Where is the clinic?
The Nutrition Clinic is located on the KU Medical Center campus in Kansas City, Kan. Please see the maps and directions page.
Is an appointment necessary?
An appointment in advance is necessary, as walk-in hours are not offered. Appointments are usually scheduled between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Request an appointment using our online form or call 913-945-7004 to schedule your visit to the clinic. TTY 711
Where do I park?
Please see the maps and directions page.
Do I need a referral?
No, a physician referral is not required.
Payment and insurance coverage
Services by the Nutrition Clinic are not covered by health insurance or Medicare. The clinic accepts cash (exact amount only, please) or check only. Please make checks payable to "KU HealthPartners." There is an ATM on the KU Medical Center campus. Credit cards are not accepted at this time, sorry.
What can I expect at my first visit?
During your initial visit, a registered dietitian will review your health history and discuss your weight loss goals. We can help establish new healthy habits, including appropriate caloric intake, choosing nutrient-dense foods, as well as incorporating daily exercise for a well-rounded approach. Basic measurements will be taken to track your weight loss; however, the Bod Pod is the gold standard for body composition and is encouraged to complement nutrition conseling appointments.
Preparing for your visit and Bod Pod assessment
To keep the testing environment standardized and to provide you with the most accurate results, please follow these guidelines while preparing for your visit:
How long will a Bod Pod appointment last?
Expect the appointment to take 30 minutes. You will only be inside the Bod Pod for approximately 5 minutes, but extra time allows for collection of information, changing clothes and explanation of results.
Is the Bod Pod loud? Do I need to sit still?
No, the Bod Pod is quiet, though you may hear a series of "popping" sounds due to pressure changes in the machine during the testing session. Some people have noted a feeling similar to that of a moving elevator. Yes, you will be asked to remain still during the testing session. Talking, laughing or moving can cause errors in the measurements.
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KU HealthPartners, Inc.
Mail Stop 4303
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
Nutrition Clinic at KU Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160