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Are nutritionists covered by health insurance?

Nutrition counseling can be a critical component of good health care, especially for people recently diagnosed with diabetes or high cholesterol who need to adhere to a specific diet. People also meet with nutritionists for help developing a healthy vegetarian or vegan diet, developing an eating plan to lose weight or gain muscle, or improving their sports performance by changing their diet. Nutritionists may be covered by health insurance depending on your reason for meeting with them. Nutrition counseling is more likely to be covered if it is part of a doctor-prescribed treatment for a particular medical condition, such as diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure or coronary heart disease. For example, Medicare covers medical nutrition therapy services only for people diagnosed with diabetes or kidney disease, as long as they get a referral from their doctor. Also, insurance providers more often cover nutrition visits if the patient has been referred to a registered dietitian within the carrier’s network of providers. Insurance plans vary greatly, so research your benefits before visiting a nutritionist.

How much does a nutritionist cost?

A nutritionist provides expertise and guidance to help clients with all diet-related health matters, including losing weight, gaining muscle, improving their sports performance, and managing diabetes or high cholesterol. Nutritionists can help people learn to follow special diets in a healthy way, such as becoming vegetarian or vegan or developing a low-sodium or gluten-free eating plan. The average national cost of a nutritionist is $60 to $100. Nutritionists often require an initial consultation with a new client, during which they’ll take a medical history, assess the client’s nutritional needs, and determine the best course of action; this first meeting usually averages $100-$120 for a 45-minute to 90-minute consultation. Subsequent nutritional counseling sessions generally cost less, ranging from an average of $45 for a half-hour session to $60-$90 for a one-hour session. Like many professional service providers, nutritionists may offer discounts through package pricing. For instance, a one-month package with two sessions and email support costs an average of $190; a three-month package with three sessions and email support costs an average of $360; and a six-month package with six sessions and email support costs an average of $540.  

Reviews for Washington nutritionists
Thumbtack Customer
June has done an excellent job of creating a customized plan to meet my nutrition and health needs. Her insight and advice have been very helpful throughout my journey to eating healthier and becoming more fit. She is very knowledgeable not only about creating a healthier lifestyle but also on maintaining a work/life balance. I am very pleased thus far with her coaching and would definitely recommend her to people who are tired of fad dieting and truly want to make fundamental lifestyle and nutritional changes.
Coach June WebbCoach June Webb
Asha M.
Jake is fantastic to work with! He pays attention to what you're saying and listens to what you need. He has a great sense of humor which makes it so much easier to work on nutrition. He is very knowledgeable about nutrition and fitness. I also appreciate that he takes time to figure out a fitness routine that works for your schedule and lifestyle. I travel a lot for work and he gave me fantastic workout tips that I can use literally anywhere whether there is a hotel gym or not. It's also easy to tell that he is invested in transforming lives. Helping people achieve goals but also live their best lives. Thank you, Jake!
Body UpgradeBody Upgrade
Sonya A.
My experience with Marija was phenomenal, I was looking for someone to help me navigate through how to make better nutritional choices, lose weight the healthy way and change my approach to food. She not only helped with that but also incorporated other aspects of my life that were affecting my health. A true life coach who’s approachable, realistic and relates to every day struggles. She comes highly recommend if you are looking to make positive changes in your life
Marija Vujcic-PariettiMarija Vujcic-Parietti
Thumbtack Customer
Jim was a great in incorporating my weight lift training in my half marathon schedule and to guide the whole process with some nutrition advice. Now we move on to my next goal a triathlon, while still aiming for my weight gain goals. Jim is very detailed and the apps he uses help me keep track of my schedules on my mobile. I like working with him and the approach he is using, which is a more healthy and reasonable approach different to some supplement selling trainers out there.
Evolved AthletixEvolved Athletix
Aashti A.
I had the toughest time losing weight or getting the will to get up and work out. Working with Brian Parana was the best decision I made for myself and my body. I worked with him for a 12 week momentum challenge where I lost 10lbs in 10 weeks. We had our plateau times but Brian gave me the force to break barriers. I am a transformed individual after 12 weeks. I choose to workout and take care of my body. My lifestyle choices are healthier and I workout 4-5 days a week versus earlier when I used to spend 2 hrs in the gym a week. Brian is also a great support in terms of encouraging and motivating me to work towards my goal and he makes me continue working on it. What I loved most was there were no wonky diets -- in fact I ate more and my body started to sculpt itself. I decide and account for everything that goes into my body and that is such an empowering feeling. Apart from that, he is so responsive. If he says he will get back to you, expect to hear back in the next 30 mins or so. He is friendly, encouraging, values your time and works around your schedule. One of the best part about his challenge and regime is --- accountability and support which lack in most transformation journey and I have so much to thank you for it. I would choose to work with Brian in the future again and if you are looking for a nutritional overview and lifestyle change, Brian will give you a great run for your money :)
Brian Parana Health & Nutrition Specialist🥦💪Brian Parana Health & Nutrition Specialist🥦💪
Lanita W.
I started my journey with Laila in July 2020. I was the heaviest I have ever been, and it seemed like I had run out of options losing weight on my own. My biggest hurdle was not that I didn’t know what I should be doing but with the stress of a busy schedule and the mental toll of working as a nurse during the pandemic I could not execute the plan by myself. I had gained too much weight to do it myself and I honestly did not believe it was possible to lose. After having a discussion with Laila, she was so passionate about her work and already seemed really interested in helping me with my goals and letting me know they were attainable. At first, I was not a believer, but I followed everything Laila said. And slowly but surely the weight started to come off. Knowing that I had someone who was so supportive but also someone who would hold me accountable I knew I could not disappoint her and somewhere in the trusting process it became about not disappointing myself. I had some plateaus due to not having a gallbladder, but Laila came up with some solutions and my weight loss really took off after that. Never had anyone explained to me that weight loss is harder without a gallbladder, so it brought some relief to me as well. It is now the end of 2020, and I have lost 27lbs and 30 inches! I have dropped almost two sizes and what is the most reassuring is that everyone around me has noticed that my hard work has paid off! I credit Laila 100%. She never doubted me even when I didn’t believe in myself and she not only was concerned about what I was eating but also my exercise intensity. Laila’s nutritional plan never seemed unrealistic I just had to stop and think before I put food in my mouth and prepared food. Laila walks her clients through every step of the way adding something new each week, so I never felt overwhelmed. And now this is a lifestyle change not just a diet. I have never felt better physically and mentally. I am so grateful that she accepted me as a client, and I am continuing on my journey with her help. I would recommend Laila to anyone struggling with weight loss who feels they have run out of options and are unsure how to move forward. I am a witness that you CAN do it no matter how much you have to lose! L. Williams
Nutrition Coaching by LailaNutrition Coaching by Laila
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