Nutritional Counseling Program


Nutritional Counseling Program

S.C. Healthy Connections Medicaid now covers nutritional counseling as part of the SCale Down initiative.

The goals are to reduce obesity rates in South Carolina and improve health outcomes for children and adults.

The program includes:

  • One-on-one help from a doctor and licensed dietitian for help with healthy eating and physical activity
  • Six visits with a doctor for personalized care
  • Five additional individual or group sessions with a licensed dietitian or doctor to help with weight loss goals
  • A total of up to 12 visits with a health care professional

If you are interested in nutritional counseling and are a Healthy Connections member, contact your doctor or call

Information for Health Care Provider s

If you are a health care provider, this program enables you to treat obesity as a disease and bill accordingly. See more details in the Nutritional Counseling Medicaid Bulletin .

Learn more about the program, get specific billing codes and see step-by-step instructions for how to make referrals to licensed dietitians at DHEC health departments.

Download the form (pdf) to refer patients to licensed dietitians at DHEC health departments.
Fax completed forms to (803) 636-2655 .