The Healthy Eating Clinic website at http://www.healthyeatingclinic.com.au are owned and operated by The Healthy Eating Hub Pty Ltd ABN 48 606 533 662 (THEH, we, us, our).
By booking an appointment with The Healthy Eating Clinic you agree to be personally bound by these terms and conditions, whether for yourself or on behalf of a minor (as determined by the state in which you reside), if you are booking a consultation on behalf of a minor. By booking an appointment with The Healthy Eating Clinic you represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years old (or the age of majority in your jurisdiction, if it is not 18), and if you are registering on behalf of a minor, that you are their legal guardian.
These terms apply to the use of this website, including the use of the information services provided through this website.
The terms laid out below are to ensure that all clients receive a high quality service and experience. Clients who dispute these terms and conditions will not be able to book future appointments.
When you book an appointment with The Healthy Eating Clinic you agree to the following policies:
Bookings and Payments
To make a booking we require both an email address and a mobile phone number. This is to communicate important information about your appointment and to send automated reminders. We protect you privacy and will only contact you in regards to your appointment and to let you know about any updates to our products and services. You will be denied an appointment if you’re not able to provide these pieces of information.
Payments are required at the time of your appointment by debit or credit card either through our eftpos terminal or over the phone. We do not take cash. Private health insurance is available for on the spot claiming in house or manual claiming for a Telehealth consultation.
Cancellation Policy for Pay-As-You-Go Consultations and Body scans
This policy is strictly enforced and covers all pay-as-you-go services (Private, Medicare and DVA). This policy does NOT cover NDIS consultations (self and plan managed). Please see below for the NDIS policy.
1.1. You may cancel or reschedule your appointment without charge at anytime 24 hours before your appointment.
1.2. Cancellations or reschedules within 24 hours* of your appointment will be charged 50% of the scheduled service fee.
1.3. If you do not call to cancel your appointment or do not show up for your scheduled appointment, you will be charged the full fee for the scheduled service.
1.4. Cancellation fees are due within 14 days. Payments made after the due date will incur a $40 administration fee and are automatically sent for debt collection.
1.5. Cancellations fees may be waived for medical emergencies with presentation of a doctors’ certificate.
1.6. Neither the practitioners nor the customer service staff are authorised to waive cancellation fees.
1.7. Cut off times for arriving for your appointment are 20 minutes for a 60 minute consultation and 10 minutes for a 30 minute consultation. If you arrive prior to these cut off times your consultation may go ahead for the full fee, but your consultation time will be reduced. If you arrive after these cut off times, your consultation will NOT proceed and you must pay for the consultation in full as per the policy above.
*For appointments on a Monday (or Tuesday after a public holiday), notice must be given by COB the Friday prior as the office is not manned over the weekend.
Cancellation Policy for Pre-Paid Consultations and Body Scans (including packages)
This policy is strictly enforced and covers all pre-paid services (Online booking and Packages). This policy does NOT cover NDIS consultations (self and plan managed). Please see below for the NDIS policy.
1.7. You may cancel or reschedule your appointment at anytime 24 hours before your appointment.
1.8. Cancellations or reschedules within 24 hours* of your pre-paid appointment will mean that you forfeit that consultation.
1.9. If you do not call to cancel your appointment or do not show up for your scheduled appointment, you forfeit the consultation.
1.10. This condition may be waived for medical emergencies with presentation of a doctors’ certificate.
1.11. Neither the Practitioners nor the Customer Service staff are authorised to waive cancellation fees.
*For appointments on a Monday (or Tuesday after a public holiday), notice must be given by COB the Friday prior as the office is not manned over the weekend.
Cancellation Policy for NDIS
This policy is strictly enforced for plan and self managed NDIS participants. When you book an NDIS funded consultation (standard, telehealth or kitchen) with The Healthy Eating Clinic you agree to the following cancellation policy:
1.12. Participants and/or their Support Coordinator will provide a minimum of one (1) business days’ notice to reschedule or cancel a scheduled support.
1.13. The Healthy Eating Clinic will recover the full fee associated with the scheduled support if a Participant and/or their Support Coordinator provides a short notice cancellation.
1.14. A cancellation is deemed a short notice cancellation when:
- The Participant and/or their Support Coordinator has given less than one (1) business days’ notice for a cancellation.
E.g.: A participant contacts the Clinic on 3pm Friday afternoon to cancel an appointment that has been scheduled for 8am next Tuesday following a Monday Public Holiday.
