Using the Beacon Connected Care web or mobile app, you can choose a registered dietitian to help you with nutrition questions or concerns. Your video visit can be done while you’re at home, in the office or another convenient location.
How much does a visit with a dietitian cost?
The cost for an online visit with a dietitian is $75. The cost is the same for visits on the weekend, holidays or at night.
What are some reasons I might need online nutrition counseling?
I want to lose weight and need some nutrition tips to help me reach my goal.
I am pregnant and I want to learn more about healthy eating for both myself and my baby.
I want tips for easy meal planning and healthy snacks.
I want to eat well in a way that fits with my busy lifestyle.
I need nutrition advice to combine with my sports training plan.
I am looking for ways to boost my energy throughout the day.
I want to learn what to eat to prevent chronic conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.
I am looking for nutrition tips to help with my chronic condition.
I need help determining nutrition and diet facts from fads.
How long is a typical online visit for nutrition counseling?
A nutrition counseling visit takes about 30 minutes. If you need more sessions to address your concerns, you can schedule follow-up appointments, too.
Do I need to schedule an appointment for online nutrition counseling?
Dietitians are available for scheduled counseling sessions. They are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (ET). Appointments can be easily self-scheduled through the Beacon Connected Care system.
Can my kids have an online visit with a dietitian?
Children under age 18 may be added to your Beacon Connected Care account.
What’s the difference between a registered dietitian (RD) and a nutritionist?
Registered dietitians are nutritionists but not all nutritionists are registered dietitians. Nearly anyone can call himself/herself a “nutritionist” regardless of education or training. All of our nutritionists are registered dietitians (RDs). RDs receive extensive training that combines academic preparation with hands-on, practical patient experience. RDs must complete a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, participate in a practice program involving direct patient care, and pass a national registration exam.
Is my nutrition counseling covered by my health insurance?
Some insurance plans cover nutrition counseling but Beacon Connected Care does not accept insurance payments at this time. You can print a receipt after your counseling session and request reimbursement from your insurance company if it is a covered benefit.
What else can I do on Beacon Connected Care?
Beacon Virtual Urgent Care is:
A good option for minor health concerns, including: colds, fever, rash, stomach flu, sinus infection, pink eye and headaches, for example
Private, secure, 24/7/365 access to board-certified physicians
Convenient, with e-prescriptions sent to the pharmacy of your choice, if needed.