Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a prescription?
Yes, your primary doctor will give you a prescription to see the dietitian. Please bring this prescription with you to your appointment with the dietitian.
Is there a cost for seeing the dietitian?
Some appointments may be covered by your insurance. Costs can be discussed with the scheduling agent when you call to make your appointment.
Do I need to bring my child to the appointment?
Yes! You must bring your child to the dietitian appointment. The dietitian will do a nutritionally focused physical exam and take your child’s height and weight.
Who else should come to the appointment?
Besides your child, any main care-taker of your child should join you. For instance, a grandparent or nanny who is part of their daily care.
How long are the appointments?
An initial appointment will usually run 45 minutes to 1 hour. Follow up appointments are generally 30 minutes.
Should I bring any paperwork?
Yes, please bring any lab work and records from outside physicians and therapists.
Where do I park?
Please use the visitors parking garage or Valet Park at the main entrance. View the Campus map and directions.
Erin Corrigan, Registered Dietitian at Miami Children's Hospital talks about the importance of nutrition, introducing foods and maintaining a healthy diet.
For more information on the Food and Nutrition Department, contact us at:
Phone: (305) 666-6511
Fax: (305) 669-6435
Diet Office: Ext. 2951
Nutrition Appointments: Ext. 8413