WHAT TO EXPECT DURING THE COMPLEMENTARY CONSULTATION
Once you schedule your complimentary consultation you will receive a confirmation email. If you choose a virtual consult, you’ll be sent a follow up email with a link to access the appointment. Our Registered Dietitian Nutritionist will also send a follow-up email with additional information.
The virtual or phone consultation lasts between 15 and 25 minutes. Our Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Cary Fardal, will start the conversation by giving you a brief background on her career and experience. Then She will share why HealthyU Nutrition was started as a Non-Profit organization and our mission to give back to the community.
We save most of our time talking about what you’re looking for from a Registered Dietitian (RDN) and your health and wellness goals. Cary may ask some questions to better understand your needs. Feel free to ask any questions you have at this time, or as they come up throughout the conversation.
If we decide to move forward and schedule a first appointment, we’ll go over the next steps. We have both office and virtual appointments available. Our office appointments are held at a small boutique gym in Happy Valley, Oregon. Our virtual appointments are conducted through a HIPAA approved secure web-based health portal called Healthie.
All our intake forms and standard HIPAA required forms are electronic and stored on our health portal. You’ll receive an email to create an account and complete the forms. If you have one of the health insurance plans we accept, you will share that information as you set up your account. You will also receive an appointment confirmation through the health portal. If you are planning to use health insurance, please complete and submit the health insurance information form as soon as possible so we can verify coverage and avoid sending a bill to cover the cost of the service after the session. You can also verify coverage by reaching out to your health insurance provider. For a list of questions to ask your health insurance agent, click on the link below.
For out-of-pocket payments, you will be prompted to pay prior to the session starting. We do not offer packages, but charge on a per session basis. We offer reasonable rates per session which last between 30 and 75 minutes. We accept credit cards, HSA and Flexible Spending cards or we can provide a detailed invoice for flexible spending reimbursement.
WILL MY HEALTH INSURANCE COVER SEEING A REGISTERED DIETITIAN NUTRITIONIST IF I JUST WANT TO LOSE A LITTLE WEIGHT OR EAT HEALTHIER?
Some health insurance providers will cover nutrition services appointments to improve eating behaviors without having an underlying health condition. Nutrition services are often a part of the preventative services program your plan offers.
HOW CAN I USE MY HSA OR FLEXIBLE SPENDING?
If you have an HSA or Flexible Spending Debit or Credit Card, we can accept all forms of debit or credit card payments. Please let us know if you will need a detailed receipt for proof of service. We can also provide a detailed receipt or invoice for you to submit for reimbursement.
HOW MANY SESSIONS DO I NEED TO ACCOMPLISH MY GOALS? AM I OBLIGATED TO PURCHASE A MINIMUM NUMBER OF SESSIONS?
Everyone has different needs and goals. Some people only feel like they need 1 or 2 sessions to help them accomplish their goals. Others schedule sessions every 2-3 weeks for accountability, support, and guidance. Therefore, we do not require a minimum number of sessions to be purchased. We only charge on a per session basis. Our current rate range between $60 - $90 for sessions lasting between 30 to 75 minutes. For those using health insurance to cover all or part of your sessions, we can only bill on a per session basis. Appointments billed through health insurance can last longer than 75 minutes, depending on time available and your needs during the session