The title, “Dietitian” is protected by law. CORU is Ireland’s multi-profession health regulator with whom Dietitians must be registered to use the title. INDI is the professional organisation for Dietitians in Ireland. At Spectrum Health, all of our Dietitians will have completed a degree or master’s degree in Dietetics and are registered with CORU, as well as with INDI. They perform continuous professional development, as well as upholding their professional standards as laid down by INDI and Spectrum Health.
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. Dietitians can clinically provide all the services that a Nutritionist can, but their scope of practice encompasses medically managed weight loss and the treatment of many medical conditions.
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. This is why it is important to be careful when choosing a Nutritionist.
At Spectrum Health, we require that all of our Nutritionists have completed, at a minimum, a degree or a master’s degree in Nutrition and are registered with or are in the process of registrations with a professional society and perform continuous professional development. Nutritionists are trained to promote health primarily in the community, but they also commonly work in laboratories, food manufacturing, private clinics, sports clubs and gyms, promoting health and healthy living through diet and nutrition.
At Spectrum Health, each of our Dietitians and Nutritionists have completed extensive education and training in the field of nutrition so no matter which you choose, you can rest assured that they have your best interests and health at heart.
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 (you will need to check your individual policy to determine your cover). 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.