Both Dietitians and Nutritionists undergo extensive education in the field of nutrition and are trusted experts when it comes to navigating the complex area of food and nutrition.
The title Dietitian is protected by law. CORU are the professional body with whom Dietitians must be registered. In short, you can rest assured that if you are seeing a Dietitian that they are registered, are undergoing ongoing training and will have your best interests at heart. Dietitians are trained to provide dietary advice for the treatment of diet-related diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, coeliac disease and more. They can be found in hospitals, as well as in the community promoting healthy living. At Spectrum Health, all of our Dietitians have completed a degree or masters degree in Dietetics and are registered with CORU.
Nutritionists are also experts when it comes to food, health and nutrition. The big difference between Dietitians and Nutritionists is that the term Nutritionist is not protected by law, so essentially anyone can call themselves a Nutritionist. For this reason, it is important to choose a Nutritionist who has undergone, at the minimum, a degree in the area of nutrition. Afterall – your health is your wealth. At Spectrum Health, we only work with Nutritionists who have completed a degree or master’s degree in Nutrition to ensure that they are trusted experts in the area of food, health and nutrition. You can be confident that when you are seeing a Nutritionist in a Spectrum Health clinic, that you will be receiving the best advice to suit your needs and your health. Nutritionists commonly work in private clinics, sports clubs and in large companies promoting health and healthy living.
Generally we can get you an appointment on the same day you contact us, or at least on the following business day.
Yes, our services are covered by all of the major health insurance providers; however it is important to check your plan to determine your cover.
You must pay after each appointment, unless you have made other arrangements with our Patient Services team beforehand. You will get a receipt at the end of each session which can be used for tax or health insurance companies. Please check on the payment methods accepted in each clinic.
Only those who are in 3rd level education with a valid student card can avail of our student discount price.
Those with a valid medical card may also avail of the medical card rate.
You must present your medical or student card on the day of consultation in order to avail of the discount.
Employees (and their families) of companies who have signed up to our preferred customer programme can avail of the Preferred Customer Discount.
Approved clubs who have signed up to our club programme can avail of the Club Discount.
Discounts cannot be awarded retrospectively.
You may return your purchase for a full credit of the purchase price if the items are returned within 30 days from the date of purchase. The items must be suitable for resale and in the original packaging.
Used items are non-returnable. Items that were purchased greater than 30 days but less than 60 days are returnable but subject to a 25% restocking fee. This fee is deducted from the credit issued to your credit card. Items purchased greater than 60 days are not refundable. Purchases of Medical devices, including but not limited to, Respiratory Care Devices, Prescription Orthotics, TENS and Muscle Stimulation Devices, Exercise Equipment and Home Diagnostic Equipment may be returned for a complete refund if the product is damaged or defective. Used products that are not defective and that are prescription devices (eg orthotics) or that go on the skin or touches the skin during normal use cannot be returned as they cannot be restocked for cross infection purposes.
If you wish to return an item, simply email customer service anytime and include the receipt number, item number, and quantity you wish to return. Within 2 days you will receive your Return Authorisation number as well as the return shipping address to ship the item. Write the Return Authorisation number on a prepaid shipping label and return the item to the location provided.
Exchanges Of Damaged Or Defective Items
Spectrum Health and The Physio Company can exchange items only if they are defective or damaged within 30 days of purchase. To exchange an item call (016799685) to notify us.