Medical Nutrition Therapy

Medical nutrition visits are offered for students with nutrition-related health concerns or conditions, including: 

  • Eating disorders and disordered eating
  • Elevated cholesterol and blood pressure 
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Diabetes or pre-diabetes
  • The UHS Nutrition Team is aligned with the Health at Every Size philosophy and promotes a weight-neutral approach to health. Our dietitians are open to discussing patients' weight-related concerns but will not prescribe weight-loss diets or meal plans. 

Medical nutrition appointments are offered via phone, video, or in person. To schedule an appointment via the eTang Patient Portal, select "Other Appointments," or call Social Services at (510) 642-6074 (leave a voicemail and your call will be returned promptly).

Initial sessions are 45 minutes. At your first visit, the RD will complete a detailed nutrition assessment, give recommendations, and work with you to create a plan that suits your needs. Follow-up sessions will be scheduled as needed. Follow-up visits are 15-30 minutes. You’ll check in about changes you’ve made, address any barriers or concerns, and update your plan. 

Students are often referred for medical nutrition therapy by medical or mental health care providers, but may also self-refer.

Cost: Insurance is billed for medical nutrition visits. Students with SHIP will have a $15 co-pay. Students without SHIP will receive an invoice for the full cost ($120 for the initial visit, and $70 follow-up) and may seek reimbursement from their insurance plan. See more about fees