Outpatient appointments and program referrals can be made by calling 410-367-2222.
Weigh Smart® is a life-changing program where children ages 2 to 17 learn to make healthy diet, exercise, and lifestyle choices. Here's what they can experience:
There are three steps to enroll in the Weigh Smart® Program.
If you have questions:
Absolutely! More than two-thirds of Weigh Smart® kids have a decreased body mass index (BMI) one year after completing the program. Most importantly, they're happy to be healthy and active.
Children may also enjoy:
For families with Medical Assistance and other insurance plans, you'll likely need a referral from your child's primary care provider. We'll also give you the program's services and billing codes so you can call your insurance company for pre-authorization. We'll verify your benefits the week before your appointment, and collect your copay and deductible the day of.
For families that qualify, we provide financial assistance and/or payment plans. We'll determine costs and payment plans during your child's assessment phase. (A special thanks to the Solomon, Theresa and Maurice Greenwald Fund of the Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital Foundation for supporting the Weigh Smart® program.)
During this two-hour comprehensive appointment, your child will be weighed, measured, and have their body fat analyzed. They'll meet with a medical provider and pediatric psychology, who will provide you with an individualized treatment plan that includes recommending which program is best for your child.
In all Weigh Smart® programs, your child will learn about healthy foods and activities. We work closely with each family to tailor treatment to your financial situation, your family dynamics, and your child's health needs.
You'll get feedback on your child's progress and health improvement during the program, including their weight.
We'll ask you to stay on-site during each session and join discussions.
Your child will return to clinic for follow-up visits every 2 or 3 months to help track progress and stay healthy in the long run.