Program and Service Referral Limit Policy

Cockburn Healthcare referral limit

Referral limits have been introduced for particular free CHLS programs and services. These limits are implemented to ensure all clients have an equal opportunity to access and experience our programs and services.

The following programs and services have certain limits set that all CHLS clients need to be aware of.

  • Cockburn Healthy Lifestyle Service, Dietetic Consults: Currently have a 12-month access limit. Clients who are referred to this service will have access to 12 months of free dietetic consults from the date of their initial consultation. Review consults will be scheduled every 8 weeks. After 12 months, they will be discharged from the service. Should the client require additional dietetic support after 12months, the client may continue as a private patient, or they may be referred to Cockburn Curtin Clinics Dietetic service which is also free, alternatively they may discuss options of a chronic disease care plan with their GP to continue seeing one of the Dieticians at Hardy Nutrition Dietary Consulting at a rebated rate.
  • Cockburn Healthy Lifestyle Service, Exercise Consults: Currently have a 12-month referral limit. Upon referral all clients have access to 3 free individual exercise consults. Clients will be eligible to be re-referred to the service 12 months from their initial referral to the service. For example, if the client was referred to the service on March 16th, 2022 the client will be eligible for a re-referral to the service on March 16th, 2023.
  • Cockburn Healthy Lifestyle Service, Finding Fitness Coogee: This program has a 6-month access limit. Clients will not be eligible to access another Finding Fitness Coogee program for 6 months, from the last date of a program they attended. For example, if the clients last session of the program was on January 25th, the client will not be eligible to be referred to another Finding Fitness Coogee program until July 25th.
  • Cockburn Healthy Lifestyle Service, Finding Fitness Spearwood: This program has a 6-month access limit. Clients will not be eligible to access another Finding Fitness Spearwood program for 6 months, as of the last date of a program they attended.