A referral from your doctor is not usually needed for insurance coverage. Self referrals are acceptable if you have proof of the diagnosis code (reason you are seeking nutrition counseling). For example, if you are being seen for high cholesterol or high blood sugars (Diabetes or Pre-Diabetes), copies of your blood work will be needed as proof of the diagnosis before Nutrition Dynamix can bill insurance. If you are being seen for symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), documentation from a doctor’s summary would be needed as proof of diagnosis. Exceptions include if you are being seen for weight loss, simply weighing you at the appointment and documenting if you are overweight or obese will be proof of diagnosis.