Does insurance usually cover a consultation with a dietitian?

Insurance coverage will vary greatly depending on the insurance company and the specific plan. It is best to check with your insurance provider for the coverage details and to see if you have to select a dietitian from a pre-approved list. If coverage is denied, you can ask for a letter of necessity from your physician and dietitian to appeal the decision to deny coverage. Also, it may be covered under your pre-tax health care spending account.

Read more about when, why and how to see a dietitian.