Frequently asked questions
Does Cheryl treat children?
As a general rule no. Cheryl does not take on new cases regarding infants or children under 18 years of age. Her speciality and expertise is more suited to adults.
Do you treat cancer patients?
We do not take on client's who are currently in treatment with chemotherapy or in clinical trials. We do however see patients who are interested in preventative health advice and those who are in remission from cancer.
Do you offer concession or pension discounts?
Unfortunately, we do not offer concession or pensioner discounts on our practitioner services or supplements.
Do you have HICAPS / Health Fund Rebates?
No. We do not have HICAP facilities at our clinic.
Does your weight loss program involve injections?
No. Our Optimal Fat Loss Program does not use or recommend injections for the purposes of weight loss.
Can I order my own tests through the clinic?
No. Your Practitioner is best placed to decide if tests need to be undertaken. They need to assess and investigate presenting symptoms before deciding what if any appropriate testing may be required. Given the wide range of potential tests available, not to mention the cost of testing, there are many factors which need to be considered before tests are suggested for further investigation.
Are you open during COVID-19?
Yes. The clinic is open for Naturopathic consultations. This is subject to any government Lockdown Restrictions / Requirements. During any lock down, all consultations will move to either Telehealth (Video) or Telephone consultations only.
Please refer to our Contact Page for the most up to date information, including information about COVID Safe Settings for in clinic Face to Face Consultations.
Telehealth (video) and telephone remain an option for those who wish to not travel into the clinic.
How to Book a Consultation
Bookings can be made via our online booking page on this website or by calling the clinic on 9482 5135.
Consultation is strictly by appointment only. As we are not a retail store, our hours are subject to change without notice. For information about our reception hours, please visit our contact page.
Do you offer Health Fund Rebates on consultations?
There are no health fund rebates for our consultations.
Can I get general pathology tests at the clinic?
As part of a consultation, your Practitioner can order general pathology tests, depending on your presenting symptoms.
Does Cheryl see male patients?
Yes. Cheryl has many male patients. Whilst Cheryl specialises in women's health, she is happy to see male patients.
If I make an appointment, can you obtain copies of my Pathology / Diagnostic reports from other Practitioners?
No. This is your responsibility to obtain copies of these prior to your consultation. If you don't have a copy of your recent pathology results, you need to ask your GP for a copy of these to bring along to your consultation or email them to us prior.
I have some questions about your Optimal Fat Loss Weight Loss Program.
Please note: All of the information about the program and how it works for those who are considering undertaking the program themselves is contained on our Optimal Fat Loss website and in the Optimal Fat Loss Manual and Recipe Guide.
In addition to my initial consultation fee, how much should I allow for supplements?
Whilst not every patient will be prescribed supplements at their intial consultation, you should allow for an additional amount on top of your consultation fee. Whilst each person is different its hard to give an exact figure. As guide, this could range from $80 to $250. **The amount will vary depending on presenting condition.
Can I purchase Practitioner only supplements from you if I am not a patient?
No. Practitioner Only Products can only be purchased if you are patient of the clinic and have had a consultation where these products have been prescribed to you.