Who needs to see a Registered Dietitian?
Registered Dietitians are trained health professionals that help people of all ages and backgrounds achieve their personal health and wellness goals. Whether you are looking to improve the quality of your diet, embark on a weight loss program, build confidence in the kitchen, or adopt a gluten-free diet, Amanda can help design an individualized program that will work for you.
Why work with Amanda?
Amanda provides a client-centred, hands-on approach to learning with an emphasis on equipping families with the foods skills to prepare nourishing meals in real-time, featuring real food! Her passion for food is undeniably contagious and she is fully committed to making you fall head over heals in love with healthy living!
Do I need a referral from my doctor to see a Registered Dietitian?
No, a referral from a doctor is not necessary to see a Registered Dietitian (unless required for your third-party coverage). Some family physicians and/or other healthcare professionals may still choose to write you a referral to see a dietitian, which is perfectly fine. Self-referrals are also an option and are always welcome.
How does coverage work? Are dietitian services covered by OHIP or through workplace health insurance benefits?
Nutrition services are not covered by provincial health plans at this time. However, the services of a registered dietitian are covered by most Extended Health Benefit Plans. The coverage for each insurance company is slightly different; please check your plan to see what coverage is available for this type of service (i.e. dietitian coverage per session or per year). We do not direct bill to insurance companies but will provide you with a detailed receipt you can submit that includes the dietitian's practice licensing number, description of service, date of counselling session, and the consulting fee breakdown per hour.
If your plan does not cover the services of a Registered Dietitian, save your receipts and provide them to your accountant for a non-refundable tax credit from the government. In the province of Ontario, Registered Dietitians are classified as an "Authorized Medical Practitioner" as shown here
What are the payment options?
Payment in cheque, exact cash, or interac e-transfers is accepted. Payment is required up-front (or 2 installments) when purchasing a package; receipts will be provided for Extended Health Benefit Plan coverage.