OSF Saint Francis Medical Center

Peoria, Illinois

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Getting started is usually the most difficult part of any journey. At the OSF Weight Loss Center, our goal is to make the process as simple and smooth as possible. Our highly trained staff will be with you every step of the way to answer questions, lend support and ensure the best possible outcomes. Before beginning any program at the OSF Weight Loss Center, participants are required to complete the following steps on the path to their weight loss goals:

Step One: Know Your Numbers

We understand that losing weight is more than numbers on a scale. Weight loss is a journey that begins by looking at the big picture. Before starting a weight loss program, you will complete a medical assessment with an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) or Physician, to get a clear picture of your overall health. You will also complete a Bod Pod Assessment  which provides a detailed overview of your body composition.

Before scheduling your initial medical assessment, you will need to:

  • Check with your health insurance provider to find out if these services are covered by your plan. All health insurance policies differ, but typically your first visit with the APN or Physician will be billed under Code 99213 as an outpatient provider visit and your dietitian visits will be billed under the Code 97802 (initial dietitian visit) and Code 97803 (follow up dietitian visits).  
  • Request a referral to the OSF Weight Loss Center from your primary care physician.

Once your referral has been received from your physician, a scheduler will call you to set up your initial appointment.  

Step Two: Lifestyle Change for Weight Loss

By the end of your initial visit and medical assessment, you will be able to see the big picture of your overall health. The results of your medical and Bod Pod assessments will help you choose the weight loss program that is right for you. During your initial visit you will discuss available options and customize a plan designed to meet your weight loss goals.

Our weight loss programs include:


Step Three: Keep It Off for Life

In order to help ensure your success after completion of an OSF Weight Loss Center program, we have created support groups tailored towards each individual program. Learn more