Weigh Smart FAQS
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Does the program work?
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:
- Lower levels of cholesterol, triglyceride, and insulin resistance
- Higher self-esteem
- Better physical fitness
- Happiness with lifestyle changes
What Will It Cost?
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.
What Happens In the Evaluation Appointment?
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 dietitian, who will help come up with an individualized treatment plan that includes recommending which program is best for your child.
What Happens In the Program?
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.
What Happens After the Program?
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. We ask families to follow up for at least one year and longer if needed.