Weight Management Program
If you are overweight, chances are you already know that losing weight can help improve your overall health and quality of life.
But it can be a frustrating experience to reduce weight and keep it off. At UC San Diego Health's Weight Management Program, we are confident we can help you reach your weight loss goals and provide tools and support to maintain your weight loss.
One size doesn't fit all — so we offer a variety of safe and effective, nonsurgical weight loss plans customized just for you. Come partner with us to achieve your wellness goals and enjoy a full, healthy life.
Why Choose Us?
As an academic health system, we are at the forefront of the latest science on weight control. We are always researching innovative ways and tools to enhance our treatment plans.
We understand there is much more to weight loss than focusing on numbers alone. Therefore, we approach each patient as a unique individual and try to understand your specific circumstances when developing a comprehensive weight loss plan.
We offer seamless coordination of your care by an expert team, which includes obesity medicine physicians, registered dietitians, nurses and health educators.
We specialize in working with people who need to lose weight to resolve chronic health conditions. They include patients with medical complications of obesity from chronic conditions, including diabetes, hypertension / high blood pressure, fatty liver disease, GERD (acid reflux), high cholesterol, metabolic syndrome and sleep apnea.
Losing weight is not easy; it requires commitment. Our entire team will offer all the guidance and information you need along with the support and structure to help you stay on track. Read our patients' success stories to learn how well our program works.
Personalized Weight Loss Strategies for You
In addition to individual consultations and structured programs, we have long-term maintenance plans to support your weight loss efforts for as long as you want. We will discuss your needs and goals and help develop a weight loss plan tailored for you.
You can choose between one-on-one consultations with a weight loss doctor, and depending on the assessment, you could meet with a registered dietitian or health coach throughout your journey. Or choose a group session or program, or a combination of these options.
Program Costs and Insurance
Did you know that your insurance plan may cover some of your costs associated with the UC San Diego Health Weight Management Program? Check with your insurer.
Generally, consultations with our doctors are covered by insurance, but you should confirm with your health plan and ask for a referral from your primary care doctor if needed.
Our specially designed weight management classes may be reimbursed by your health plan. Food costs are generally not reimbursable.
At this time, we do not bill your insurance directly — except for the SLIM program. For other programs, you can pay out of pocket and ask your health insurance plan about which costs can be reimbursed and the steps you need to take. Your doctor can provide a letter of medical necessity, which can be useful when seeking reimbursement for these costs.
You may also be able to use your employer-provided flexible spending account (FSA) or health savings account (HSA) to pay for some expenses with pretax dollars.