Health Funds Covering CMA Nutrition Practitioners

Australian Health Management (AHM)

Australian Regional Health Group (ARHG) incorporating:

NB: ARHG funds only issue provider status for practitioners that hold specific nutrition qualifications.  Equivalency qualifications are not eligible for provider registration.

Download a full list of ARHG participating health funds.

Australian Unity

Medibank Private

NIB  incorporating:


* Grand united also provide rebates for eligible Ayurveda consultations.

These are currently the only private health funds that include policy cover for nutrition services provided by Nutritionists.  Some (other) health funds may include nutrition cover, however only when provided by a Dietician.  Check your insurance before attending a consultation with a Nutritionist, to ensure you are eligible for rebates.

Consultation Types Eligible for Health Fund Rebates


Although the above health funds provide cover for nutrition services, by a Nutritionist, where held face to face, not all will rebate consultations held via telehealth/phone or in a mobile capacity.  The below table outlines the type of consultation that your fund will approve a rebate claim.


  Face to Face Mobile Telehealth & Phone
AHM Yes No No
   > CUA Yes Yes Yes
   > HBF Yes Yes Yes
   > Health Partners Yes No No
   > Latrobe Health Services Yes No Yes
   > Mildura District HF Yes No No
   > Phoenix Health Fund Yes Yes Yes
   > St.Lukes Health Yes Yes Yes
   > Westfund Yes Yes Yes
Australian Unity Yes Yes Yes
Medibank Yes No No
Nib Yes Yes Yes


current as at 1/11/2022