Diet and nutrition cover to nourish your health

With benefits for dietitian and nutritionist visits, HBF extras cover can help you feel your best.

Why your diet and nutrition matters

Getting your diet and nutrition right can help you feel more energised, maintain a healthy weight, perform at your best, and reduce your risk of future health problems.1

But what does ‘eating right’ mean for you? Who can you trust to help you on your way to better health? That’s where the experts come in.

Nutritionists and dietitians can give you expert advice on healthy food choices and the relationship between your body, your diet and your health.

HBF extras can pay benefits towards consultations with an approved dietitian or nutritionist.

What can a dietitian or nutritionist do for you?

Both nutritionists and dietitians can advise you on healthy food choices that may help with things like:

  • Improving energy levels
  • Weight management
  • Children’s nutrition
  • Healthy eating within different dietary patterns (eg vegetarian/vegan)
  • Preventing some health problems
  • Overall vitality and wellbeing

Dietitians have additional qualifications and can give you personalised dietary advice that may help you manage health conditions such as:

  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Obesity
  • Food allergies and intolerances

A dietitian can also provide nutritional support for things like:

  • Pregnancy
  • Sports performance
  • Introducing solids to babies
  • Managing toddler food aversions

How much will I get back?

How does it work?

  1. Sign up online

    Once you have picked an extras product that provides the right level of dietetics and nutrition cover for you, you can sign up online in just a few minutes or contact us.

  2. Serve any applicable waiting periods

    If you are new to private health insurance, you may need to serve waiting periods. If you are changing your level of cover or switching from another fund, waiting periods may apply so please contact us before starting treatment.

  3. Check your benefits and limits

    You can check your dietetics and nutrition benefits and annual limit by logging into the HBF app or myHBF. You can see your annual limits at any time, but you will need a service quote from your provider to complete a benefit quote.

  4. Book an appointment

    You can book an appointment with any dietitian or nutritionist that is an approved provider with HBF. To see if your provider is covered, call us on 133 423.

Frequently asked questions

How much can I get back?

This will depend on the level of cover you have. After you get a treatment plan from your dietitian or nutritionist with the item numbers to be provided, give us a call on 133 423 to complete a benefit quote so you know exactly what benefits you are entitled to. Please note that waiting periods and annual limits may apply.

How do I submit a claim?

Most providers give you the option to claim electronically via various participating systems. To do this, simply swipe your HBF member card when you pay and HBF will pay the provider on-the-spot. All you will need to pay is the ’gap’; this is the difference between what your dietitian or nutritionist charges and the benefit that HBF pays on your behalf.

Alternatively, you can pay the provider in full and submit your accounts and receipts to HBF by one of the following methods:

More ways HBF can support your nutrition

Eligible members on some hospital and extras covers may have access to a range of healthy living services including:

Health check

Support your healthy eating plan with a fully covered* health assessment designed to identify some early warning signs for chronic disease.

Health programs

Support for eligible members with conditions such as diabetes, osteoarthritis or heart disease.

Get in touch with HBF

We'll help you find our best cover that suits your needs.