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Nutrition Clinic Referral

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Medical Nutrition Therapy Referral


The Nutrition Division is staffed with licensed dietitians/nutritionists who specialize in nutrition care for children, pregnant women, and adults. 

 Examples of indications for nutrition visit:

 dotb  Inappropriate growth in children
 dotb  Overweight/obesity
 dotb  Diabetes or pre-diabetes
 dotb  Other- including client request for nutrition visit


Medical Nutrition Therapy Referral

  • Referrals can be made by patients, parents, medical providers, social workers, teachers and other professionals.
  • Patients or their parents must sign referrals.
  • If the medical care provider signature is not available, the name and contact number for the provider must be given.
  • Fill out the referral online or mail/fax to the address below:

Durham County Department of Public Health Nutrition Clinic

414 East Main Street

Durham NC, 27701

919-560-7837 (fax) 

  • After the nutrition visit, the nutritionist will send a summary of the nutrition encounter to the referring provider.
  • Follow-up nutrition visits will be scheduled as needed.
  • Fees for nutrition services are based on a sliding scale fee. Medicaid, Medicare Part B, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna and other insurances are billed when nutrition counselling is a covered benefit.