If you are in communication with Own Health via electronic means, including e-mail, contact forms, Facebook, or Instagram, Own Health does not have full control over the transmission or storage of any personal information that you disclose. Participation in any form of electronic communication implies that you understand and accept that there is an inherent risk of disclosure or loss of personal information, for which Own Health cannot be held responsible.
24-hour Cancellation Policy Mikaela works on a scheduled appointment basis. Because your appointment time has been reserved especially for you, clients are required to give a minimum of 24 hours notice when cancelling an appointment, which can then be rescheduled at no extra charge. Any appointments that are cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will be billed 50% of the appointment rate.
Case Review Consultation Billing Policy It is required that case review consultations are pre-paid for during your initial consultation. This is to cover the cost of the many hours it takes for Mikaela to put together your individualised treatment protocol in preparation for your case review consultation.
Phone Consultation Billing Policy (Does not apply to in-clinic consultations) If you have scheduled a phone consultation, you will be emailed an invoice upon booking. Payment is to be made either by bank transfer or by online payment via your HealthKit account, and must be received by Own Health at least 3 business days prior to your consultation. Please contact Mikaela if you have any further questions regarding HealthKit or payment methods. No refunds will be given for cancelled appointments. Appointments can be rescheduled at no extra cost if at least 24 hours of notice is given. If the appointment is rescheduled within 24 hours of the original appointment time, a rescheduling fee of $65 will apply.
Medical Care Policy Naturopaths and nutritionists are not medical doctors. The services provided by Own Health should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical diagnosis or treatment, but are to be utilised as a complementary service to standard medical care. Mikaela endeavours to work alongside and in conjunction with your GP and/or specialist(s) in order to best help you on your journey towards optimal health. As an Own Health client, it is asked that you never delay seeking medical advice, disregard medical advice, or discontinue medical treatment without first consulting with your doctor. All supplements, dietary changes, exercise regimes, and lifestyle interventions recommended by Own Health should always be discussed with and approved by your doctor.
E-mail Correspondence Policy In order for you to receive a response to your e-mails in a timely manner, your question(s) should be brief, concise, and, ideally, answerable with a “yes” or “no.” Please limit your messages to: - Questions about a medication, supplement, or diagnostic test - Requests to refill a natural medication or supplement prescription - Responses to a question from Mikaela - Notes concerning scheduling, cancelling, or changing an appointment
If your questions or concerns are beyond the scope described above, and/or require more time and attention, Mikaela will notify you that she will answer your question(s) as an email correspondence consultation, for which you will be invoiced $60.
Pricing Policy The current consultation rates can be found on the Rates & Bookings page of this website. The Own Health e-mail newsletter will notify past and current clients if the rates are adjusted at any stage.
Practitioner-Initiated Rescheduling Policy In the event that Mikaela is unable to consult at your appointed time (e.g. if she has fallen ill), contact will be made with you as soon as possible, and your appointment will be rescheduled to another day and time that works for you.
Updates to Client Policies These policies will be updated from time to time. Please check back periodically to be made aware of any changes. The use of any and all Own Health services after the revised Client Policies have become effective indicates that you have read, understood and agreed to the current version of the Client Policies. The date of last revision can be found at the top of the page.