WellSouth has four New Zealand Registered Dietitians on staff. Dietitians are part of WellSouth's long-term conditions team.
The team delivers its service across Otago and Southland, and provides information and support to GPs and practice nurses. In addition to one-on-one appointments, we also offer healthy lifestyle and other programmes to support people to better manage their own health and long term conditions.
Your GP or practice nurse refers you to see us. In these interactive and focused appointments, we work with you to set goals to improve your diet. The initial appointment is usually for one hour. There is no cost to you. Once you are familiar with the goals to improve your diet and you have had a chance to work on making lifestyle changes, we discharge you back to your practice for ongoing support.