UBC’s Extended Health benefits plan provides coverage for dietician services. Dieticians can provide individuals with an assessment of nutritional needs, design and implement nutrition care plans and therapeutic diets, and share information about foods and human nutrition to attain, maintain and promote health.
No medical doctor’s referral is required.
Your dietician must be a Registered Professional Dietician (R.P.Dt), Registered Dietician (R.D or R.Dt) or Professional Dietician (P.Dt) and an active and licensed member of the provincial regulatory body where they practice (in BC, this is the College of Dieticians of British Columbia).
The College of Dieticians of British Columbia maintains a database of Registered Dieticians in the province. If you are looking for a dietician, search their database.
Reimbursement for most employment groups is 80% of reasonable and customary charges (100% for Childcare Workers at the Vancouver campus). Reasonable and customary charges represent the fee that practitioners typically charge for certain services or procedures. In BC, Sun Life’s reasonable and customary charge is $150 per one-hour visit.
For all employment groups with the exception of CUPE 2950 (new in 2016), the annual limit for dietician services is $600, and is combined with coverage for the following practitioners: licensed speech therapist, acupuncturist, chiropractor, homeopath, podiatrist, chiropodist, osteopath, naturopath, audiologist and occupational therapist. For CUPE 2950, the limit is $500 per person.
How to Make a Claim
Pay for the claim first and submit a claim your using an Extended Health claim form.
Questions about Eligibility of Services?
Contact Sun Life directly at 1-800-361-3612 to determine if a dietician service is eligible for coverage under the UBC Extended Health care plan, before you take on the service. You are responsible for the cost of any services that you agree to that are not covered by UBC’s Extended Health.