“I feel like the dietitian understood the circumstances and looked at me as an individual rather than just another person with an eating disorder, she was really able to put things into perspective from a psychological and holistic point of view in which I am truly grateful to be able to consider.” – EDV dietetics client
What is EDV Dietetics?
EDV offers a private dietetics clinic based out of our office in Abbotsford, Melbourne. Medicare rebates are available and our fees are lower than those recommended by the Dietitians Association Australia (DAA). Clinicians who sub-contract their services at EDV’s Dietetics clinic are experienced and knowledgeable in the treatment of eating disorders.
The Dietetics clinic operates as a social enterprise. We do not receive any government funding to run this service. Any profit made goes directly back into EDV to fund our community services.
Below we’ve answered some of the frequently asked questions about EDV dietetics services.
Who is EDV dietetics for?
Anyone who wants to change their relationship with food and their body through receiving nutritional information, education and individually tailored dietary advice.
How do I make an initial appointment?
- Call the EDV Hub on 1300 550 236 or
- Complete our online form and we will get in touch with you to discuss an appointment.
How many sessions can I have?
You are welcome to attend EDV dietetics for as long as you need.
If you are eligible to claim through Medicare you will need to discuss your rebates with your doctor. Find out more here.
If you have private health insurance, you may be eligible for additional rebates depending on your provider.
Where do sessions that place?
This depends on which clinician you see. There are options for both telehealth and in-person sessions at our office in Abbotsford. Learn more about accessibility requirements at our office here.
How will it help me?
Dietitians understand how your body works and how nutrition plays an important part in wellbeing and recovery from an eating disorder.
They will work collaboratively with you to develop knowledge, strategies and skills around food, eating and nutrition.
What is the approach of the EDV dietitian?
Our dietitians practices a non-diet approach.
A non-diet approach is as the name describes, an approach that discourages dieting. It teaches people to eat intuitively and develop a healthy relationship with food by looking at all foods equally rather than certain foods being good or bad. This also helps encourage flexible eating and feeling more relaxed around food which is important for recovery. One of the great aspects of this approach is that it encourages self-compassion and kindness to ourselves, which is incredibly important in the recovery process.
Principles of the non-diet approach will be incorporated throughout the appointments, however certain steps such as ensuring nutritional adequacy may need to come first before you can start exploring intuitive eating.
What are the fees?
First session: 55-minute session – $125 / $105 concession
Follow up sessions: 45-minute session – $95 / $75 concession
The concession discount of $20 is available to full time students, and Health Care or Pension cardholders with proof of evidence.
All fees are payable at the time of appointment. We accept cash, Visa and Mastercard. If you are claiming a Medicare rebate, this can be processed at the time of payment.
We understand that it can be difficult to afford ongoing therapy, and our fees are lower than those recommended by the Dietitians Association Australia (DAA). You may be eligible for a Medicare rebate of $54.60 per session for up to 20 sessions through an Eating Disorder Plan (EDP). Please speak to your GP or you can find out more here.
Note: fees as of 01/01/2021. If you have a Medicare referral it is important that EDV receives this information prior to your appointment to avoid extra charges and for rebates to be processed on time.
Will my private health fund cover any of the cost?
That depends on your level of cover. Please consult your individual fund for further information.
What if I need to cancel or reschedule my appointment?
If you have to cancel your appointment at short notice, we are unable to offer your place to someone else. The following cancellation fees will apply:
0-24 hours notice: Full fee payable
24-48 hours notice: 50% of fee payable
Please call EDV reception on 1300 550 236 option 2 if you need to cancel your appointment.