ISU Meridian Nutrition Clinic
Phone: (208) 373-1734
Fax: (833) 390-1293
ISU Meridian Health Science Center
1311 E. Central Dr.
Meridian, ID 83642
Telenutrition Services and in-person visits available by appointment
Tuesday - Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Other days, as needed
The ISU Meridian Nutrition Clinic is part of the University’s outreach efforts to the Treasure Valley community and Idahoans in remote areas. The clinic is used to conduct research grant activities and provide students with state-of-the-art clinical educational experiences.
- Chronic disease management
- Prediabetes and diabetes
- Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders
- Healthy aging
- Nutrition and wellness
- Prental care
- Urological conditions (interstitial cystitis, ED)
- Weight management
- Women's health
- Vegetarian, vegan, plant-based eating
A Healthy Pregnancy for Baby-and You!
- 90-minute session delivered via Zoom
- What to eat, what to avoid
- Offered monthly. For specific dates and to register, call: (208) 373-1734
- Fam Res Prenatal Referral
- 12-week in-person workshop
- Have fun trying belly dancing and chair yoga
- Registration open for January class. To register, call: (208) 373-1734
CDC Lifestyle Change Program:
- Reduce your risk for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes
- 12-week, online and in-person classes
- Health Screenings
- Supermarket Tours
- Cooking Demos
Make an Appointment
Call (208) 373-1734 to schedule an appointment:
- Clinic Hours: Tuesday - Wednesday, 9:00 AM - 4:00PM
- Other days at mutually available times
The ISU Meridian Nutrition Clinic accepts referrals for both in-person and telenutrition counseling appointments via phone or fax:
- Phone: (208) 373-1734
- Fax: (833) 390-1293
- Family Medicine Prenatal Referral
Consent forms are traditionally sent via DocuSign to your email account. If you are unable to sign consent forms electronically, paper copies are also available for your covenience. Please print and return with you on the day of your appointment.
ISU provides free parking for clinic patients/clients:
- Clinic parking is outlined in yellow directly in front of the ISU Meridian Clinics' entrace.
- The parking area is located on the southwest side of the building facing I-84.
Andrea Jeffery, MS, RDN, LD
Nutrition Clinic Coordinator / Adjunct Faculty
Ms. Jeffery provides medical nutrition therapy for teens and adults on a range of health conditions, including prediabetes and diabetes, gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, urological conditions (interstitial cystitis/erectile dysfunction), weight management, healthy aging and wellness. She is Monash University-trained on the low FODMAP diet for IBS. Her expertise includes plant-based eating patterns (vegetarian, vegan, and other). She holds a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition. Ms. Jeffery also specializes in women’s health, including offering prenatal nutrition counseling for high-risk pregnancies and helping women mange the special dietary considerations of menopause.
Kris Hilvers, MS, RDN, CNSC, LD
Coordinator / Dietetic Internship Clinical Assistant Professor
Ms. Hilvers has more than 25 years of experience working with critical care patients. Her practice spans nutritional care for children and adults with trauma, orthopedic, and neurological conditions. Her expertise also includes the special nutritional considerations required for individuals going through rehabilitation regimens. She is an ASPEN Certified Nutrition Support Dietitian, Certified LEAP Therapist, and ACE Certified Group Exercise Instructor. Ms. Hilvers is also an expert in the Nutrition Focused Physical Exam.
Barbara Gordon, EdD, RDN, FAND, LD
Research Dietitian / Affiliate Faculty
Dr. Gordon has served as an outpatient dietitian in a range of settings including military clinics, community health centers, managed care facilities, and a small rural hospital. She has worked with teens and adults with cardiovascular conditions, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and weight management. Dr. Gordon has an expertise in nutrition for urological conditions including interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome and erectile dysfunction. During the past two decades, much of her practice also focused on the special nutritional considerations of women across the lifecycle.
Embracing Best Practices
Client sessions are confidential within the limits of the law, and services are provided in accordance with CDC health guidelines.
We take HIPAA seriously and make it a priority to ensure that our patient's information is kept confidential and protected All clinic personnel must complete ISU's HIPAA Training annually. In addition, the ISU Kasiska Division of Health Sciences HIPAA Manual guides clinic personnel in understanding ISU's commitment to HIPAA Privacy and Security. Issues relating to HIPAA should be directed to:
ISU HIPAA Compliance Officer
921 S. 8th Ave, Stop 8410
Pocatello, ID 83209
If you have insurance, please bring your insurance card with you to every appointment. Our clinic accepts and bills the following insurance plans:
- Blue Cross of Idaho
- Medicare (physician referral required)
- Medicaid (physician referral required) Only covers 2 visits for children and pregnant women
- Pacific Source
- Regence Blue Shield of Idaho
- Select Health
- United Healthcare
Some nutrition services are non-covered or may be subject to your deductible.
- Payment, including co-pays, is expected at the time of service.
- We accept cash, check, and visa/debit payments.
- Ask about our income-based sliding scale.
- Click here to make an online payment:
About Our Income-based Sliding Scale
If you don’t have health insurance, or your insurance doesn’t cover nutrition counseling, the ISU Meridian Nutrition Clinic offers reduced payment rates through an income-based sliding scale.
The sliding scale is not insurance. However, for those who qualify, appointment fees are based on both income and household size. You can qualify even if you are insured.
Patients are responsible for paying any unpaid balance for services.
This includes the sliding scale fee, co-pays, co-insurance, deductibles, and other services
not covered by insurance.