Step 1: If you have not checked your nutrition benefits, here are instructions on how to do that: https://nutritioninstincts.com/faq-san-diego-dietitian/
Please remember to take good notes on the call and record the reference number. Please send that info to firstname.lastname@example.org when it’s collected. Please note that you are responsible for any amount of your visit that is not covered by your insurance (copay, coinsurance or if they deny coverage completely). Seeing a dietitian who is in-network doesn’t always mean that your plan will cover your visits.
Step 2: Just like any other specialist in your HMO network, you will likely need prior authorization in order to see one of our providers. Please contact your PCP right away and request a prior authorization be sent to your medical group to work with a dietitian at Nutrition Instincts. If you aren’t in the San Diego area, your medical group might not grant approval. It doesn’t hurt to ask though! Especially if there aren’t any dietitians in their local network/group that specialize in what you need care for. They may also be able to connect you with specialists local to you.
– Here is a link for referring providers that will also help them complete the prior authorization form that they will be submitting: https://www.nutritioninstincts.com/refer
Step 3: We are often notified via fax when your prior authorization is approved but sometimes members hear first. If you receive notice in your online medical portal or via mail please let us know as soon as you can so we can get you on the schedule!
Step 4: Don’t hesitate to submit your application below. While it is your responsibility to check your insurance benefits, we do have staff available to support you with the process if needed.