Good nutrition is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. But even when you are trying to eat a healthy diet, it can be confusing trying to sort through all of the information available about nutrition and food choices. Your medical benefits through United Healthcare provide both resources and coverage for managing your health and wellness, nutrition and diet.
UHC Medical Benefits
All Cooperative members enrolled in the healthcare program have available to them 2 office visits per plan year with an in-network nutritionist or dietician covered at 100%. Additional visits may be covered if there is a medical condition present. See instructions or flyer below to learn how to get started today!
What is Nutritional Counseling?
Nutrition Counseling is a service provided by a Registered Dietitian. Registered Dietitians are nutrition providers who are licensed in the state of Ohio to offer guidance and support surrounding nutrition and overall health. During counseling sessions, you and your nutrition provider will be able to discuss food and meal planning, preparation, goal setting and lifestyle change including looking at your current behaviors around nutrition, exercise, sleep and managing stress. The role of the dietitian is to provide individualized counseling to support you in your nutrition journey by providing recommendations for dietary and lifestyle changes. Registered Dietitians are able to help you meet your goals by providing you with scientifically based information which allow you to make safe and sustainable change. This can help eliminate frustrations that may arise when trying to make diet and lifestyle changes on your own. If you have specific medical conditions, a registered dietitian can help you tailor your diet around your particular medical needs.
How to Locate Nutritional Services or Counselors
Finding a Physician, Counselor, Dietician, Medical Group, Clinic or Facility is quick and simple:
1. Have your primary care provider fax an order to one of the facilities listed below.
2. Call the scheduling number to make your first appointment.
Ohio State Wexner Medical Center
Nutritional Counseling for Children - Nationwide Children’s Hospital
For additional questions, contact Nurse Vickie, your UHC Nurse Liaison.
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