- The Participant does not show up for a scheduled support within a reasonable time, or is not present at the agreed place and within a reasonable time when the Practitioner is travelling to deliver the scheduled support.
1.15. Fees are due within 14 days. Payments made after the due date will incur a $40 administration fee.
1.16. The Healthy Eating Clinic recognises that there may be circumstances where a Participant is not able to provide sufficient notice to cancel or reschedule a support appointment. Cancellations fees can be waived for medical emergencies upon presentation of a doctors’ certificate.
1.17. Neither the Practitioners nor the Customer Service staff are authorised to waive cancellation fees. Participants are welcome to share any exceptional or unforeseen circumstances that apply with the Clinic’s Managing Director, who will decide if the fee can be waived on a case-by-case basis.
2.1. Medicare rebates are available for individual consultations with a dietitian. Medicare rebates are available for patients with chronic conditions and complex care needs or individuals with eating disorders with a Medicare referral from their GP. To be eligible for a rebate, clients must book in with a dietitian and have the documents provided by their GP:
- Referral Form for Individual Allied Health Services under Medicare for patients with a chronic medical condition and complex care needs.
- A GP Management Plan (GPMP) – item 721
- Team Care Arrangement (TCA) – item 723
- Eating disorder treatment and management plan
2.2. The Medicare rebate for dietetic services is $54.60 and is available for a maximum of five services (chronic disease service) or twenty services (eating disorders) per patient each calendar year. Additional services are not possible in any circumstances. For clients who meet the above criteria, The Healthy Eating Clinic policy for Medicare rebates is as follows:
2.3. First, Second and Support Consultations – Clients will be asked to pay the full cost of the consultation and a Medicare rebate will be processed and deposited into their bank account either through our HICAPS machine or HPOS web claiming.
2.4. To receive the rebate you must have provided The Healthy Eating Clinic with the appropriate referral and paperwork listed above. We are unable to process rebates without this paperwork.
2.4. Bulk billing ceased at The Healthy Eating Clinic on 30th September 2020.
2.5. The standard cancellation policy applies for all Medicare consultations whether fully paid or bulk billed. Cancellation and non-attendance fees must be paid for in full by the client. Medicare rebates or bulk billing can NOT be used to cover the cost of cancellation or non-attendance fees.
3.1. We welcome DVA clients. DVA Health Cards (Gold card only) are accepted as payment upon a GP referral.
3.2. DVA clients can be referred to a dietitian under a “treatment cycle” consisting of up to 12 sessions
- Each referral is valid for a year or 12 sessions, whichever ends first
- They can have as many cycles as clinically indicated in the year
- They can have concurrent cycles running at the same time e.g. 1 cycle for phsyio, 1 cycle for dietitian
3.3. The standard cancellation policy applies for all DVA consultations. Cancellation and non-attendance fees must be paid for in full by the client. DVA can NOT be used to cover the cost of cancellation or non-attendance fees.
4.1. We are able to provide services to plan and self managed NDIS participants.
4.2. We require the details specified in our NDIS referral form before booking a consultation.
4.3. The client is responsible for covering the cost of the consultations should we not receive payment from your plan manager or you’ve run out of funds.
4.2. For plan managed clients we need to be notified if your plan manager changes, prior to booking a consultation.
Private Health Insurance Policy
4.1. If you have private health insurance, any appointment made with one of our dietitians is eligible to receive a rebate from your insurer. HICAPS facilities are available at both practice locations which allows us to offer a rebate at the point of sale. All you have to do is pay the gap.
4.2. The amount you are able to claim with your private health insurer will depend on your level of cover. You can enquire with your private health insurer prior to your consultation if you wish. Simply provide your insurer with the cost of the consultation and the HICAPS item number below to find out how much you will be required to pay. HICAPS item number:
- First Consultation: 500
- Second and Support consultations: 600
4.3. Private health insurance does not cover body composition scans.
4.4. You are no able to claim both private health insurance and Medicare for the same appointment.
5.1. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your consultation we may be able to offer you a refund. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org within 7 days if you are not satisfied with your consultation, including the reasons why, so that we can resolve any problems and discuss the next steps.
5.2. Refunds are processed at the discretion of the Managing Director.
5.3. If for any reason you cannot attend a nutrition workshop run by The Healthy Eating Clinic, refunds are NOT available. You may at any time transfer the ticket to another person. If you cannot attend the group session due to unforeseen circumstances we are happy to offer a credit note for future group sessions.
