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Program Information / Fees

There is NO insurance billing or coverage for this program. Also be aware this program does not offer any type of receipt for insurance.

  • Initial Visit
    • $150 plus any nutritional products
    • Monthly fees are collected one week after the initial visit and are due on that date monthly thereafter.
  • Monthly Fee (Does not include any nutritional product fees)
    • VLCD PROGRAM - $295
    • MVLCD PROGRAM - $295
    • LCD PROGRAM - $225
  • Maintenance Program Six Month Fee
    • $400
  • Physician Visits (in DO or MAINTENANCE programs only)
    • $90
  • Nutritional Products
    • RFO Formula - $10/box
    • RFO Shaker Bottles - $3/packet
    • Z PRO 25 Formula - $2.25/packet
    • Tiny Meal 15 Nutritional Bar - $2/bar
    • C100 Cereals - $12/box
    • PROTI - Cold Drinks - $12/box
    • PROTI - Soups and Hot Drinks - $12/box
    • PROTI - Nutritional Bars - $14/box
    • PROTI - Soy Nuts - $11/box
    • PROTI - Snack Puffs - $14/box
    • PROTI - Oatmeal - $12/box
  • Potassium and Appetite Suppressant Medications
    • Depends on pharmacy
  • Parking
    • Regular Parking $11 (cash only) per visit
    • Handicap Parking $4 (cash only) per visit

Below is a possible scenario for the most popular program; the VLCD for a patient being prescribed a 800 calorie diet, which consists of 8 packets of RFO formula per day:

  • Initial visit $150 for clinic fees plus $80 for nutritional products for one week - $232.00 total other charges are $10 (cash) parking and prescription charges at personal pharmacy (usually monthly)
  • Following Week starts monthly fee $295 plus $80 for nutritional products for one week - $375 other charges are $10 (cash) for parking and prescription charges at personal pharmacy (usually monthly)
  • Subsequent weekly visits until monthly fee is due - $80 for nutritional products for one week other charges are $10 (cash) for parking and prescription charges at personal pharmacy (usually monthly)

This typical VLCD patient pays approximately $560 per month not including pharmacy fees. Most patients find this to be far less than the dollar amount typically spent monthly on food.

It is important to attend clinic weekly. If you cannot attend, you should let the administrators know. Three consecutive absences without notification will terminate you from the program. You should also be aware that there is no payment credit for missed clinic visits.

 


Program Information
Overview
Reducing Caloric Intake
Physical Activity
Behavior Modification
 
Major Dietary Programs
Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD)
Modified Very Low Calorie Diet (MVLCD)
Low Calorie Diet (LCD)
Maintenance Program
Summary of Programs
Fees