Eating disorders are serious illnesses that have the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric disorder. Despite this, they continue to be poorly recognised and under-treated.
The GPH Eating Disorder Service provides a stepped model of care for people aged 12 and above, focused on indicated prevention, early intervention and a continuum of flexible care options that support varying levels of severity and complexity of eating disorders. Our experienced dietitians and psychologists provide evidence-based services specific to the treatment of eating disorders.
12 years or older
Have an eating disorder or an unhealthy relationship with food
Be willing to have ongoing engagement with a GP as part of care
SERVICES WE OFFER
Specialist Eating Disorder Service (SEDS)
The GPH SEDS provides one on one dietetic and psychological supports for people with diagnosed eating disorders*, as well as those with disordered eating who prefer individual appointments.
|*Eating Disorders we treat:|
|Adolescents 12-17 years||Adults ≥18 years|
|Binge Eating Disorder – Mild / Moderate / Severe||
Anorexia Nervosa – Mild / Moderate only
If you have been diagnosed with OSFED - Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder, we provide services in accordance with the most similar presentation.
Eating Behaviour Support Service (EBSS)
The GPH EBSS provides group psychological interventions for people with disordered eating behaviours. This is an indicated prevention service, aiming to slow or stop the progression of these behaviours into a diagnosable eating disorder. We have groups specific to both adolescents and adults.
If you are unsure if our service is right for you, please call 1800 228 987
Please note - The EBSS is planned to commence towards the middle of the year. More information will be made available closer to then.
HOW TO ACCESS
Self-referral or Family / Carer referral
To refer yourself or a family member, or to make a referral as a carer of someone with disordered eating, or if you wish to access our services as a full fee paying client, please contact our intake team on 1800 228 987
Medical Practitioner, Allied Health Professional or Service Organisation referral
Please complete one of the following referral forms and fax it to 02 4226 6489.
Medical Practitioner referral - Adolescent
For general practitioners or specialist medical practitioners wanting to refer a patient aged 12 to 17 years
Medical Practitioner referral – Adult
For general practitioners or specialist medical practitioners wanting to refer a patient aged 18 and over.
A completed GPH EDS Registration Form must also be brought with you to your first appointment.
If you are unable to complete this form prior to your first appointment, our reception has copies for you to fill out in the waiting room.
Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to do this.
|Dietitian||Patient Cost||MBS Rebate||Out of pocket|
|Initial appointment with an eligible care plan 50-60 minutes||$103.80||$53.80||$50|
|Review appointment with an eligible care plan 20-30 minutes||$78.80||$53.80||$25|
|Initial appointment private patient without a care plan 50-60 minutes||$100||nil||$100|
|Review appointment private patient without a care plan 20-30 minutes||$80||nil||$80|
|Psychologist||Patient Cost||MBS Rebate||Out of pocket|
|Initial appointment with an eligible care plan 80-90 minutes||$136.15||$86.15||$50|
|Review appointment with an eligible care plan 50-60 minutes||$111.15||$86.15||$25|
|Initial appointment private patient without a care plan 80-90 minutes||$135||nil||$135|
|Review appointment private patient without a care plan 50-60 minutes||$110||nil||$110|
PO Box 513
Bega NSW 2550
Phone - 02 6494 8800
Fax - 02 6494 8855
Suite 1, Ground Floor
336 Keira St
Wollongong NSW 2500
PO Box 1198
Wollongong NSW 2500
Phone - 02 4220 7600
Fax - 02 4226 6489