Weight Loss Program
This is a legally binding agreement between You and The Healthy Eating Hub Pty Ltd (The Healthy Eating Clinic). You accept these terms by making payment in full or part towards your 12-week program.
We agree to provide all services to you during your 12-week program with care and skill. It is up to the client to implement these lifestyles changes in order to get results. As registered health professionals our dietitians have an ethical responsibility to look after the health and wellbeing of their clients. Your success on this program is our highest priority, however, it is highly dependent on your ability to put what you learn into practice. We cannot guarantee that your will lose a specific amount of weight.
Time bound, 12 Week Consultation Schedule
This is a time bound program. The consultations are only valid within 12 weeks from the date of the first consultation. At the end of the 12 weeks, your consultations expire. Any unattended consultations will not be valid after 12 weeks from the date of the first consultation.
Weeks: 1. First 1-hour consult + body scan
- Second 1-hour consult
- First 30min consult
- Second 30min consult
- No consult
- Third 30min consult + body scan
- No consult
- Fourth 30min consult
- No consult
- Fifth 30min consult
- No consult
12. Sixth and final 30min consult + body scan
Consultations can be delivered in person at either of our Canberra clinics or online via Telehealth. There are 8 consultations and 3 body composition scans included in the cost of the program. First and second consultations are 1 hour long, and the remaining 6 consultations are 30 minutes. All 8 consultations are booked in advance as per the 12-week schedule above at the time of or after payment.
Consultations cannot be booked or moved to different weeks to that set out in the schedule above. The Healthy Eating Clinic cannot guarantee there will be time available to reschedule if you are unable to attend a pre booked consultation.
If you are doing the program completely online and cannot come to our Canberra clinics for your 3 body composition scans, you will be credited one additional 30-minute consultation that you can use after completion of the program. This additional consultation does not expire.
Consultations Cancellations and Reschedules
Reschedules and cancellations within 24 hours of your appointment are strictly forfeited from the program. We welcome reschedules with more than 24 hours’ notice prior to your appointment and we’ll do our best to reschedule you within the week that your consultation was booked. However, due to the limited availability of bookings and the time constraints of the program, if you cannot make the available time slots in the week that your consultation has been booked, as per the schedule, you’ll have to forfeit the consultation from the program.
Payment for the 12-week program must be made in full prior to commencing the program and before we can book your consultations. Full payment can be made in person via EFTPOS or debit card at one of our clinics, online at the time of booking your First Consultation or securely over the phone with our customer service team.
7 day Cooling Off Period
If you have not had your first consultation, you are entitled to a full refund of the program within 7 days of the purchase date. This is to allow you time if you change your mind about committing to the program. After this cooling off period, refunds are not offered under any circumstances, even if you did not complete the program.
Putting Your Program on Hold
This is a time bound program. There is no option to put the program on hold. The Healthy Eating Clinic does not offer refunds for the weight loss program, if you are away and cannot complete it. Please carefully consider your schedule and availability before purchasing the program. Do not book if you know you will be away for a time and unable to do online consultations. Please also consider your ability to commit to a time bound program as we do not offer refunds if you are unable to put the program information into practice.
Any requests to terminate your program must be sent in writing to email@example.com. Please note that refunds are NOT available for programs terminated early. The program cannot be transferred from one participant to another.
We strongly encourage you read all the information on our site and in these terms and conditions and consider if this program is for you. We do not offer refunds if you feel dissatisfied with the service or results.
Couples and families
Your partner is welcome to attend all the consultations. This can be helpful if you are mostly grocery shopping, cooking and eating together. We cannot offer body scans for both you and your partner or two individualised meal plans. There simply isn’t enough time to cover individualised meal plans and advice for two people. The meal plan will be based on your energy requirements, which are partially calculated form your body scan.
Your feedback is important to us. We seek to resolve your concerns quickly and effectively. You agree to raise any concerns, problems or issues you may have concerning the 12-week program to us directly in person or via phone or email. We agree to resolve these quickly and in the most appropriate manner.
Medicare and DVA
A Medicare or DVA referral cannot be used to claim rebates against the weight loss program. We do accept Medicare and DVA referrals through our normal consultation stream, so please let our team know if you do have a referral and would like to book in.
