Important Updates:

“The DCo Public Health (DCoDPH) will follow the Durham County Government Good Friday holiday closing schedule and will be closed on Friday April 19th.  Public Health will reopen with regular hours of operation on Monday, April 22nd.

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phone: 919-560-7791
fax:       919-560-7786

Nutrition Clinic Referral

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Medical Nutrition Therapy Referral


The Nutrition Division is staffed with licensed dietitians/nutritionists who specialize in nutrition care for children, pregnant women, and adults. 

 Examples of indications for nutrition visit:

 dotb  Inappropriate growth in children
 dotb  Overweight/obesity
 dotb  Diabetes or pre-diabetes
 dotb  Other- including client request for nutrition visit


Medical Nutrition Therapy Referral

  • Referrals can be made by patients, parents, medical providers, social workers, teachers and other professionals.(link)
  • Patients or their parents must sign referrals.
  • If the medical care provider signature is not available, the name and contact number for the provider must be given.
  • Fill out the referral online or mail/fax to the Durham County Department of Public Health Nutrition Clinic
    Just click here for the Referral form

    414 East Main Street
    Durham NC, 27701

    919-560-7837 (fax) 

  • After the nutrition visit, the nutritionist will send a summary of the nutrition encounter to the referring provider.
  • Follow-up nutrition visits will be scheduled as needed.
  • Fees for nutrition services are based on a sliding scale fee.Medicaid, Medicare Part B, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna are billed when nutrition counselling is a covered benefit.