Semaglutide is changing the way people with chronic weight management issues lose weight, learn how you can afford it even without insurance coverage!
Achieving a healthy weight is important for long-term health and is associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and related diseases. However, many people struggle with losing weight and keeping it off with diet and exercise alone.
Finally, a drug that is addressing chronic weight management and obesity, and delivering results! A recent study showed that adults with obesity had a mean weight loss of 14.9 percent with Semaglutide as an adjunct to lifestyle intervention.
Known under the brand names Ozempic, Rybelsus and Wegovy, Semaglutide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist. It mimics hormones in the body that are responsible for increasing insulin secretion. It was originally developed as a medication for type 2 Diabetes but its benefits for weight loss have gained it huge popularity.
When Semaglutide is administered at a higher dose, it suppresses appetite in the brain. Making it an effective solution for weight loss.
Insurance won’t cover Ozempic, Rybelsus and Wegovy for Weight Loss?
Since the medication semaglutide was first developed for the treatment of type 2 Diabetes, many insurances still will not cover the prescription, brand name or generic, for weight loss. The retail price for a dose of Semaglutide is on average more than $1,000, hardly making it affordable for people who could truly benefit from this drug.
The FDA has approved Semaglutide at higher doses for the treatment of obesity and chronic weight management.
Forum Health Makes Semaglutide Affordable and a Lasting Solution for Weight Loss.
Similarly, Forum Health cannot accept insurance or Medicare for the Semaglutide weight loss program. But we’ve found a solution to make losing weight with Semaglutide more affordable!
Forum Health uses the generic version of the drug, Semaglutide, and has it formulated at a compounding pharmacy. This allows us to keep costs down and pass the savings on to you.
- Your first appointment to get you set up for your program
- 3 health coach visits to keep you on track along the way
- Your first prescription of Semaglutide
- 2 body composition analysis’ (1 initial; 1 at follow-up visit) so you can track your progress
*Prices and equipment vary by clinic, find a Forum Health location near you.
Using Semaglutide for weight loss has increased health benefits in that it could prevent diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and reduce weight-related health complications like osteoarthritis and sleep apnea.
For more information on the Forum Health Semaglutide weight loss program and to see if it’s right for you, schedule a 15-minute health advisor call.