Note: Accepting phone consultation appointments only, as of August 2012
Due to long term illness, Judy is not seeing patient families in person for the time being. Phone or Skype consults are available. The care process is the same. Many families find this more convenient, since nutrition visits can be lengthy, covering detail parents often don't wish to share with children. Children do not need to miss school to attend appointments. Be sure to include your local MD provider in your process when seeking nutrition care for your child. To schedule, click here.
NCFC does not bill insurance for nutrition visits or phone/skype consults. Each encounter includes a coded statement that you can submit to your insurance. Plans vary widely for payment on nutrition care. If your pediatrician supports your child's need for nutrition assessment and care, this may help your insurance claim; ask for a written referral and include it when you submit your claim. Payment is required at your visit and can be made with credit card or Health Savings Account cards. Imagine! Autism Program members may be eligible for nutrition services through NCFC. Families on Colorado Health Plus or Medicaid are offered a sliding scale. Proof of insurance is required.
Though nutrition care may trigger need for lab studies, lab tests are not required to begin care with NCFC. The need for lab studies is made on a case by case basis, and is best reviewed with your child's doctor. Lab fees are not included in visit/consult fees, and are paid directly to labs. Some lab tests may be billable to your insurance directly. NCFC can guide you on getting any needed lab work done with your pediatrician, your in-network MD, or through NCFC if necessary.
Initial nutrition assessment for new patients: $325
Just as is true when your child works with speech, behavior or physical therapists, nutrition care begins with a baseline assessment. All new patients must undergo nutrition assessment prior to initiating care. This 75 minute appointment reveals and prioritizes nutrition keys to your child's health and well being, and lays the foundation for effective care. It reviews your child's gestational history; growth history and current growth data; food intake data; medical and feeding history; psycho-social context for dietary changes; and prior lab work if any. Includes written consult note with detailed care plan steps and specific recommendations for foods and supplements. Expect at least two follow up visits after this initial assessment, for effective nutrition care.
Follow up visit for established patient, 1 hour: $150
"Nutrition care is a process, not a pill" - fixing all nutrition problems rarely happens in just the initial assessment consult. But, weekly consults (like speech, behavior, occupational, or other therapies) are not necessary. Expect to make at least two follow up visits to assure that your child's initial nutrition care plan can be adjusted and fine tuned. As children respond to nutrition care, changes in the care plan are necessary. Infants and children with more complex issues often need more monitoring and more time. Schedule nutrition care consults as often as you feel you need support.
Follow up visit for an established patient, 30 minutes: $85
Established patients can schedule a 30 minute time slot for follow up if preferred, when a just few questions need resolution. If time runs over 30 minutes, sessions are billed in 15 minute increments, as 45 minutes ($125) or 60 minutes ($150).