Is your diet not as healthy as it could be? Do you find that the food you are eating is not providing the energy you desire? Are you looking to achieve and maintain a healthy weight and optimal nutrition? Perhaps you would like information on how to make appropriate food choices, or you might already have a good level of health and simply want guidance on how to keep it that way.
The services of a qualified dietitian could be exactly what you need. ECH offers dietetic services at its Wellness Centres located at Henley Beach, Greenacres, and Morphett Vale.
A dietitian can partner with you in identifying and working toward your goals by developing a plan that takes into account your lifestyle and food preferences. Dietitians ensure that good nutrition becomes a natural part of your daily life by understanding you as an individual. They can provide information on food nutrition and calories, and some delicious recipes that you can try at home and strategies for eating well when you are out.
Dietitians can also teach you how to best manage diseases or conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, malnutrition, or food allergies or intolerances, and can provide you with guidelines relevant to your needs.
As a highly qualified professional, your ECH dietitian can assist you in understanding the relationship between food and health, the nutritional value of different foods and how they interact with your body. You will then be in a good position to make informed decisions regarding the food you choose to eat.
If accident or illness has made eating or weight management more challenging for you, then your ECH dietitian can work with other allied health professionals such as a speech pathologist to tailor an integrated approach that will meet your specific needs. A speech pathologist may address challenges with chewing or swallowing, a physiotherapist might assist in overcoming physical barriers that are preventing you from exercising, or an exercise physiologist could adapt and manage regular exercise and fitness programs so that they are tailored to your individual goals and abilities.
You do not need a referral from your doctor to access the services of an ECH dietitian.
If you have a chronic health condition, your ECH dietitian can also work closely with your general practitioner and any of your other health practitioners to ensure your overall care plan meets all of your health goals.
No matter your age, ECH Wellness Centre services are available to you on a competitive fee for service basis. If you have private health insurance you may be able to seek rebates from your provider, or if you are aged 65 years or over, you may qualify for the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP), or if you have a Home Care Package, you may be able to use some of this funding to access ECH’s dietetic services and/or other Wellness Services.
If you have a chronic medical condition, speak to your GP about how you might be able to access ECH dietetic services under the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS).
Contact us today to book an initial consultation, or to learn more about ECH’s dietetic and other services.
1300 275 324
+61 8 8407 5151