FAQ

How should I prepare for my initial consultation?

After booking in for your initial appointment, an email confirmation will be sent out with a new client intake form – please ensure your complete this form at least 72 hours before your appointment so that Steven has ample time to review the form before your scheduled appointment.

Do I Need To Have Testing Done Before My Appointment?

If you have had any previous testing completed (e.g. blood tests), please upload these on your new client intake form, or email them to Steven directly at bookings@stevenjudge.com.au before your appointment.

If there are any tests missing that Steven requires to direct your treatment, he will write a referral for these tests at your initial appointment after reviewing your case.

If it has been more than 6-12 months since you have had blood testing completed, Steven will write a referral for comprehensive blood tests at your initial appointment after reviewing your case.

Why Consult With A Naturopath?

Clinical naturopaths are at the forefront of complementary medicine. Naturopathy is well established in the Australian health-care system and is safe to use in conjunction with conventional medicine.
An integrative, holistic, and client-centred approach to treatment is a core difference between naturopathy and mainstream medical care.
We are trained and qualified in clinical nutrition, medical herbalism, dietary and lifestyle recommendations, drawing on a blend of evidenced-based medicine and traditional knowledge to ensure a thorough, holistic approach. We also promote disease-prevention and optimal wellness
As a clinician my primary focus is on uncovering and treating the multiple underlying causes of illness, rather than simply masking symptoms

Treatments are highly individualised, as no one person presents with the exact same symptoms and medical history even if they have the same illness

We put the ‘care’ back in health-care: therapeutic partnership between practitioner and client is vital to the healing process

A safe and nurturing clinical space is provided for clients to explore sensitive health concerns in a confidential environment.

Are Naturopathic Consultations Covered By Medicare?

No, naturopathic consultations are not covered by medicare.

Private Health Rebates

As of April 2019, naturopathy has been excluded from private health insurance and clients can no longer receive rebates.

Due to enormous public protest, the government have announced a  $2 million review update program to determine which natural therapies are once again eligible to attract private health rebates

For now, there are unfortunately no rebates for naturopathy – I  highly suggest writing to the Health Minister to protest the stripping of rebates if you would like them back in-future

Payment Methods

All payments for consultations are made via the online booking system.

Pre-payment is required for all online bookings.

Missed Consultations & Late Cancellation Fees

Whilst it is understandable that things occur at the last minute, please ensure you provide at least 48 hours notice to reschedule your appointment, otherwise you will be charged a full cancellation fee

Schedule Of Fees

Appointment Types

  • Initial Consultation (60 min) – $250
  • Follow-Up Consultation (60 min) – $250 
  • Follow-Up Consultation (45 min) – $200 
  • Follow-Up Consultation (30 min) – $150 
  • Acute Consultation (15 min) – $100

International Clients (Outside of Australia)

  • Initial Consultation (60 min) – $300 (AUS)
  • Follow-Up Consultation(45 min) – $250 (AUS)
  • Follow-Up Consultation (30 min) – $200 (AUS)

Practitioner Mentoring

  • Mentoring Consultation (60 min) – $250