Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) are nationally-recognized food and nutrition experts who are uniquely qualified to provide medical nutrition therapy for specific disease conditions and general nutrition counseling for optimal health. Only an RDN is accredited and recognized by the US Government to provide nutrition services that are eligible for insurance reimbursement under the current health care laws. For more information refer to the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
Culina Health is in-network with Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Cigna. However, many PPO plans offer out-of-network benefits that may reimburse you for nutrition counseling from a Registered Dietitian of your choice even if you do not have Aetna, Blue Cross, or Cigna. Coverage and reimbursement will depend on several factors including your specific plan benefits, medical diagnosis, and if your nutrition counseling session is in-person or via video chat.
If you are using insurance to pay for your visit, please note that our office will contact your insurance company about benefits, eligibility, payment, and fees for nutrition counseling, but we also recommend you contact them as well. Your insurance is a contract between you and your insurance carrier and does not guarantee payment for nutrition services. Our office advocates for your coverage and submits claims on your behalf, but it is ultimately your insurance company's decision if you are covered. If you have any questions regarding your insurance coverage, please direct them to your insurance representative and our billing staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health and Wellness Coaches are credentialed health, fitness, and mental health professionals (including dietitians, physical therapists, nurses, physicians, and behavioral health therapists) who combine evidence-based approaches for behavior change with their expert knowledge to assist their patients/clients to manage medical conditions and optimize all areas of well-being (physical activity, nutrition, weight, stress, and life satisfaction).
Health and Wellness coaches are trained practitioners of coaching psychology, which integrates the theories of positive psychology (the scientific study of happiness and well-being) into evidence-based methods for facilitating behavior change. For more information visit the International Consortium for Health & Wellness Coaching.
At Culina Health, we know that making lasting change takes more than just eating less and moving more. It can be a long and challenging journey that requires lots of support, resources, and a holistic approach that addresses both nutrition and lifestyle factors.
At Culina Health, you get more than what you would get from a typical visit with a nutritionist.
- Customized nutrition, and lifestyle plan, with our favorite products and services to help you reach your goals
- Between session support via safe and secure messaging and email
- Mobile health app (access to your goals, session notes, handouts) all online
- 20% discount on medical quality supplements and our ebooks and courses.
- Comprehensive recommended nutrition labs and personalized supplement routine
- Virtual sessions available for convenience when you need it
- Easily book and reschedule appointments online
- Insurance made easy, we check your benefits, submit claims, and follow up on denials on your behalf.
Yes! We offer video sessions through a HIPPA compliant software so your sessions remain safe and secure.
As part of your membership, our office checks your insurance benefits for you. We handle everything from submitting in-network and out-of-network claims, to advocating on your behalf if a claim gets denied.
In the event that you are unable to keep an appointment, you must notify your nutritionist or our office at least 48-business hours in advance of your appointment so we can offer your appointment slot to someone else. If such advance notice is not received, you will be financially responsible for the session you missed. Please note that insurance companies do not reimburse for missed sessions and you will be charged a cancellation fee of $75.00 if you cancel less than 48-business hours to your session. There is flexibility for emergencies.