Refer your patients with confidence.

Refer Your Patients With Confidence

Trusted by 600+ healthcare providers nationwide.

Medical professionals trust Culina Health to provide personalized, culturally-competent clinical nutrition support that leads to better patient health outcomes and quality of life. Our care is patient-centered, evidence-based, and covered by most insurance plans.

Trusted by 600+ physicians nationwide.

We’re in-network with most major insurance plans

Increasing access, improving outcomes.

Culina Health partners with healthcare providers to increase access to insurance-covered clinical nutrition sessions with hospital-trained registered dietitians. 90% of our patients are seeing a dietitian for the first time, and many come to us through provider referrals. We’re trusted by providers at 200+ medical practices nationwide, and have an exclusive partnership with CloseKnit BlueCross BlueShield. Our industry-leading partnership approach comprises:
  • Closing the loop on care
  • Easy-to-schedule telehealth sessions
  • Nutrition knowledge sharing
  • Availability on evenings and weekends
  • In-network for most insurance plans
  • High patient satisfaction

Who refers to Culina Health?

Primary care physicians

We work with primary care physicians to provide tailored nutrition care based on the physician’s findings and the patient’s lifestyle and circumstances. We help patients with general healthy eating, pre-diabetes and metabolic syndrome, eating disorders, weight loss, dyslipidemia, malnutrition, and weight gain.

Gastroenterologists

Our GI registered dietitians support patients with a range of GI conditions, including IBS, celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity, lactose intolerance and other food intolerances, GERD, SIBO, gastroparesis, NAFLD, and malnutrition. Through regular sessions, GI patients experience improvement in their digestive health issues and quality of life. 

Cardiologists

We guide patients to make heart-healthy food choices that manage risk factors associated with heart disease such as high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol levels, and obesity. Our comprehensive approach complements medical treatments and promotes long-term well-being. Our services are particularly valuable for patients with conditions like hypertension or hyperlipidemia, and those aiming to prevent cardiovascular issues. 

Weight Loss Specialists

We provide intensive lifestyle interventions for sustainable weight loss for patients on and off weight loss medication (including GLP-1 agonists), bariatric nutrition, and weight loss for patients with complex endocrine conditions, including PCOS, metabolic syndrome, and Hashimoto's thyroiditis.

Endocrinologists and Reproductive Endocrinologists

Our RDs and certified diabetes care and education specialists (CDCES) work with endocrinologists to help patients manage type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes with nutrition and lifestyle interventions. Our team provides diabetes education, intensive nutrition education, weight management education and motivational interviewing, and remote patient monitoring (RPM) for devices (scale, BG meter, BP monitor, ketone meter, CGM, etc.).

Obstetrician-gynecologists

We support a variety of reproductive health needs including fertility, managing hormonal balance, and ensuring a healthy pregnancy. We provide nutrition guidance to patients who are pregnant or trying to conceive on preconception nutrition, fertility optimization, and prenatal care, and provide nutrition support through complications like hyperemesis gravidarum, gestational diabetes, and preeclampsia.

We also work with:

Pediatric and Family Medicine Specialists

Mental and Behavioral Health Specialists

Dermatologists

Oncologists

Nephrologists

Sports Medicine Specialists

Insurance FAQs

Do you take insurance?

Yes! We're in-network with most major health insurance plans including Aetna, Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and United Healthcare. We verify insurance benefits on our end and inform patients of their coverage prior to their first appointment. A comprehensive list of insurance plans we accept can be found here.

How long does it take for patients to get into care?

Most patients schedule a session within 7-10 days of our first point of contact. Patients can see a dietitian as early as 2 days from the time of booking to allow for insurance verification. Telehealth appointments are available on weekdays, evenings, and weekends to accommodate a variety of schedules.

Do you coordinate care?

Yes! We share clinical care notes regularly, so our medical partners always know what's happening with their patient's nutrition counseling. Our registered dietitians are also available for real-time coordinated care and consultation as needed.


How often do your dietitians meet with a patient?


After their initial introductory session, most patients will schedule sessions weekly or bi-weekly. Our dietitians are also able to administer quick check-ins between sessions using the messaging feature on our HIPAA compliant app. 

What is the best way to refer a patient?

Fill out our referral form here or share our sign-up link with your patient. Your patient will have the opportunity to identify you as the referring physician when they sign up.

What health concerns and conditions do you treat?

We specialize in Sustainable Weight Loss Nutrition, Gastrointestinal and Digestive Health, Heart and Cardiovascular Health, Diabetes and Prediabetes, Hormone Health, General Healthy Eating and Wellness, among other areas of expertise. Because all our registered dietitians have experience working in hospital settings, we are uniquely prepared to support patients with chronic diseases and presenting with comorbidities and complex health conditions. 


What our patients say

"After 9 months of working with my dietitian, I am 25 pounds lighter and have kept it off."

I wanted to lose weight, but more importantly, I wanted to figure out what works for me to maintain it. About 9 months after working with my dietitian, I am 25 pounds lighter and have kept it off for about 4 months - a really impressive achievement for me! I am also more active and don't feel like I am dieting or "watching what I eat" - this is just my lifestyle. I've most valued having my RD as a partner in my health.

Marina L.

“After trying paleo, Whole30, and Noom without success, I’ve now lost over 15 pounds with my dietitian, and my heartburn has stopped.”

My dietitian helped me figure out things like eating intentions when traveling, pre-workout meals, how to address high cholesterol, and determining a supplement routine, among other things. The one quality I most appreciate is her encouragement, reminders to give myself grace when facing challenges, and celebrating successes even when small. I feel much happier and healthier.

Kevyn D.

“To date I’ve dropped my A1C from a 9 to a 5.4 (and lost almost 60 lbs in the process)!”

When I first met my dietitian, I was struggling to keep my sugar levels in check and making bad decisions despite my best intentions. Yes, she was able to create a program that matched my goals but, more importantly, she was able to integrate good nutrition into my existing lifestyle rather than changing it completely. Working with my dietitian has truly changed my attitude toward nutrition. 

Suzanne H.