Medical nutrition therapy

December 5, 2014

Medical nutrition therapy gives you advice on eating the right foods to better manage your medical condition.

A registered dietitian or nutrition professional can give you:

  • An initial opinion on what you eat and your lifestyle
  • Advice on what foods to eat and how to follow a personal meal plan
  • How to manage certain lifestyle factors that affect your diet, such as exercise and stress
  • Follow-up visits to help you manage your diet
  • Who is covered: Anyone in need with a doctor’s prescription, which typically includes those who have diabetes, have kidney disease but are not on dialysis or have had a kidney transplant
  • How often it is covered: Once a year; 3 hours of therapy in the first year and 2 hours of follow-up services each year after that
  • Your cost: Free