appointments and policies
are nutrition services covered by insurance?
checking your insurance policy’s benefits:
*Please check and see if you have telehealth benefits in addition to MNT benefits. Things are rapidly changing due to COVID-19 and some insurance companies are changing policies.
We recommend you contact your insurance company to see what benefits your plan may have regarding Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) coverage. Your physician might have to write a referral, it will depend on your insurance company (but know the referral does not guarantee that nutrition therapy will be covered by your insurance company). Call the phone number for customer service which is usually located on the back of your insurance card. Ask if MNT is a covered benefits based upon your plan and diagnosis. The procedure codes we use for MNT are: 97802 (initial assessment) and 97803 (follow-up assessment). The diagnosis code used will depend on your situation.
initial appointment forms.
Initial forms are provided below to download for the first appointment.
Please print them out, complete them, and bring to the first appointment. Note privacy, confidentiality, and payment policies. Please contact me if you have any questions.
Download your initial appointment forms: appointment form
Nutrition Counseling 2020 Fees:
Initial session fee: $270
Follow-up session fee: $170 for 45 minutes, $130 for 30 minutes
Please note our fees do change every January.
January 2021 Fees will be: Initial session fee: $275 | Follow-up session fee: $175 for 45 minutes, $135 for 30 minutes
what happens with nutrition counseling?
Individual nutrition counseling is for clients who need one-on-one support to reach their nutrition goals. Sessions are always personalized for your situation. When appropriate, we may have a separate “parent” session for anyone with a child in eating disorder treatment, and we may also have family sessions.
We start with an initial nutrition assessment session, where one of our Eat With Knowledge dietitians will learn about you as a person and about your nutrition goals and expectations. If requested, we'll provide you with educational handouts, resources, and other materials to help learn more about various topics.
We typically see clients at least every other week when we are actively working together (we offer different appointment lengths/charges to be accommodating). We work with clients short-term and long-term. Many clients in recovery choose to see us for a while, but less frequently. We always suggest a session to end treatment (not a phone call or email to terminate), because we like to take an entire session to outline an effective relapse prevention plan.
If you are ready to get started, please click the button below to book your initial appointment.