Nutrition Counseling

The Community Health Services Department at Heritage Valley Health System offers outpatient medical nutrition therapy, including individualized nutritional counseling. Each client’s medical history, eating habits and lifestyle is considered when the registered dietitian works with the client in designing a healthful eating plan that fits into their usual daily living.

You must obtain a written prescription from your physician with your diagnosis or nutrition concern. Schedule an appointment in advance. (Daytime, evening and Saturday hours are available). After each visit, a brief summary of your appointment is sent to your referring physician. Follow-up visits are scheduled as needed and/or requested by you or your physician.


  • Diabetes
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
  • Nutrition therapy for hypertension and high blood cholesterol
  • Swallowing/chewing difficulties
  • Behavior modification
  • Nutrition evaluation
  • Weight control


Before your appointment, be sure to get the appropriate referral from your primary care physician. Your insurance provider will be billed, and you will be responsible for the balance of payment. If you have diabetes and private insurance in Pennsylvania, the insurer is required in most cases to cover medical nutrition therapy if prescribed by your physician.

To schedule an appointment, call 866.328.8389 or 412.777.6205 (Heritage Valley Kennedy).