Lower Umpqua Hospital has an excellent Nutritional Services department located downstairs. The public is welcome to stop in at the cafeteria during mealtimes and try the excellent food prepared there for patients and staff. Breakfast is offered between 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. Lunch is served mid-day from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and dinner is available between 5:30 and 6 p.m.
The LUHD Nutritional Services department is glad to help you and your doctor meet your special nutritional requirements. Vegetarian meals are available as are substitutions for those on special eating plans. Talk to your physician in advance to make sure he or she is in agreement with your requests.
For anyone interested in nutritional counseling for diabetes or other conditions that require a change in eating habits, a registered dietitian is available twice a month to help. For an appointment with the dietician, please call the hospital at 541 271-2171 or talk to your physician about a referral.