Please send a referral that specifies a diagnosis and/or type of nutritional counseling desired.
If you are located on the BMC campus or at an associated community health center using Epic, the referral should be sent via Epic. Otherwise, the referral can be faxed to the BMC Referral Center at (617) 638-6756. Please do not hesitate to contact our clinic at (617) 638-7470 for assistance with the referral process.
Our office will contact the patient upon receipt of the referral in order to schedule an appointment.
Please note that while many health insurance plans cover or partially cover medical nutrition therapy some do not cover visits with a dietitian or will only cover visits for specific diagnoses. For instance, Medicare will only allow dietitian visits for diabetes or chronic renal insufficiency. Please have your patient contact his/her insurance company to learn details about their specific coverage.
If your patient does not have insurance, or if their insurance will not cover dietitian visits, they have the option to self pay at the time of the visit. Please direct the patient to contact Patient Financial Services at 725 Albany Street, Suite 3C (617) 414-5155 prior to their scheduled appointment for further details.