Christina Gaunce, RDN, CEDRD Nutrition & Recovery Support
Christina Gaunce, RDN, CEDRDNutrition & Recovery Support    

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you take insurance?


I do not. However, I can provide you with a receipt of services containing medical codes (aka a superbill) to submit to your insurance company requesting reimbursement. Unfortunately, most insurance companies do not cover Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) in an outpatient setting. There are some exceptions; for example insurance is required to cover MNT for a diabetes or kidney disease diagnosis. You can contact your insurance company and ask if MNT is covered and for which health conditions it is covered. Some of my clients have had success in receiving reimbursement for out of pocket costs through the superbill's I provide (upon request) and others have not. I wish I had better news in this area. I try to keep my session costs reasonable for this reason. 



I don't live in California, can you still help me?


Yes! Although most of my clients live in various parts of California, I also love to work with clients that live in other states or countries. 



How can I schedule an initial assessment?


Contact me via phone (text or call) or email me. I will respond as soon as I am able.



Are you available for in person sessions?


I am not currently available for in person sessions. I used to have an office in Santa Cruz, Ca and now live in my hometown, San Diego, Ca. I really enjoy sessions via video chat and hope you will too. 



Since sessions are via video chat, how will you keep track of my weight?


My nutrition and health philosophy maintains more focus on eating and behavior patterns rather than weight. However, tracking weight can be an important vital marker in some cases. Whether or not to track weight is something we would decide together. If we decide tracking weight is necessary, then we will also decide the best way to go about it. Some examples include: having weight taken at a MD or therapist office, by a parent, or self weighing as part of a session.  




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