Nutrition Counseling Services at UPMC Passavant
At UPMC Passavant, registered dietitians are available to provide one-on-one counseling to adults with nutrition or nutrition-related health concerns.
Whether you're coping with a serious medical condition or looking for general nutrition education, our registered dietitians can guide you toward enhanced well-being.
Our nutrition services include:
- Diet and nutrition information on a variety of topics, including:
- Eating disorders
- Heart disease
- Weight management
- Medical nutrition therapy for conditions such as:
- Celiac disease
- Kidney disease
- High cholesterol
Your Nutrition Counseling Appointment
When you meet with a registered dietitian at UPMC Passavant, you will receive:
- An in-depth nutrition assessment
- Diet analysis
- Nutrition education
You will be asked to provide information about your:
- Eating habits
- Medications and/or supplements
- Current medical conditions
The dietitian will then work with you to develop a plan that addresses your health goals. In most cases, a follow-up appointment is suggested to implement your plan and review your progress.
Making an Appointment
To make an appointment with a nutrition expert, you need a referral in the form of a prescription stating "Medical Nutrition Therapy," as well as all of your diagnoses from your doctor.
Call your insurance provider to see if medical nutrition therapy is a covered benefit or if you need preauthorization before your visit. Out-of-pocket expenses can be discussed when scheduling an appointment.
To register for an appointment, call 412-748-6468.