FAQ (cost/insurance/etc)

How Much does it cost? It is very important that your path to weight loss is individualized to keep you healthy, therefore the initial medical assessment, body composition analysis, nutrition and lifestyle screening, program initiation, prescriptions, and jointly agreed upon plan, is thorough and costs $300 – payment plans available.  From there the cost depends on your weight loss goals and your budget (from $10 monthly prescription refills up to 6 month comprehensive programs). 

How long does the plan last? This depends on the plan chosen – we recommend at least 3 monthly medications and/or 4 injections within 4 to 12 weeks.  The longer the plan, the more discounted the treatment. 

Do you take insurance?  Most insurance companies do not cover weight loss services.  Contact your carrier to find out if you are covered.   You can make an appointment for a  free consultation for any questions you may have.

Do you take transfers for other weight loss clinics? Yes.  If you have been treated within the past 30 days and we agree that your present plan is healthy for you, we will continue and waive the initiation fee (and ask us about price matching).

Do you take walk-ins? At this time services are by appointment only and can be made online or by calling 803-226-9010. All messages left with the answering service will be returned as quickly as possible.

What do you treat? We address and treat weight gain at its source. Your plan will include medication, education, and/or counseling – for life long improvement.   Click here if you are ready to start your journey to weight loss and feeling well.

What should I bring with me to my first appointment?  A desire for change – and your I.D., insurance card (in case of referrals), any lab work from the past 6 months, a list of all your medications (doses, frequency, and pharmacy), contact information for all your doctors. 

What should I expect in my first appointmentA warm welcome and to have your questions answered, and create a plan to get you on your way to the weight you want to be. 

What if I only want a body composition analysis? That’s fine. All services are individualized to your needs and wants. 

Can I come see you if I have other doctors?  Yes.  We do not replace your doctors; We  work with your doctor and enhance what they do by adding education, counseling, and treatment as part of your weight loss program.

Is this just for weight loss? We are a medical center first, who cares most about your health and well-being, who then uses weight loss to achieve that.  We can also identify and treat the causes for the initial weight gain (depression, anxiety, insomnia, binge eating, pre-diabetes, thyroid disorders, etc).

What if I don’t need to lose weight? During a free consultation, you would determine if you need any of the other services (hormone replacement, vitamin deficiency treatment, counseling, education, etc) and proceed from there.

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