CHKD's nutrition services department offers individual nutrition counseling and assessment for children from birth to age 25.
Conditions We Treat
- Weight management
- High cholesterol
- Failure to thrive
- Food allergies/intolerances
- Vegetarian diets
- Eating disorders
- Tube-feeding assessment
Insurance and Referral Information
You should get a referral from your doctor before setting up an appointment. Even if your insurance company does not usually require a referral, you should contact your insurance company to find out whether nutrition counseling is a covered benefit.
Referrals should include the following information:
- Patient name and age
- Parent/guardian name
- Contact phone number
- Referring physician
- Insurance information
Referrals and authorizations should be faxed to (757) 668-7179.
Check in for outpatient appointments is on the first floor in the main hospital. Appointment days and hours vary, but are generally offered Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Special arrangements for alternative appointment times is possible; call our office.
We offer in-depth information about insurance in our billing and insurance section.
Other Nutritional Resources
In addition to the health information found in CHKD's health library, there are websites that provide more information.
Nutrition Services Location