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Useful Information About Appointments

Consulting Hours
Making Appointments
Email Appoinment Form
home Visits
Cancellation or Rescheduling
Last appointment of the Day
Online Consultations
Rebates from Private Health Funds
Professional Fees
What to expect
What to bring
Location and Map
Public Transport
Car Parking
Child Minding

Appointment Consulting Hours

Monday to Friday - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

To Make an Appointment

Afternoon, evening and Saturday appointments fill up fast. If you are available during the day there are more time slots available.

If your need is urgent, it is recommended that you telephone, so you can be seen as soon as possible, and register with our cancellation call-up service:

Telephone: (02) 9968 1103

Give a brief description of your present problem when you call. Vivien keeps
appointment calls brief. If you have queries when you phone, then Vivien may
have to call you back.

Do you have a gift voucher? Let Vivien know at booking time. Thank You!

Email Appointment Form

If you wish to make an appointment by email please fill in the following values and send to Vivien for confirmation:

Your First Name  
Your Surname  
Your Address  
Your Email  
Work Telephone  
Home Telephone  
Mobile Telephone  
Would you like to register
for the cancellation call-up
 Yes No
Time preferred
for appointment
First choice of day  
Second choice of day  
Brief Description of present
Health concern; including
duration of problem
  After submitting this form you will be taken to a new screen acknowleding your appointment request. Please click on your browser's back button to return to this site.

Home Visits

Yes, Vivien does make home visits to those that are housebound, usually they are morning appointments. Let Vivien know the circumstances on the phone or by email.

Cancellation or Rescheduling of Appointments

Sometimes unavoidable, however, standard 24 hours notice is needed. Cancellation or rescheduling fee policy is 50% scheduled fee for less than 24 hours notice. Missed appointments are 100% of scheduled fee.

Last Appointment of the Day

Last appointment is 5.30 to 6pm Monday to Friday, or 1.30 to 2pm
on Saturday.

Online Consultations

Online naturopathic consultations are contrary to the Code of Ethics of Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS) refer www.atms.com.au.

Rebates from Private Health Funds

Vivien Bowman is a registered provider with all private health funds having ‘ATMS direct’ status, and fully registered with all supplementary Australian Traditional Medicine Society health funds.

Rebates from most health funds are GST free.

Please check that your fund cover includes the service you require, and that you are eligible to claim if waiting times apply. Many funds have additional provider numbers which Vivien needs to record on your receipt, so she needs to know which private health fund you subscribe to.

Professional Fees (May 2004)

Payments to be made at end of consultation. Receipts are issued.

Payment methods accepted: Cash, Cheques, Mastercard, Visa, Bankcard
and EFTPOS for payments of $20.00 or more

Standard rates for Individual Naturopathic Session
  • Initial consultation $120.00 for 1½ hours
  • Follow-up consult $90.00 for 1 hour
  • Mini consult $55.00 for ½ hour
  • Long consultation $140.00 for 2 hours

Standard rates for Consult Massage

  • 1 hour $90.00
  • 1½ hours $120.00
  • ½ hour $55.00

Lymphatic Drainage Consult Massage

  • 1½ hours $130.00
  • 2 hours $175.00

Treatments with FSM, CHA or CEDS are additional.
Tests are additional, whether provided in house or externally.
Products recommended during treatment are charged at suppliers recommended retail prices and include GST.

Treatments & Tests

  • CEDS, CHA & FSM $35.00 per 0.25 hour
  • All in-house tests $35.00
  • External tests RRP

    Your First Visit - What to Expect:

Made your appointment, checked out the location, what happens next ?

Prior to the initial visit for naturopathic or start of wellthwise program, it is preferred that you complete the on-line health assessment form about 2 days before your visit. The questionnaire log-on details are sent out to you via email after your appointment is confirmed. Allow 1 hour for completion of online questionnaire please - you can view the results on-line after the form is completed.

If you do not have email or internet access prior to the visit, then a detailed case history is taken, usually about ½ to ¾ hour and for this Vivien may ask many questions about your overall health, your occupation, sports, hobbies and exercise, diet etc. Vivien will focus on the areas of your concern, and if appropriate, make some further checks (eg your blood pressure, pulse, range of motion, iris analysis etc).

Then she will discuss the findings with you and outline a recommended treatment plan which is tailor made for you, and takes into consideration any personal restrictions, and fits in with your lifestyle.

Confidentiality is assured by the ATMS Code of Ethics.

For massage appointments Vivien takes a shortened case history, again so she can work out the best therapy for your priority problem areas, and to check there are no contra-indications to massage.

What to bring ?

If you have any recent blood tests results, X-rays or reports from specialists or chiropractors that you think are relevant, please bring them along.

It is helpful if you make a list of your present medications – writing down the strength and dosage of the prescription from the bottles. If you take any over-the-counter medication please list that also.

If you take supplements, and you are not sure what you should continue to take, then it is best to bring them with you, so vivien can check the ingredients.

Bring your questions, any observations or notes you may have made that you want to know about. Finally, it is recommended that you wear comfortable clothing and park the car in a 3 hour zone. (carparks timelimits - Mosman Cache closes at 8pm, Bridgepoint at 1am and Vista Street is open 24 hours)

Getting There:

Mosman Naturopathic Practice
Suite 1E 1 Spit Road Mosman 2088
Phone (02) 9968 1103
Fax (02) 9968 2251
Email vivien@wellthwise.com

Located at the junction of Spit Road and Military Road (called Spit Junction) at Mosman, this major 3-way intersection links Sydney’s Lower North Shore and the Sydney CBD to Manly and the Northern Beaches of Sydney, with the Mosman Bay Ferries and foreshores of Taronga Park Zoo.

Public Transport - Section 09

Buses stop directly outside the front door, on Spit Road
  • Sydney city and Lower North Shore, (at front door)
  • Manly and Northern Beaches bus routes (Section 09) are on west side of Spit Road
  • Mosman Ferries and Taronga Zoo and Wharf buses stops are just 70 steps away around the corner on Military Road opposite the Mosman Council Chambers.
  • Timetable infoline is 131500, web www.131500.com.au

Free Car Parking

Car parking close to Mosman Naturopathic Practice.

Public Car parks – symbols on schematic map above

P1 Bridgepoint, entry via Ourimbah Road and Brady Street. 2 hour-street level, 3 hours-lower level.
Bridgepoint car park closes 1am

P2 Mosman Cache Car park, entry via Clifford St or off Military Road alongside Fire Station. 3 hours.
Mosman Cache car park closes 8pm

P3 Mosman Council Chambers (rear) entry via The
Crescent & Myahgah Rd. open un metered car park

P4 Vista Street – 1, 2 or 4 hours–check time each level
Vista Street car park is open 24/7

P5 Cinema Car park 2 hour

Street Parking in Clifford Street–3 hour parking, un metered.

Need more detail on parking? click on www.mosman.nsw.gov.au

Occasional Child Care Facilities

If you are seeking treatment for young children and yourself, Vivien will attend to them first. It is recommended that you come with a friend who can then concentrate on their young needs.

If you are seeking treatment for yourself only, it is best to make separate arrangements for children so you are not distracted.

To gain the maximum benefit from the services, mothers need to be able to relax and focus - just on you –TOFU– Time Out For YOU – if possible, as your health needs are of prime importance to the whole family.

Check out the Local Occasional Child Care facilities listed under Community Services – Children, at http://www.mosman.nsw.gov.au/council/policiesforms.html#forms

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