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Appointments and Cancellations

Contact Gerling Dietetics & Nutrition (GDN) at 209-541-5375 to schedule your appointment.  Parking can be tight at times, so please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment time to ensure your appointment time is not reduced.

Appointments must be cancelled 24 hours in advance.  No-shows and late cancellations impact scheduling availability for other individuals, so please contact GDN between the hours of 8AM to 5PM if you are unable to make your appointment.   When you schedule your appointment, you are making a commitment to yourself, your health and your registered dietitian.  As such, your consideration and cooperation are truly appreciated.


Payment is due at time of service.  For Medical Nutrition Therapy services covered by insurance, please see below.  Services may be paid by cash, check, and credit or debit card. Checks should be made payable to Gerling Dietetics & Nutrition.

For services covered by insurance, all applicable co-payments, co-insurance, or applicable deductibles are due at time of service.  Please bring your health insurance card to verify payments.  Attempts will be made by GDN to verify benefits and eligibility, however, due to the complexity of insurance coverage, it is difficult to verify each individual’s coverage.  You will be responsible to pay the entire fee for services should they be denied by the insurance company.  Payment will be due upon notification of denial.

Medical Nutrition Therapy is often covered by insurance. Gerling Dietetics & Nutrition currently accepts the following insurance:

  • All Care
  • Health Plan of San Joaquin
  • Hilmar Cheese (check with benefits office)
  • Health Partners (Stanislaus County and Gallo)
  • Networks by Design

Cash, credit, and debit payments are also accepted. 

Co-payments and, if applicable, payments to reach deductible are due at time of service.


Per the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), all information disclosed/discussed in sessions is confidential as outlined in the HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices.

Use of E-mail

E-mail is not secure or confidential. You may contact GDN via email to:

  • Inquire about scheduling, re-scheduling, or cancelling an appointment.
  • Answer general nutrition questions about your needs or send general nutrition/diet information including links to useful, vetted websites

Please do not sent any sensitive or personal information via e-mail.

Acceptance of Terms

You will be asked to sign the following at your first appointment:

  • Receipt of the HIPAS Notice of Privacy Practices
  • Agreement to office policies

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