Muhlenberg County Health Department Nutrition Services
The Muhlenberg County Health Department’s (MCHD) Nutrition Services Branch is committed to providing services that benefit the health of our community. Our Registered Dietitian (RD) provides a wide array of clinical and services.
Our RD is a Medicare*/Medicaid provider. Coverage of Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) visits under private insurers varies and necessitates the beneficiary to check/acquire information with their provider regarding coverage. If applicable, out-of-pocket cost for MNT at MCHD is set at a fixed, affordable rate for any/all individuals wishing to see one of our RD. Feel free to contact us at 270.754.3200 to acquire information about the cost of MNT and/or to schedule an appointment.
*MNT for Medicare beneficiaries (under Part B) currently covers for Gestational Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, and/or non-dialysis kidney disease. Coverage necessitates the beneficiary to provide a Doctor’s order dated on or before the date of the MNT service at the MCHD. Failure to present/provide a Doctor’s order will NOT disallow individuals to receive services, (NOTE: DR. MUST SIGN; ANY/ALL OTHER HEALTH PROFESSIONAL SIGNATURES IS NOT ACCEPTED BY MEDICARE) but will result in payment of services defaulting to the beneficiary (client) receiving the service if a doctor’s order is not provided. It is the responsibility of the individual to provide a written doctor’s order.
Nutrition services includes the following:
ONE-ON-ONE NUTRITION COUNSELING SESSIONS (MNT): obtain individualized counseling on a variety of conditions that includes, but not exclusive to, DIABETES, heart disease, weight management, hypertension, lipid abnormalities (high cholesterol), and sports nutrition. Call 270.754.3200 to schedule an individualized nutrition education session with our RD.