Services

Individual nutrition counseling sessions provide personal support as well as nutrition goals and treatment plans tailored to your individual needs and objectives.

During your initial consultation, we will talk about your concerns and what you hope to accomplish through nutrition counseling. We will discuss your medical history, eating patterns, beliefs about food and nutrition, and other background information that will be helpful to us in working together to create an overall plan and individual progress goals.

Policies

Payments

All payments are due at the time of service, in the form of cash or check (made out to Britta Leverkuhn).

If I will be billing your insurance provider directly, I will wait to collect payment from you until your insurance’s contribution has been determined. After this information is verified, you will be responsible for your copay at the time of service, as well as any amount not covered by your insurance. Please see the Insurance Policy for more information.

Clients not using insurance are responsible for the full fee at the time of service.

Phone Calls

You are welcome to call and leave a brief message at any point between sessions.

If a phone conversation approaches 15 minutes in length, I will let you know and you can choose to either continue the conversation during a scheduled session or be billed a pro-rated fee for the phone consultation.

Messages left on my voicemail are retrieved regularly and returned as soon as possible. However, I cannot offer emergency services. If you need more immediate attention, please call 911 or visit your nearest emergency room.

Cancellation Policy

Please note that I do have a 24-hour cancellation policy. The client will be billed in full for any no-show or cancellation within 24-hours of the pre-scheduled appointment. Insurance companies will not cover missed or cancelled appointments.

Insurance Policy

At this time, I am an in-network provider with Regence, Aetna, Premera, and First Choice Health Administrators. Many of these insurance companies have agreements with other insurance companies that allows me to be considered “in-network” with other companies (such as KPS, United, Group Health, etc), and I can help you look into what your coverage will be.

Because insurance plans and coverage vary, it is a good idea to call your insurance company before your first session and ask them the following questions:

  • Am I covered for nutrition counseling provided by a Registered Dietitian?
  • If so, how many visits am I entitled to?
  • What is my co-pay?
  • Do I require a physician referral?

For some insurance companies, a physician referral may improve the likelihood of coverage, although a physician referral does not guarantee coverage. Ultimately, your insurance plan is a contract between you and your insurance carrier, and you are fully responsible for any amount that they do not pay.

All payments are due at the time of service, including copays and estimated balances not covered by insurance once this amount has been determined.

Upon request, I will provide a detailed receipt that may be submitted to an insurance provider with whom I am not currently working or for flexible spending accounts.

Unpaid Accounts

Outstanding invoices left unpaid more than three months will be sent to collections and a $50.00 service charge will be added.

Primary Nutrition Specialties

  • Child Feeding Issues
  • Chronic Dieting
  • Compulsive Overeating
  • Disordered Eating Patterns
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Eating
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Weight Management for Adults & Children
  • Women’s Health Issues

Additional Specialties

  • Cardiovascular Nutrition
  • Chronic Health Issues
  • Diabetes and Insulin Resistance
  • General Nutrition

Rates

Initial Consultation
(50-60 minutes) – $120

Follow-up Consultations
(50 minutes) – $100

Short Follow-up Consultation
(30 minutes) – $60

Rates are discounted and only applicable if paid on date of service. If using insurance, initial sessions are $180, and follow-up sessions are $144.