The Nutrition Services Department at CHKD offers individual nutrition counseling and assessment for children from birth to age 20.

Counseling and assessment provided for the following conditions using nutrition therapy:

    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
    • Physician signature (electronic or paper)
    • Diagnosis
    • Insurance information

    Referrals and authorizations should be faxed to (757) 668-9108.

    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.