Many insurance companies cover all or most of the cost of in-person nutrition appointments with me. Some may cover telehealth or online visits (i.e. visits via secure, live internet video that are sometimes called virtual visits.)
To find out if your insurance will cover your visit:
Call the member services number that is located on the front or back of your insurance card. Ask all of the following questions:
A) Does your plan cover appointments with a registered dietitian? (You must use the words “registered dietitian” as our training is more extensive and therefore covered by many insurance plans.)
If no, please contact me about private pay options.
If yes, ask the following questions:
B) Will your plan cover the following types of appointments? (Ask about each one even if you are planning on only one type of appointment.)
a) In-person (face to face) visits
b) Telehealth appointments where we can see each other via live, secure internet
c) Telephone appointments
C) Is Lisa Garcia or Food Coach LLC included in your network? (If not, how can services be covered?)
D) Are there any limits on the number of visits? If yes, when does this limit reset?
Note: Some plans will give you different answers depending on what conditions you have. You may want to ask if this changes based on different health conditions.
E) Do you need a referral from your primary care provider (PCP)?
F) Is there a co-pay for your visit or any co-insurance due? What is it?
G) If there is a copay, does the amount change for a telehealth visit instead of an in person visit?
H) Do you need to meet a deductible before the insurance will pay for your visit? Does this change for a telehealth visit instead of an in person visit?
After getting these answers, if you have not already set up an appointment, please contact me.