Does insurance cover nutrition counseling? Michelle is in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, and Lauren is in-network with BCBS, Cigna and United HealthCare. We are out-of-network providers for all other insurance companies. Some insurance companies will cover out-of-network services, and we can provide you with a super bill for reimbursement.
Is outpatient treatment the right level of care for me? Outpatient treatment usually involves meeting with a therapist 1-2 times a week, a dietitian once a week, a physician regularly, and sometimes a psychiatrist. If you are unsure of the appropriate level of care, I suggest that you schedule an initial assessment with a therapist and/or a dietitian. During this session you can discuss which level of care is recommended.
Should I see a therapist or a dietitian first? There is no right or wrong path. Getting started is often the most difficult and yet most important step. Usually once you meet with your first practitioner, he/she will provide referrals as needed.
How long will this process take? Unfortunately, there is no set time frame for treatment. The length of time required may be impacted by the initial severity and/or length of time struggling before treatment, the level of motivating factors for change, the presence of dual diagnoses, the level of support received from family and friends, etc.