Do I need to have an NDIS plan to see the dietitian?
No, we are also registered with Medicare, My Aged Care, DVA, private health funds, and we accept private fee payments. See our ‘pricing’ section for more details, or give us a call.
Do I need to have a disability to see the dietitian?
No. Our priority is to provide equitable nutrition services to people living with disability, but we are open to helping you whether you have a disability or not. Contact us to find out if we are the right fit for you.
What sets Focus Dietetics apart?
Experience and dedication. Focus has a proud history of providing disability support to Canberrans since 1991. Although our dietetics service is relatively new, our lead dietitian also has a background as a disability support worker and as a support coordinator through the NDIS transition. At Focus, we understand that providing sustainable services for people with disability can be quite complex. We go above and beyond to work with a person and their extended support networks to set nutrition goals that are more achievable.
What workshops and training topics do you provide for Disability Support Providers?
Common topics include general healthy eating, food safety, nutrition in dementia, and shopping skills. If you are a disability support provider and you would like a workshop on a specific nutrition topic, or for a specific client, we are happy to chat about what we can do for you.
What if I need to cancel my appointment?
If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, we request that you give us at least 24 hours’ notice so that somebody else can take your spot. We do know that life happens, and 24 hours’ notice isn’t always possible, however for repeated last-minute cancellations we reserve the right to charge for the session in full. We will also make every attempt to provide you with the same respect if, for any reason, we need to reschedule.
What should I know before I have my first appointment?
The dietitian will probably ask you for information about your medical history, family medical history, medications, social environment, recent medical & blood tests, weight history, and current food intake. It may be helpful if you ask somebody to help you gather this information beforehand. If you have a hard time remembering or communicating what you usually eat, it can help to keep a food diary for 2-3 days before the appointment.