Corona Virus Update - March 2020
With the develpment of COVID-19 some of our naturopathic practices have had to alter. As a naturopath I am still able to offer you personalised treatment plans, prescriptive advice and supplements but this will all be actioned via online consultations or telephone consultations. Any prescriptions required will be couriered straight to your door so extremely convenient for you!
The process of these consultations are exactly the same as if you were visiting me in clinic but with some modifications in regards to physical assessments which will be addressed personally during the consultation.
Now is the time to book your consultation with me! I can help you even though we are all required to practice social distancing and isolation. Looking after your physical and mental health is critical at this time.
Initial and Follow Up consultations are offered online via Zoom video or by telephone
As part of our commitment to you and your health our appointment structure is explained here so you have a clear understanding of how we are going to approach your journey to recovery.
This appointment is our "Fact Finding Appointment". During this time your naturopath will ask you some in depth questions based on your information provided in the intake questionnaire. We will ask you questions about your past medical history, your family history and dietary and lifestyle habits. If you have relevant test results from elsewhere, please bring them along with you at this appointment. We are here to listen to your health concerns and understand what your health goals are. In order for us to assess these goals and ensure they are met we may request extra information such as testing to be provided by the next appointment. This appointment is the time where we really dig deep to understand your current state of health and wellbeing! During this appointment we will also do our in house analysis consisting of an Iridology analysis, blood pressure monitoring, zinc tally test (if warranted) and tongue, nail and skin analysis. (Physical assessments not applicable for Online Consultations)
As part of this initial appointment the naturopath will spend time after your appointment researching what is going on in your body and causing you to feel the way you currently do.
A comprehensive individualised treatment plan will then be formulated and presented to you at the second appointment.
Duration: 75 minutes Cost: $130.00 (supplements and external testing additional)
Online Duration: 60 minutes
At this appointment you will be presented with a comprehensive analysis of our fact finding appointment and your personal treatment plan. It is important to note that as we will be addressing your health concerns holistically no treatment plan will be the same. The plan may involve dietary and lifestyle advice as well as possible herbal, nutritional or homeopathic supplementation depending on your presentation. At this appointment a clear treatment plan and goal will be agreed upon in partnership with you.
Duration: 45 - 60 minutes Cost: $75.00 (supplements and external testing additional)
Follow up Consultations:
As naturopathy is focused on addressing the underlying causes of your health condition, please be aware that this can take time. While you may initially feel better with a reduction of symptoms (which is what we aim for), rectifying the underlying drivers of what led you to this point in your health may be more complex and may need adjustments until we reach your specific ideal plan. Our role is to support, educate and empower you to understand your health and make the necessary changes to improve your overall health and wellness. As this journey progresses your appointments will be booked further apart until we reach a maintenance stage. At this stage it is similar to looking after your car! We recommend 6 monthly check ups just to keep everything harmoniously balanced!
Duration: 30 - 45 minutes Cost: $75.00 (supplements and external testing additional)
Standard Follow Up (suitable for monitoring ongoing initial treatment plan to allow time for discussion on progression, diet modification and test results.
Duration 45 minutes $75.00 (supplements and external testing additional)
Short Follow Ups (Offered to current clients for support of acute conditions such as colds/flu's, UTI's as well as prescription repeats, and part of Weight Management Program. These appointments are not suitable to raise new health issues.
Duration 20 minutes $50.00 (supplements and external testing additional)
Acute Consultations - This consultation is specifically to address acute immune concerns. Supplements and herbal formulas can be prescribed to help boost your immune system and support your overall health. If you would like help in other areas of your health then I would suggest the normal full online Initial Consultation
Duration 20 minutes $50.00 (Supplements and external testing additional)
Packages and Discounts:
If you are a pensioner, a full-time tertiary student or the holder of a healthcare card, you are eligible for a reduction of 15% on the consultation fee.
Child Consultations (under 12 years of age)
Consultations with children will be the same duration but at a reduced cost of:
Initial Consultation: $90
Follow up Consultations: $50
(Packages can also be purchased. Talk to your Naturopath about costs)
Please notify at time of Initial Consultation if wishing to purchase package.
Packages are available to reward your commitment to your health journey, solidify our partnership and support and provide clear costings for you to financially plan your return to optimal health!
Initial appointment, in house testing, and four 45 minute follow up appointments (any supplementation and external testing is additional).
Normally $430. Package price $355.00 (This is a saving of $75.00 which equals a consultation for FREE).
Four standard follow up appointments of 45 minute duration (supplementation and external testing is additional).
Normally $300.00 Package price $255 (Saving 15%).
Our goal at NatureSense Health and Wellness is to provide quality health care in a timely manner. Therefore, please notify us if you are unable to attend your appointment no less than 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment. To assist with this, you will be sent a reminder of your upcoming appointment 48 hours prior to your allocated time. We understand emergencies can occur and are happy to work with you to reschedule but any subsequent appointments that are cancelled, missed or rescheduled within this 24-hour period, 50% of the consultation fee will be charged. By booking an appointment you agree to adhere to these terms.
We are committed to helping you achieve your health goals and we value the time you allow us to work with you and would appreciate your understanding that appointments missed could be given to other clients.