Fletcher Allen, a Vermont university hospital and medical center, serves all of
Vermont and the northern New York region. Located in Burlington, Fletcher Allen is a regional, academic healthcare center and teaching hospital in alliance with the University of Vermont.
- Nutrition Services
- Medical Center Campus
- Engineering, Level 3
- 111 Colchester Avenue
Burlington, VT, 05401
- Phone: 802-847-3640
- Fax: 802-847-2790
- Monday-Friday, 8 AM-4:00 PM
At Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, VT, we offer medical nutrition therapy that includes comprehensive evaluation and focused education, used to treat nutrition problems that are diagnosed by a physician.
Medical Nutrition Therapy: What You Need To Know
The service is provided by registered and State certified dietitians with specialized training in the role of food and nutrition and the therapeutic management of:
- celiac disease
- food allergies
- gastrointestinal disorders
- high blood pressure
- high blood lipids
- kidney disease
- obesity and weight management
- nutrition support
- eating disorders
Additionally, dietitians advise individuals about recommended diets for:
- general health promotion
- infants, children and adolescent needs
- pregnancy and lactation
- sports nutrition
Clinical Nutrition Services Include:
- Review of personal eating habits and food preferences
- Assessment of how these eating habits affect specific health concerns
- Written and verbal instructions on improving eating habits to meet personal nutrition goals or a physician's diet prescription
- Practical tips and educational materials for assistance with food shopping and preparation, eating in restaurants, and changing dietary habits conveniently
To schedule an appointment, please call (802) 847-3640, Monday-Friday from 8:00 - 4:00 p.m. All appointments must be scheduled in advance.
For an individual appointment, a physician referral is required by billing insurance carriers -- providing that Medical Nutrition Therapy is a covered benefit in the plan.
Please check your plan for coverage. Medicare will cover Medical Nutrition Therapy for diabetes and renal disease only.
For patients outside Fletcher Allen, please fax a copy of the referral and pertinent, recent medical records and lab values to (802) 847-2790.
DIET Phone Line
For brief nutrition-related questions, we offer the DIET LINE at 802-847-DIET (3438). Please leave a message and a Registered Dietitian will return your call.
Inpatient Clinical Nutrition Services
Patients at Fletcher Allen's Medical Center and Fanny Allen Campuses may take advantage of nutrition counseling services.
Consults for inpatients can be requested via a physician's order, by computer, by contacting the unit dietitian via their pager, or by phoning Room Service Central at (802) 847-2710.