Medical Nutrition Therapy

Medical nutrition therapy is offered for students with nutrition-related health concerns or conditions, including:

  • Eating disorders and disordered eating
  • Underweight, overweight, and obesity
  • Elevated cholesterol and blood pressure
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Diabetes or pre-diabetes

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 full cost ($120 for initial visit, $70 follow-up) and may seek reimbursement from their insurance plan. See more about fees.

To make an appointment call (510) 642-2000, stop in to the Appointments Office on the first floor of the Tang Center, or book an appointment online.

Meet the UHS Nutrition Staff