COVID-19: Stay at home and stay healthy

We are offering telehealth appointments for everyone. If you have a Care Plan or DVA referral from your GP then we can bulk-bill your appointment. NDIS, Private Health Insurers, and Defence Health are also funding telehealth appointments.

Although attending healthcare appointments is considered a legitimate reason to leave the house, we are also fortunate to be able to easily provide appointments via telehealth. Telehealth means using video conferencing or telephone for health appointments.

Video conferencing is a great alternative to in-person appointments. We use easy to use software call “Zoom” that can be accessed on a phone or computer.  You don’t need to create a login in or create any more usernames or passwords. Your consultation will be secure and private between you and your dietitian in the same way that it would be in our clinic.

The benefits of virtual consultations:

  • You can get support to stay motivated and healthy while at home
  • Opportunity for more practical sessions such as pantry makeovers and cooking sessions
  • Share each other’s screens and compile grocery lists and recipes together with specific products that are going to benefit you most.
  • We get to see your smiling face 🙂

Some of the challenges:

It needs internet and a phone, tablet or computer with a camera. Headphones are useful too.
The first time makes you feel uneasy – so it is lucky we are so friendly and helpful and make you feel relaxed again in about 5mins flat!
You haven’t folded the washing and put it away! Don’t worry because we haven’t either! Plus the software we use enables you to put an exotic location in the background so we can’t see your washing and you feel like you are on holiday! (which we all need right now)

Soon after booking your appointment, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the private videoconference. If this is the first time you have used this software then we encourage you to click this link before your appointment so you can download the zoom software (on a computer) or app (on a phone or tablet). Your will then be directed to a virtual waiting room.  At the time of your appointment, your dietitian will take you from the waiting room to your consultation

If you don’t have a computer or feel uneasy about using video conference software then don’t worry. We can still use the traditional telephone for consultations. 

Fees:

Medicare, DVA, NDIS and Private Health Insurance have agreed to fund telehealth appointments until 30th September 2020.  You can see the different fees and appointment options here

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Having health issues like diabetes and high blood pressure puts you more at risk of complications from COVID-19  so we are excited to be able to offer the My Health For Life Program by video conference over a wider range of times and days.

If you haven’t heard me talk about it already, My Health for Life is a FREE program (funded by Queensland health) for people who have a risk of developing a chronic disease in the near future. We have been delivering this program now for 3 years and have had great results.

The program gives you support and accountability to keep your healthy habits going. We bring together small groups of people to meet weekly for 1 hour via videoconference over 8 weeks.

Some of the benefits of the program are:
– Boost physical health, immunity and mental health
– Accountability to a group of people with similar health goals
– Learn strategies to start healthy habits (that will stick this time)
– A qualified health professional (our dietitians) facilitates each session
– You can put the time you would have been commuting to good use 🙂

If you are interested in My Health for Life you need to follow the following steps:
1. Click here to do the health check to see if you are eligible to join.
2. If you are eligible then submit your contact details at the end of the health check
3. Email me here your preferred days and times for a group (we are offering them every day of the week)

Note: You can attend a group more than once! MH4L graduates are welcome!

If you or someone you know could benefit from an expert’s advice get in touch with My Nutrition Clinic today.

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