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 daily lifestyle are considered when the registered dietitian works with the client in designing a healthful eating plan.
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.
Services are available for:
- 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, please call 866-328-8389; Option #1 Medical Nutrition Therapy, Option #2 High Risk Pregnancy, Option #3 Breath’n Easy, Option #4 Diabetes Education.