FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What is a Registered Dietitian?
A: Registered Dietitian is a food and nutrition expert who has completed the academic requirements to qualify for the credential ‘RD.’ In addition to earning a minimum of a bachelor’s degree at an accredited college/university in nutrition science or related field, an RD must also complete an accredited, supervised practice program (dietetic internship) and then pass a rigorous national exam. To be a ‘nutritionist,’ there are no credentialing requirements. Individuals seeking nutrition coaching or medical nutrition therapy should be aware that anyone can call themselves a ‘nutritionist.’ without adequate education and licensure to do so. The scientific background and expertise of a Registered Dietitian cannot be matched.
Q: Where are you located?
A: We are conveniently located in downtown Beverly, Ma at 9 Dane St. Our building is on the corner of Dane and Knowlton Streets. Knowlton Street provides plenty of free, on-street parking.
Q: Do you accept health insurance?
A: Yes! We are contracted with BlueCross BlueShield, Harvard Pilgrim, United Health Care and Tufts Health Plan. Some out-of-network plans may cover nutrition services. However, every plan is different so make sure you review your benefits prior to booking (our new client forms contain a script that will walk you through a phone call with your insurance company to determine your benefits). If insurance does not cover nutrition counseling, we will provide a fully coded "superbill" for you to submit to your insurance company directly for possible reimbursement. Please contact our office directly if you have any questions - we're here to help!
Virtual nutrition counseling, MedGem, Meal Planning Packages, and NourishED Eating Disorder Recovery Support Programs are not covered by health insurance.
Q: Do you offer a sliding scale?
A: No, a sliding scale is not accepted.
Q: Can you make recommendations for other specialty providers such as therapist, psychiatrists or physicians should I need one?
A: Yes! We have lists of providers that we work closely with and would be happy to make recommendations for PCP's, therapists or other specialists once we meet.
Q: I forgot money for my copay. Can you bill me?
A: Yes. We can send an online invoice via SquareUp which will allow you to pay your bill safely and easily online. This balance must be paid prior to the start of our next session.
Q: What forms of payment are accepted?
A: Cash, check and all forms of credit are accepted at NourishRX. HSA, Flex Spending or Benefit cards are also accepted for copays and outstanding balances. Copays and outstanding balances are required to be paid in full at the start of the session.