Yellow Pages (page 767, 2007) for a
dietitian in your area. Patients will require a GP referral to be able to claim from a Private Health