Community Nutrition and Clinical Dietetic Services

Dietitians apply robust scientific knowledge about food and nutrition to promote optimal health outcomes to individuals, groups and communities in both states of health and disease. A dietitian is a registered health professional who meets standards required by the Qatar QCHP Board under the Health Practitioners LISCENCING (QCHP) 2016.

In Qatar, by law a dietitian must be registered with the QCHP and hold a current practicing licensed, work within a specified scope of practice, participate in a continuing competency programmed and adhere to a Code of Ethics. Dietitians are the only registered and suitably qualified profession in Qatar able to prescribe and manage therapeutic diets for patients.

Scope of Service

    Inclusion Criteria

    Clients in need of medical nutrition therapy for:

  • Underweight, overweight & obesity.
  • Anemia.
  • Hyperuricemia Gout.
  • Diabetes Mellitus type 2 (insulin and oral therapy).
  • Hypertension.
  • Dyslipidemia (high Cholesterol).
  • Chronic renal failure stages 1 and 2.
  • Pediatric malnutrition.
  • Gestational Diabetes Mellitus.
  • Eating disorder – anorexia nervosa and bulimia.
  • Controlled Psychiatric issues (on treatment).

    Exclusion Criteria
  • Uncontrolled psychiatric issues.
  • Case of allergies such as nut allergy, lactose intolerance etc.
  • Coeliac disease.
  • Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus – adult and Pediatric.
  • NG tubes.
  • Acute Renal failure and end stage renal disease.
  • Patients on dialysis.
  • Cancer.

Target Population / Patient

    Population Served
  • Qatari and non-Qatari patients are accepted.
  • Age should be 6 months and above.

Type of Access

  • Referrals from PHCC physicians, through an e-referral request.
  • Patients can self-refer call 107.
  • Urgent referrals (to be seen within 2 days of referral) of new patients with a confirmed diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes.

Patient Self-referral


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