Frequently Asked Questions

Do you accept health insurance?

Healthier Tomorrows is not an in-network provider with any health insurance companies and we do not bill as an out-of-network provider. Payment for nutrition counseling sessions is due by cash, check, or credit card at the time of service unless alternative arrangements have been made.

However, many of our clients do receive reimbursement for the cost of their nutrition counseling directly from their health insurance provider by submitting a request for reimbursement to the insurance provider along with the documentation that we provide.

If you need additional information on whether your specific health insurance policy covers reimbursement for your visit to Healthier Tomorrows, please contact your health insurance provider directly.

How long are nutrition consultations? How often should I come for follow-up consultations?

Initial consultations are typically 60 minutes long, and follow-up consultations are usually scheduled for 30 or 60 minutes. Although we frequently recommend weekly follow-up consultations to assist with accountability and to keep you moving toward your goals, your health and wellness is always our first priority and we work to tailor our recommended treatment plan to your personal circumstances and nutrition needs.

Is a registered dietitian the same as a nutritionist, nutrition counselor, or nutrition coach?

No, a nutritionist, nutrition counselor, or nutrition coach is not the same as a registered dietitian, and we believe the distinction is important.

The "Registered Dietitian" credential is a legally protected title that can only be used by practitioners who are authorized by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Registered dietitians have fulfilled specific education and training requirements, including having earned at least a bachelor's degree, completed a 6-12 month supervised internship program, and passed a national registration examination. Registered dietitians are also required to satisfy continuing education requirements for recertification in order to ensure that they remain knowledgeable about current health and nutrition developments.

Unlike the registered dietitian credential, the requirements that must be met before someone can call him or herself a nutritionist, nutrition counselor, or nutrition coach are not universal and frequently vary from state to state. In some states, virtually anyone can call him or herself a nutritionist, nutrition counselor, or nutrition coach regardless of education or training.

Working with a registered dietitian is the best way to ensure that you are working with someone who has the knowledge, skills, and training to effectively assist you and help you reach your health and wellness goals.

Why should I see a registered dietitian? Can't I get nutrition information from my personal trainer, therapist, or chiropracter?

Unlike other service providers who may offer food and nutrition information, registered dietitians are specialists in food, nutrition, and health. They have satisfied significant formal education requirements and have also undergone a lengthy professional training process. We believe that these education and training requirements distinguish us from other service providers who may have completed an abbreviated food or nutrition certification or training program.

We also believe that registered dietitians have a greater understanding of the role that food and nutrition play in your health, and should be part of your comprehensive wellness team.

Will you work with my therapist, psychologist, or psychiatrist to coordinate my treatment program?

Yes! We strongly believe that the best treatment plans involve coordination among health care professionals, and we strive to work with all treatment team members to ensure that you always receive a coordinated, high level of care.

If your team is not yet complete, we can also provide referrals to other high quality health care professionals to assist you.

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