Weight Loss Programs

There's a shocking truth hidden beneath the glitz and glamour associated with many of today's most popular weight loss options:

The cost is outrageous! Most consumers are completely unaware of the costs that come with popular programs like Nutrisystem, Jenny Craig, and Medifast. That's because most of these popular programs don't want you to know the true costs until you've already committed!

​Even more shocking is the fact that most insurance companies don't cover the cost of weight loss programs. That's because most insurance companies view weight loss efforts to be "elective" procedures, and that means their costs are typically not covered under most plans.

​Having to pay out of pocket directly impacts your household budget, so it's extremely critical that your weight loss program is the most cost-effective program out there. Thanks to the recent FDA approval of a new class of weight loss medication, it is now easier and less expensive than other traditional options!

Financing A New Way of Losing Weight

Although coverage for weight loss medications is not widely available, check with your insurance provider as you might be covered. If not, it is important to understand the costs and financing options to help with paying for your weight loss journey. Our medicine never has monthly membership fees, contracts, annual fees, or hidden costs.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • I have employer-covered and/or private insuranceEmployers decide on prescription benefits for their employess so it is important to consult your individual plan. However, don't be discouraged if your company's plan doesn't include coverage for weight-loss medications.
  • I have a HSA/FSA medical savings accountWe do accept FSA/HSA cards. Our services are covered by these programs.
  • I have Medicare coverageUnfortunately, Medicare does not cover medicines for obesity. There may be some select Medigap and Medicare Advantage plans for retirees that do offer coverage. If you have one of these plans, please check with your administrator.
  • I have Medicaid coverageEach state decides what prescription drugs to cover through Medicaid so you'll need to contact your state's Medicaid office
  • I have VA coverageThe VA will cover obesity management. Head to your local Veterans Administration provider office to discuss the obesity medication options.
  • I have Tricare coverageIn certain situations, your plan provides coverage for this medication. Your healthcare provider may request a coverage review to help determine if coverage is available. Please contact your Military Treatment Facility or Tricare Network provider to discuss this.
  • I am a government employee with benefitsIf you work with the city, state or federal government, ask your benefits manager about coverage for obesity medications.
  • I have individual and family coverage directly through an insurance company (ie, coverage through the Affordable Care Act)Check with your insurance company to find out if you are eligible for an upgrade or an add-on to your existing plan.
  • I don't have insurance or know my insurance won't cover it.We have a 1 year same as cash financing offer, contact us for more information.

Flexible Financing with Advance Care

The Advance Care health, wellness, and personal advance care card give you a convenient, flexible way to pay for care for the whole family-including pets! With everyday promotional financing for purchases of $200 or more, you can pay over time with convenient monthly payments. *

See if you prequalify with no impact to your credit score.

* Subject to credit approval. Minimum monthly payments required. See advancecarecard.com for details.

What They Really Cost

Today's Popular Weight Loss Options

Medical Consult
Regular consultations with a nutritionist or dietician ​ ​

$800 - $1,000+ per month

Diet Programs
Popular weight loss programs such as Jenny Craig, Nutrisystem or Medifast ​

$1,000+ per month

Other Methods
Fat-freezing, red-light therapy and body contouring med spas ​ ​

$5,000 - $10,000 and Up

Major Surgery
Weight loss surgery like gastric bypass, gastric banding or stomach stapling ​

$25,000 and Up