Clinical Nutrition Services

The Department of Clinical Nutrition provides nutrition screening, assessment, intervention, and counseling for adult and pediatric inpatients and adult ambulatory patients at Stanford Health Care, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.

The Stanford Nutrition Clinic provides MNT for: 

  • Diabetes: Type 1, Type 2, Gestational
  • Cardiovascular Disease and Heart Health
  • Digestive Health
  • Nutrition Education
  • Pregnancy and Nutrition
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Weight Management 
  • Unintentional Weight Loss
  • Further nutritional follow up post hospitalization 
  • Nutritional Support: enteral, parenteral
  • Women's Health
  • And more…

For Patients

The Stanford Department of Clinical Nutrition staffs registered dietitians to provide medical nutrition therapy for adult ambulatory care patients. Simply ask your doctor to complete a referral to a dietitian.


  • Before coming to your scheduled appointment read the New Patient Letter.
  • For General Nutrition Services bring the completed New Patient Questionnaire. 
  • For Nutritional Counseling bring the completed Nutrition Questionnaire. 
  • If you are being referred to the dietitian for bariatric surgery counseling, print the completed Bariatric Patient Questionnaire. 
  • Patients may want to check with their insurance companies to determine if medical nutrition therapy is a covered benefit.


Follow up appointments are recommended to help monitor your progress.

For Health Care Professionals


Phone: 1-866-742-4811
Fax: 650-320-9443
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics) provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.


Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.

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