Thank you for making an appointment with the BID Needham Outpatient Nutrition Clinic. Below you can find information to help prepare for your visit.

Insurance Coverage

Before your initial appointment we recommend you call your Insurance Provider to determine coverage for Nutrition appointments.

What to ask your insurance provider:

  1. Does your insurance plan cover nutrition counseling?
  2. If you are covered, do you need a referral from your physician?
  3. Are you allowed a certain number of Nutrition appointments per calendar year?

For your reference, referrals can be made to the "BID Needham Outpatient Department" and our NPI # is 1205893450.

Your Food Diary

If possible, we ask that you keep a written record of all foods eaten for three days prior to the visit — be specific! Include the time eaten and the amount consumed. If you are experiencing symptoms when eating certain foods, and these symptoms are related to why you are seeking nutrition counseling, please also record your symptoms before, during, and after meals.

Download the Food Diary template here.

Clinic Location

We are located at 145 Rosemary Street, Suite D, in Needham (with the Wound Clinic and Joslin Diabetes Center). When you arrive please call 781-453-3050 to check in.

Length of Appointment

Initial one-on-one visits last about an hour. Follow-up visits are encouraged to monitor your progress and answer any new questions. Follow-up appointments usually last between 30-45 minutes.