Fees and Charges

We work closely within the Moderation Clinic. The Moderation Clinic is designed to be a complete allied health service to support your mental health, exercise wellbeing and diet after weight loss surgery. 
If you’re undertaking weight loss surgery under the care of Dr Jason Wong, The Bariatric Collective provides you with a upfront program fee of $500. This is not available for a rebate with Medicare or Health Funds, however our subsequent consultations outside of this program are eligible. 
Our initial dietetic program within Dr Wong’s Bespoke Surgical Care Plan with The Bariatric Collective includes: 
  • $500 ‘essential’ care package (1 x Initial Consult and 5 x Review Consults Post-Op)
  • $70 Review Consultation Fee after Essential Care Package completed. This may be eligible for Medicare and Private Health Rebates. 
  1. Initial Consultation – this gathers information about your history of dieting and weight loss; your motivations for weight loss surgery; what your goals and ambitions are; what you can expect before and after the surgery and recommended vitamin and supplement regimens. 
  2. First Review – Either can be used as a second review prior to your surgery OR your first appointment two weeks post-op. We usually discuss the next diet modification stage. 
  3. Second Review – This appointment is usually four weeks post-op. This is an appointment where we will assess your gastrointestinal symptoms post-op, your compliance with the bariatric vitamins and diet modifications. 
  4. Third Review – This appointment is usually six weeks post-op. This is an appointment where we will assess your gastrointestinal symptoms post-op, your compliance with the bariatric vitamins and diet modifications. 
  5. Fourth Review – This appointment is usually one month after the surgery. We assess your current diet since the last diet modification and assess how you’re travelling through your second month after weight loss surgery. 
  6. Fifth Review – Around six months post-op. We assess how you’re going with your nutrition, goal tracking, exercise habits and supplement recommendations. This is an important consultation to ensure you’re keeping to your original goals and how you can improve. 
  7. First month of bariatric multivitamins (valued at $55)

Individual Consultations

Initial Consult (~ 45minutes): $130 

Review Consults (~20 minutes): $70 

Rebate Information

There is no need to have a referral to see a dietitian. However, if you would like to claim a rebate with Medicare or charge DVA for your consult – you will need a referral.

Medicare:

Patients with a GP Referral under a ‘Chronic Disease Management Plan’ or a ‘Team Care Arrangement’ or a ‘Eating Disorders Treatment and Management Plan’ may be eligible for a rebate of $53.80. The referral needs to be written to your dietitian or The Bariatric Collective. This means that you pay the full fee upfront and the Medicare rebate goes into your bank account after your consult.

 

DVA:

Patients with a Gold Card are eligible to see the dietitian with no cost to you. Referral is required from a GP (D0904) or a Specialist.

 

Private Health Funds: 

Our HICAPS Machine can submit your dietitian fee to your health fund and you pay the gap. 

Phone or Telehealth Consults: Phone or Telehealth consults are available. Please let the secretaries know when booking your appointment and provide the relevant details.