Clinical Nutrition Services
Whitehorse General Hospital’s Registered Dietitians (RD) are specially trained experts who offer nutrition and healthy eating information specific to your medical history, health condition/disease or lifestyle needs.
An RD provides the following nutrition education and counseling services on an inpatient and outpatient (by appointment only) basis.
Individual counseling services:
- pre- and post-natal nutrition
- heart health
- cancer care nutrition
- pediatric nutrition
- gastrointestinal issues (i.e., celiac disease)
- bone health
- kidney disease
- eating disorders
Referrals & Appointments
You are referred to a Registered Dietitian by a health provider who has sent the referral form to our outpatient dietitian office. Our services are covered by your Yukon Health Care Card. Patients will be contacted directly by the office to schedule an appointment.
Videoconferencing (Telehealth) is available for those in rural communities.
What to expect
Your initial visit to take about 45-60 minutes and the dietitian will ask you about:
- current eating pattern
- relevant medical history
- lab work
- current medications
- health goals
The goal is to work with you to develop an individual nutrition plan through education, meal planning and goal setting. If needed, follow-up session(s) will be scheduled and usually take about 15-30 minutes each.
Group information sessions:
- lifestyle class (information on healthy weight, high blood pressure, healthy eating, etc.) offered every six weeks in the evening
- cholesterol/heart healthy class offered every four weeks alternating between days and evenings
The group classes are approximately 1.5-2 hours in length.