Private Health Insurance
Some private health insurers may cover part of the cost of the weight loss program. This is dependent on your policy and is at the discretion of the insurer. Please contact your insurer directly for details of your cover. Once all your pre-paid consultations have been attended, we can provide a receipt of payment outlining the date of each consultation which you are welcome to submit to your insurer.
Health and Safety
It is important before beginning any nutrition program, you are healthy enough to do so. No information contained in this program is intended to be used as medical advice and the program is not intended to be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any medical condition for any therapeutic purpose.
It is at the discretion of the dietitian to assess your eligibility/suitability of the program. If, in the first consultation, your dietitian assesses you to be unsuitable for the program due to health and/or safety reasons, you can continue the consultation with content that is adjusted to better meet your individual care. In this instance only, you may be refunded the difference in cost between a first consultation and the weight loss program.
Conditions of Use of the Website
1.1. Our Partners satisfy our guidelines for promotion/partnership with particular brands, goods or services. These guidelines specify that partners be local Canberra businesses and/or organisations, sell or use primarily whole foods, agree with our philosophy of healthy eating and support us in promoting health messages. The Healthy Eating Hub may directly or indirectly financially benefit from partnership with these businesses and full disclosure of financial arrangements with current partners is below:
- Alpha Fresh – provide free fruit, vegetables, meat and seafood for recipe and content development.
1.2. We do not accept responsibility for any loss or damage, however caused (including through negligence), which you may directly or indirectly suffer in connection with or arising from the products or services including acts, omissions and conduct of any third-party users of the Website, other members, other contributors to the Website, and partners. We are not responsible for the products, services, advice, information, actions or failure to act of any partners. Where the information made available over the Website contains opinions or judgements of third parties (including advertisers), we do not purport to endorse the contents of that opinion or advice, nor do we guarantee the accuracy or completeness of that content, and we will not accept liability for loss or damage arising from your reliance upon any information obtained through this service. It remains your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness and usefulness of any such information.
1.3. Without limiting the foregoing, you may report the misconduct of users and/or third-party advertisers, service and/or product providers referenced on or included in the Website to Program Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org. We may investigate the claim and take appropriate action, in our sole discretion.
2.1. Our service shall be delivered as described from time to time on our Website. We confirm that access to any specific practitioner mentioned in our website is not guaranteed.
Information provided on website
3.1. All information provided by us on the Website is provided in good faith. We derive our information from sources which we believe to be accurate and up to date as at the date of publication. We nevertheless reserve the right to update any information at any time. In addition, we do not make any representations or warranties that any information we provide is reliable, accurate or complete and we make no guarantees of any specific result from use of this Website or the information service provided through it. We are not liable for any loss arising from any action taken or reliance by you on any information or material posted by us.
4.1. Nutritional information provided on the Website is taken from sources provided by third parties, including the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) NUTTAB 2010 guide to nutrient content. Before relying on any nutritional information on the Website, you should carefully evaluate the accuracy, completeness and relevance of this information for your purposes, and consider the need to obtain appropriate expert advice relevant to your circumstances. FSANZ has made considerable effort to ensure the quality of information in NUTTAB 2010, however, none of FSANZ, THEH or any other provider of nutritional information on the Website gives any warranty that the information is free from error or suitable for your purposes.
4.2. There are limitations associated with food composition databases. Nutrient data published in a database such as NUTTAB 2010 may represent an average of the nutrient content of a particular sample of foods and ingredients, determined at a particular time. The nutrient composition of foods and ingredients can vary substantially between batches and brands because of a number of factors, including changes in season, changes in formulation, processing practices and ingredient source. While most of the data contained in NUTTAB 2010 are generated from analysed values, some of the data are borrowed from overseas food composition tables; supplied by the food industry; taken from food labels; imputed from similar foods; or calculated using a recipe approach.
Quality of Service
5.1. We do not promise that the Website will be error-free or uninterrupted. The Website and its content are delivered on an “as-is” and “as-available” basis. We cannot ensure that files you download from the Site will be free of viruses or contamination or destructive features. Receipt of emails, or other Internet based communications such as via Face book or Twitter from us cannot be guaranteed.
Limitation of Liability
6.1. To the extent permitted by law, and subject to clause 7, in no event will we (or our employees, agents and subcontractors) be liable to you for indirect, special or incidental, punitive, exemplary or consequential loss, costs, expenses and damages (or any loss of revenue, loss of data, loss of profits or loss of opportunity whether the losses be direct or indirect), suffered or incurred by you and arising out of or in connection with your access to or use of the Website, any linked website, or your reliance on any information obtained through the Website, regardless of whether liability is based on any breach of contract, tort (including negligence) or warranty, arises under statute, or any other basis of liability.
