Healthier Eating for a Healthier Lifestyle

Proper nutrition is an important component of overall good health. The Craven County Health Department offers nutrition counseling (Medical Nutrition Therapy) to help you prevent or manage certain medical conditions. Meet with a Registered Dietitian to develop a personalized plan to help you prevent or better manage medical conditions or simply to improve the way you feel.

Availability of Services

Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) is available to anyone needing nutritional counseling. If you have insurance, a referral is needed by your Primary Care Provider. For those without insurance or if your insurances does not cover nutritional counseling, fees are charged on a sliding scale based on income. The health department currently accepts most insurances including Blue Cross Blue Shield, TriCare, Medicare, and Medicaid.

Scheduling an Appointment

Please check with your insurance provider prior to scheduling the MNT appointment to see if it will cover Medical Nutrition Therapy. Download a copy of the Medical Nutrition Therapy referral form (PDF). Medical Nutrition Therapy is available for many issues including:

  • Diabetes
  • Feeding Issues in Children
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Weight Management
  • Many Other Conditions

To schedule an appointment for nutrition counseling, please contact Tamara Gatlin at 252-636-4920 ext. 2151.