Referral and Insurance Information
To be seen by a member of our team you will need a referral from your primary care physician (PCP) with a medical diagnosis.
If your PCP is located on the BMC campus or at an associated community health center using Epic, referrals to the Nutrition and Weight Management Center can be placed through Epic. Otherwise, referrals can be faxed to the BMC Referral Center at (617) 638-6756.
Our office will contact you upon receipt of the referral. Your health insurance may cover or partially cover medical nutrition therapy; however, some insurance plans do not cover visits with a dietitian or will only cover visits for patients with a specific diagnosis. Please contact your insurance company to learn details about your specific coverage.
Please do not hesitate to contact our clinic at (617) 638-7470 for assistance with the referral process.
Free Virtual Patient Orientation Session
For most weight management patients, the first appointment will be a virtual group class taught by one of the Registered Dietitians. The class will introduce eating strategies to help you make sustainable lifestyle changes. Following the virtual class, patients will meet with an obesity medicine specialist and dietitian individually to assess immediate and long-term nutrition needs and create an individualized plan. This plan will take into account any potential medical issues, as well as personal lifestyle choices. Subsequent appointments will be scheduled as needed to assess progress, provide support and additional counseling, or to modify the plan.