FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where is Health Nest located?
We are located at 85 Elphin Road, Newstead in Launceston Tasmania. Our building is a weatherboard house on the corner of College Street and Elphin Road, which is opposite Scotch Oakburn Junior School. You will need to enter the building via Elphin Road.
What parking is available?
We have our own dedicated client parking area at the back of our building. You can enter the carpark off College Street. There is also off street parking at the front and side roads around us.
Does Health Nest provide home visits?
Yes. If you find it hard to come into therapy, we are able to come to you. Depending on where you live, there may be a travel cost. Please feel free to call and speak to us about this option.
What does it cost to attend Health Nest?
Initial assessments are $155. In terms of planning your day, plan to be with us for 30-60 minutes for your initial assessment. Followup appointments are $95. Additional costs apply if you require a more in-depth follow up appointment. If you require additional items, such as a cast, splint or spare bandages, these will be billed on top of your consultation fee.
Do you offer discounted therapy?
At Health Nest we offer a pensioner discount. This is a 10% discount off all consultations and consumables for any clients on a disability or aged pension. We also accept clients who are on an Enhanced Primary Care Plan (EPC). This is a care plan that is provided by your doctor. It allows you to claim back 5 of your therapy consultation though Medicare each year. The Medicare rebate is $52.95 per consultation. This plan is available to people who have complex or chronic conditions. If you are interested in this plan, you need to talk to your doctor.
Do I need a referral?
You do not need a referral to come and see us. The only time a referral is needed is when you are on an EPC care plan (see above), if you are claiming under Department of Veterans Affairs, or if you have a WorkCover claim.
Who will I see there?
When you are arrive at Health Nest you will be greeted by our client coordinator, Kirby. You may also on a Friday meet Lace, who helps at the front desk. Our therapists are Amy Geach, Yvette Ladner and Sarah Lyne. All our therapists are trained in treating the hand and wrist. They work closely together so you might meet more than one during one of your visits.