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Medicare to provide increased services for people with Eating Disorders

Dec 9, 2019 | Naturopathy, Nutrition

Medicare will provide a rebate for up to 40 psychology sessions and up to 20 dietetic sessions per year.

As of the 1 st November 2019, Medicare will increase funded services to people who have diagnosed eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder.

Medicare will provide a rebate for up to 40 psychology sessions and up to 20 dietetic sessions per year.

General Practitioners will conduct an assessment to determine eligibility for referral and will work closely with Allied Health Specialists to support recovery.

Our psychologist Louise Pennant has extensive experience in working with bulimia, binge eating and weight management. She recently completed her Clinical Psychology Masters Thesis on the topic of ‘The Role of Personality and Self-Compassion in Long-Term Weight Maintenance’. Interestingly, the findings from this study indicated that Self-Compassion played a role in maintaining weight loss long-term. Louise incorporates Compassion Focused Therapy into her work with eating disorders and other presenting issues.

Please call Louise if you have any questions about ways in which she may be able to assist.