Frequently Asked Questions

1Does my child need to come to the appointment?
Yes, please! I appreciate getting to know your child, finding out what they think about food and eating and building a relationship with them. Because our work together is a process, it’s important to find out what your child is thinking and find ways to make sustainable changes.
2What ages of children do you see?
Infants through teens. Babies who are transitioning to table & finger foods, toddlers who may be “picky eaters”, school aged children who are open to cooking and food preparations, teens who might be interested in developing an overall healthy relationship with food and life-long health habits.
3Do you take my insurance?

Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Harvard Pilgrim Health, United Healthcare, Tufts, NH Healthy Families, and Well Sense are all plans with whom I am contracted. This means that I can file your claim directly to the health care plan for you. You are responsible for co-pays, deductibles and co-insurance. Payments should be made directly to Coastal Family Nutrition.

Please submit your insurance information below to verify your benefits prior to your appointment here.

4What happens if you don’t take my insurance or if my insurance doesn’t cover nutrition services?

We can still work together! We have special packages we can offer, submit your information on our contact page to learn more.

Payment for the full amount can be made to Coastal Family Nutrition at the time of service. You will be provided with a “Superbill” which has all the information needed to submit the claim to your own (I can help you figure out how to do this). Your insurance company, if nutrition services are covered, will reimburse you directly.

If your insurance doesn't cover nutrition services, Coastal Family Nutrition is still happy to work with you. Your fee would be considered an out-of-pocket expense and can be paid using your Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA).

5What should I bring with me to my appointment?
Bring your kiddo and lots of questions! Please ensure all required documentation has been submitted prior to the start of the first appointment.
6What happens during our appointment?
During our initial appointment I will ask lots of questions! My goal is to get a clear picture of overall eating patterns and establish potential areas of growth. Follow up appointments address goals as we explore strategies that may work for you and your family. MY goal is always to have you leave your appointment with a strategy/idea/plan for achieving YOUR goal!
7Do you provide telehealth appointments?
Absolutely! Telehealth is a great way for busy families or those living further away from my office to connect with me. Your insurance & state licensure laws may limit how we work together though. Please ask me or my assistant for more information.
8What is your Cancellation & No-Show Policy?
Cancellation Policy: We understand that sometimes, due to unforeseen circumstances, an appointment needs to be cancelled or rescheduled. Because this time is saved specifically for you, at least 24 hours is required for cancelling appointments. Appointments cancelled within 24 hours of your appointment time will be charged a cancellation fee of $75.00. This fee may be waived once, at our discretion, during a 1-year period. We appreciate your cooperation and adherence to this policy. No-Show Policy: Appointments that are skipped without notifying Coastal Family Nutrition (aka no-show) will be charged the full amount of the session ($200.00).