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How the body program works

Tell us about your health

Share your health history and weight loss goals with your Ro-affiliated provider.

In four days
Take a lab test 

Your provider will order a metabolic lab test after they have reviewed your health history. You can use your insurance to test at any Quest location (most insurance accepted) or purchase an at-home collection kit through Ro for an additional fee. If you live in a state where Quest is not available, we’ll automatically send you an at-home blood collection kit for no charge. Here’s what you’ll test:

CHOL, HDL, LDL, TRIG: A traditional Lipid Panel that will help us understand your metabolic health.

BUN and CREAT: Kidney function measures to help inform what medication is right for you (if appropriate).

TSH: Thyroid function testing to see if there is a thyroid related issue that could be causing weight challenges.

HbA1c: Used to screen for diabetes and prediabetes, another measure of metabolic health.

If this seems like science jargon, don't worry! We’ll help you make sense of it.

Typically within one week
Connect with a provider 

Your Ro-affiliated provider will review your results to see if medication is right for you.

If it is, you’ll begin the Body Program, which includes: access to medication, ongoing provider care, a personal health coach, and a weekly email with healthy lifestyle strategies.

Takes about 2-3 weeks
Get insurance coverage

Our insurance concierge partner connects with your insurance company to help get the cost of medication covered. Here’s how they’ll do it:

Liaise with your insurance: We know this can be a headache, so the team will take care of communicating with your insurance company. They’ll even handle the paperwork. 

Explore every option: The team will look into the medication options that are right for you. If you get denied for one medication, they’ll look for other options that are clinically appropriate for you.

And, once approved, the team will help find a pharmacy that can fulfill your prescription.

Find solutions to get you started: If your insurance doesn’t cover the cost of your medication, the team will see if there are patient access programs that would help reduce your out-of-pocket cost.

If you want to explore cash pay options, they’ll help you figure out the available options in your area.

Go the extra mile to find medication: First the team will call local pharmacies, but if there isn’t one able to fulfill your prescription, they’ll search for a pharmacy to send you the medication by mail.

Even when there’s a national supply chain shortage, the team won’t stop working on your behalf.

Varies by pharmacy
Find medication

If you move forward with treatment, our partner will go the extra mile to find a pharmacy with medication available.

You’re on your way
Start losing weight

We’re with you every step of the way, from your first shot to your first weight loss win.

Thousands of people are losing weight with GLP-1 medications

Hear from real Ro members who are hitting their weight loss goals through the Body Program. These Body Program members were paid for sharing their stories.

  • “I’ve had some pretty amazing success. I’m down 15 pounds and I couldn’t be happier."

    Sonia, Ro Member

  • “It's really helping handle my cravings better, which is what I really like about this program."

    James, Ro Member

  • “It was like a switch once I started the medication, I just wasn’t so obsessed with food.”

    Chaleeta, Ro Member

Still have questions? We have answers.

The Body Program costs $99 for your first month and $145/month thereafter. Please note that GLP-1 medication is billed separately and not covered in the program cost. Medication cost will depend on your personal insurance coverage, and our partners will work with your insurer to help determine coverage (see more about this in “Do you accept insurance?”).

Due to significant demand, Novo Nordisk — the manufacturer of Wegovy, Ozempic, and Saxenda — expects supply shortages of some of these medications. Novo Nordisk is anticipating that demand for Wegovy will continue to outpace supply. Patients may have difficulty filling Wegovy prescriptions at the lower doses of 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, and 1 mg and Saxenda prescriptions through the remainder of 2023 and potentially beyond. We’ve seen that around half of patients are still unable to get access to the impacted Wegovy doses or Saxenda doses after 1 month of waiting.

We know these supply shortages are frustrating. If you’re prescribed a GLP-1 medication and there’s more than a 30-day delay from the time your prescription is sent to the pharmacy to when it is filled, we’ll issue a credit to your account so that your next month of the Body Program is free. Read eligibility requirements here.

We’re also taking additional steps to support new and existing patients on their weight loss journey. For example, our insurance concierge partner is frequently contacting pharmacies to look for available medication on your behalf. Our Ro-affiliated providers are also reaching out to patients to discuss how to manage their treatment plans in light of the shortages.

For patients just getting started, the first steps of the Body Program, before a prescription is filled, are unaffected by the supply shortage — including taking a metabolic lab test and connecting with a provider to review your health history.

Insurance concierge services for the cost of medications are provided through the Body Program. 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, Medicare Supplement Plans, Medicaid or TRICARE), whether primary or secondary, or federal employee plans are not eligible for the Body Program. These plans typically do not cover the type of medication the Body Program may prescribe. Unfortunately, this means that those on Medicare or eligible for Medicare cannot join the Body Program.

Federal employees who receive their health insurance through the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHB) may participate in the Body Program.

Metabolic testing is required to participate in the program. It allows your provider to understand your metabolism to create a treatment plan that’s appropriate for you. Your provider will look at the following analytes: Hemoglobin, TSH, LDL Cholesterol, HDL Cholesterol, Total Cholesterol, Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN), Creatinine, and Triglycerides.

Depending on how you choose to take your metabolic test, the price will vary.

You can use your insurance to test at any Quest location. Quest is in-network with most major insurers, but out-of-pocket costs will vary based on your insurance plan and deductible. Contact your insurance company to understand your coverage. If you test at Quest without using your insurance, the cash pay price is around $520.

You can also purchase an at-home blood collection kit through Ro for $75.

If you live in a state where Quest is not available (ND, SD, WY), we’ll automatically send you an at-home collection kit for no charge.

If for some reason your insurance will not cover the cost of your medication, you’ll have the option to either pay for the medication out of pocket (typically $900–$1,600/month, depending on the medication) or cancel your Body Program membership. Given the cost of initial diagnostics, ongoing provider support, and insurance assistance, we are unable to offer refunds for previously incurred monthly membership fees.

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