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Ozempic (semaglutide) Injection

Ro's weight loss program combines Ozempic or similar medication with 1:1 personal coaching and 12 months of curriculum and support—all to help you lose weight and keep it off.
Ozempic treats certain symptoms and risks of type 2 diabetes. It acts like a natural hormone your body uses to regulate...

Stimulant-free and non-habit forming

Clinically tested and effective

Helps you feel full faster, longer

Improves the way your body responds to sugars

Ozempic may cause serious side effects including possible thyroid tumors and thyroid cancer. Do not use Ozempic if you or any of your family have ever had a type of thyroid cancer called medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) or if you have an endocrine system condition called Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2). See Important Safety Information and warnings.
Our Body Program combines Ozempic or similar medication with 1:1 personal coaching and 12 months of curriculum and support—all to help you lose weight and keep it off.

How does Ozempic work?

Ozempic acts like a hormone your body naturally makes to regulate blood sugar and may help support weight loss.

  • Simple dosing

    Take Ozempic as directed using a simple, self-injection pen.

  • Feel satisfied faster

    Ozempic talks directly to the part of your brain in charge of feeling full and satisfied—helping you regulate how much you eat.

  • Feel full longer

    Ozempic slows down how quickly food leaves your stomach—making you feel full faster.

  • Break the cycle

    No more relying on willpower alone—Ozempic helps your body find a new, lower weight to maintain.

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man cooking in the kitchen
Get Ozempic medication access and more with the Body Program

Promo: $99 first month, $145/month thereafter

Access to doctor-prescribed GLP-1s

Personal health coaching via video chats and messaging

Personalized weight loss plan

Insurance concierge to help navigate medication coverage

The Body Program cost excludes cost of GLP-1 medication 
*You can take your test at any Quest location or purchase an at-home blood collection kit through Ro for an additional cost.If you live in a state where Quest is not available, we’ll automatically send you an at-home collection kit for no charge.


Ozempic is a brand-name version of the generic medication semaglutide, which is a type of medication called a glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor agonist. Instead of that tongue-twister of a name, we call these medications “GLP-1s” for short.

Ozempic is FDA-approved for the management of certain symptoms and risks of type 2 diabetes.

Ozempic is not FDA-approved for weight loss. Ro-affiliated healthcare professionals have the discretion to prescribe a medication off-label if they believe it is an appropriate course of treatment for a particular patient.

How can Ozempic help with weight loss? It acts like a natural hormone your body uses to regulate blood sugar and appetite—key steps in resetting your biological set point to help you maintain a new, lower weight.

See if Ozempic is right for you here.

Ozempic dosing starts out low, then gradually increases over the first few months until a steady dose is reached. If prescribed, your Ro-affiliated provider will work with you to find the schedule and dosing that’s right for you.

Ro and Ro-affiliated providers are taking additional steps to support new and existing patients on their weight loss journeys.

If you’re prescribed Wegovy or Saxenda:

  • Your pharmacy will add you to their waitlist for medication if they don’t have supply.

  • Your provider may also make adjustments to your treatment plan if they determine it’s clinically appropriate. These adjustments may include prescribing alternate GLP-1 medications (if appropriate), working with you to create a personalized treatment plan, or recommending adjustments to diet, lifestyle, and current fitness activities.

If you’re just getting started:

  • The first steps in the Body Program are unaffected by the supply shortages — including taking a metabolic lab test and connecting with a provider to review their health history. If a provider ultimately determines Wegovy or Saxenda is a good fit, the sooner you join the program, the sooner our team can send your prescription to get filled at your preferred pharmacy.

  • Remember that we’re also expanding our medication offerings to include Zepbound and compounded semaglutide. Contact your provider in your Ro account chat if you’re interested in either medication.

Ozempic comes in a prefilled injection pen that contains multiple doses. If prescribed, you (or someone in your household) will select the prescribed dose, then administer the injection under the skin of your stomach, thigh, or arm once a week.

While a routine injection may sound intimidating, the Ozempic pen uses a tiny needle designed to minimize discomfort. You’ll also receive clear instructions on using the injection pen, and your Ro-affiliated provider can offer additional advice.

How to get Ozempic covered by insurance—it’s a very important question! Well, you can consider us your insurance concierge.

Our partners will work directly with your insurance provider to help with the process of determining coverage for your GLP-1 medication, which is paid for separately from the Body Program. Ro does not accept insurance for the Body Program, which is cash pay only. At this time, those with any form of government healthcare coverage (including programs such as Medicare, Medicaid or TRICARE), whether primary or secondary, are not eligible for the Ro Body Program. These plans typically do not cover the type of medication the Ro Body Program may prescribe. Unfortunately, this means that those on Medicare or eligible for Medicare cannot join the Ro Body Program.

While a Ro-affiliated provider may offer personalized guidance for each individual, in general, there are no foods to avoid while taking Ozempic. In fact, our Body Program makes a point to avoid labeling any food as “off-limits,” and instead guides you in finding an approach to food that’s both enjoyable and supports your weight loss goals.

However, if prescribed Ozempic, you might choose to avoid certain foods on days that your doses are increased. Some gastrointestinal side effects like nausea may occur when Ozempic doses are increased, so you might find that it’s best to avoid foods that make you feel gassy or bloated on days that you’re increasing your dose.

All medications carry a risk of potential side effects. Ozempic’s side effects are typically mild and often improve within the first few weeks of treatment. When they occur, it’s usually when doses are increased, then tend to improve once a steady dose is reached. Some of the most common side effects include:

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

  • Upset stomach

  • Stomach pains

  • Constipation

  • Diarrhea

  • Heartburn

  • Acid reflux

  • Belching and gas

  • Dizziness

  • Headaches

  • Fatigue

More severe side effects are uncommon but possible. Serious side effects include:

  • Thyroid cancer—The FDA has issued its most serious warning (called a BOXED WARNING) that GLP-1s may be associated with a type of thyroid cancer called medullary thyroid carcinoma. So far, this side effect has primarily been seen in laboratory studies using rodents, so the risk to humans has not been determined.

  • Pancreatitis

  • Gallbladder disease

  • Rapid heartbeat

  • Severe allergy (hypersensitivity)

  • Low blood sugar

  • Vision problems (diabetic retinopathy)

  • Kidney disease

  • Suicidal thoughts or behaviors

Please see the full Prescribing Information, including the BOXED WARNING, for complete safety information.

Important safety information

What you should know before taking Ozempic.