6.2. To the extent permitted by law, any condition or warranty which would otherwise be implied into these terms is excluded. Where legislation implies any condition or warranty, and that legislation prohibits us from excluding or modifying the application of, or our liability under, any such condition or warranty, that condition or warranty will be deemed included but our liability will be limited for a breach of that condition or warranty to, at our option:
- if the breach relates to goods, replacing, repairing or supplying goods equivalent to, those goods or paying the cost of replacing or repairing them or acquiring equivalent goods; or
- if the breach relates to services, re-supplying, or paying the cost of re-supplying, those services.
6.3. To the extent permitted by law, our total liability in respect of all claims in connection with this agreement (whether based in negligence or any other tort, contract, statutory liability or otherwise) will be the total sum of all fees paid or payable by you under this agreement up until and including the date the cause of action accrued.
6.4. The limitation of liability set out in these terms and conditions does not attempt or purport to exclude liability arising under statute if, and to the extent, such liability cannot be lawfully excluded.
7.1. You agree to indemnify us and our employees, agents and subcontractors, from and against any third party claims, and must pay on demand all losses, expenses, damages and costs (including reasonable legal fees incurred on a solicitor/client basis) suffered or incurred by us, which arises out of your use of the Website, including your use of the Website to provide a link to another site or to upload content or other information to the Website.
8.1. Copyright in this Website (including text, graphics, logos, icons, sound recordings, video, software and advertisements) is owned or licensed by us. Information procured from a third party may be the subject of copyright owned by that third party. Other than for the purposes of personal use, and subject to the conditions prescribed under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) and similar legislation which applies in your location, and except where expressly stated, you may not in any form or by any means:
- adapt, modify, download, reproduce, distribute, publicly display, perform, publish, create derivative works or otherwise publicly make available any part of this Website; or
- commercialise or exploit any information, products or services obtained from any part of this Website; without our written permission or, in the case of third party material, from the owner of the copyright in that material. Unless we agree otherwise in writing, you are provided with access to this Website only for your personal use and review. You are authorised to listen, view, retrieve, personally store and print a copy of any information contained on this Website for your personal use. Without limiting the foregoing, you may not without written permission from us on-sell information obtained from this Website or post it to another website.
9.1. We explicitly prohibit use of the material on this Website in any manner other than as expressly allowed by us in these terms. With respect to your use of or participation in any interactive facility on the Website, you acknowledge and agree that:
- you are legally responsible for all content you submit;
- under no circumstances will you post any material, or engage in any behaviour, that is, or could reasonably be taken to be, predatory or intimidating, or in any way designed to solicit identifying information from anyone under the age of 18 years;
- we may notify and/or cooperate with any authorities and law enforcement agencies in relation to any of your activities in connection with the Website, including providing any and all information about you held by us (whether of a personal nature or otherwise), to those entities;
9.2. You will not:
- post or transmit any illegal, threatening, discriminatory, harassing, abusive, offensive, defamatory, racially or sexually vilifying, obscene, pornographic or indecent material of any kind (including Restricted or Prohibited Content in accordance with the National Classification Code), or any material in contempt of any court or parliament, or encourage any other person to do so;
- post or transmit false or misleading material or make any form of misleading or deceptive representation;
- knowingly post or transmit or permit the posting or transmission of any material, which contains a computer virus or other corruptible material;
- exploit the activity for your own commercial or unlawful purposes or the commercial or unlawful purposes of any other person (including the posting of advertisements or “spam” or any other means that are contrary to our commercial or lawful interests);
- provide access or links to any computer files that contain material which may infringe the intellectual property rights of another person; or
- delete or alter or attempt to delete or alter attributions, legal notices, trademarks or copyright marks on any material contained in the Website; and
- at our request you agree to do all things necessary and desirable, either to give effect to these terms or to help us comply with all regulatory directions and obligations.
1.1. The Website may reference or link to third party sites on the internet. We have no control over these sites or the content within them. We cannot guarantee, represent or warrant that the content contained in the sites is accurate, legal and/or inoffensive. We do not endorse the content of any third party site, nor do we warrant that they will not contain viruses or otherwise impact your computer. By using the Website to search for or link to another site, you agree and understand that you will not make any claim against us for any damages or losses, however arising, which results from your use of the link to access another site.