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How do I get a dietetic consultation or nutritional therapy at the AKH? 

If you are receiving medical treatment on an outpatient or inpatient basis at the AKH, the team at the AKH's nutritional advice team will be happy to look after you. Prerequisite for the start of a dietary care is a doctor's referral. Please contact the doctor treating you at the AKH if you would like advice on nutritional medicine. 

Referrals from established doctors (family doctor, internist, etc.) are not sufficient for dietetic advice in the AKH. 

Where can I find dieticians at the AKH? 

The dieticians are available to all inpatients at the AKH. If there is a special need for therapy, outpatients are also cared for. There are specialized dieticians for the following areas that require intensive nutritional therapy:

  • University Clinic for Internal Medicine I (Oncology, KMT)
  • University Clinic for Internal Medicine II (cardiology, pulmonology)
  • University Clinic for Internal Medicine III (Endocrinology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Nephrology, Rheumatology)
  • University Clinic for Dermatology
  • University Clinic for Neurology
  • University Clinic for Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases
  • University Clinic for Surgery
  • University Clinic for Gynecology
  • University Clinic for Psychiatry
  • University Clinic for Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

You can find the responsible dieticians here 

Please note that nutritional advice from the AKH's dieticians is only possible if you are receiving medical care at the AKH and have been referred by a doctor from the AKH. Referrals from established doctors (family doctor, internist, etc.) are not sufficient for dietetic advice in the AKH. Further information on the individual subject areas can be found here. 

How do I get an appointment? 

Your doctor at the AKH will decide with you whether nutritional therapy or dietetic advice is necessary and will refer you to a dietician. Dietetic advice at the AKH is not possible without a referral from a doctor at the AKH. If you are admitted as an inpatient, you will be visited by a dietitian for an initial consultation as soon as possible after you have been referred. If you are in outpatient care at the AKH, you will - depending on the outpatient clinic - receive dietary care immediately after the doctor's consultation or you will receive an appointment from your doctor or a telephone number to make an appointment. 

What should I bring to the first consultation? 

Please bring all examination results that are relevant for the consultation that are not available at the AKH to the first consultation (e.g. current blood tests, allergy test, lactose intolerance test, fructose malabsorption test, ...). If you come to an outpatient nutritional consultation, please bring a nutritional log with you, which should be kept for a period of at least 3-5 days (a longer period is recommended for allergies and intolerances). This allows the dieticians to respond even more individually to your eating habits during the consultation. Depending on the clinical picture, different protocol templates are available. 

I am being admitted to the AKH and need a special diet. What should I do?

If you are about to be admitted as an inpatient and need a special diet due to a medically diagnosed illness (e.g. celiac disease, food intolerance), please state your requirements immediately at the medical or nursing admissions interview and bring the relevant findings with you to the admission. In the case of complex forms of therapy, a dietician will discuss the diet with you for precise clarification. Since the planning of special diets requires a certain amount of lead time, we cannot guarantee that wholesome meals will be prepared on the first day of your stay. From the 2nd day of your stay at the latest, a menu suitable for your diet is available to you.