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To better support our patients we recently expanded our weight management program and moved to a larger location.

The new facility combines all your weight loss care in one location—including physician and support services, as well as a teaching kitchen and fitness program. Our specially trained dietitians, psychologists, cardiologists, and sleep specialists will customize a plan to help you reach and maintain a healthy weight.

Insurance Information

This location has contracts with the following health insurance companies: 

Commercial

Insurance through your employer

  • Aetna
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna HMO (Open Access)
    • Aetna HMO / Health Network Only
    • Aetna PEBTF PPO
    • Aetna QPOS
    • Aetna Savings Plus
    • Aetna Select
    • Aetna Signature
    • Aetna Value Performance Network
    • Aetna Voluntary Plans
    • Aetna Whole Health
    • Choice POS, Choice - POS (Aetna HealthFund), Choice POS II, Choice POS II (Aetna HealthFund)
    • Elect Choice EPO
    • Health Network Only & Health Network Option
    • International Medical
    • Managed Choice, Managed Choice - Open Access, Managed Choice POS
    • Mercy Preferred Choice POSII, Mercy Preferred Choice Select, Mercy Preferred Elect Choice EPO
    • Mercy Preferred Managed Choice & Mercy Preferred Open Choice (PPO)
    • Open Access - Elect Choice, Open Access EPO
    • Open Access POS, Open Access EPO Plus (Broad) & Open Access POS II (Broad)
    • Open Choice PPO & Open Choice PPO - Aetna HealthFund
    • Peak Preference Select HNOnly on the Altius Network and Peak Preference Select HNOption on the Altius Network
    • Preferred - Open Choice PPO, Preferred Choice POS II, Preferred Select
    • Preferred Elect Choice EPO, Preferred Managed Choice
    • Premier Care - Network & Premier Care Network Plus

We do not participate in the following Aetna plans:

- Not PEBTF HMO

  • First Health Network
  • AmeriHealth Administrators
  • Cigna 
    • ChoiceFund OA Plus
    • Open Access Plus
    • OA Plus
    • ChoiceFund OA Plus with CareLink PPO
    • Choice Fund PPO Network
    • HMO
    • POS
  • Capital Blue Cross 
    • CareConnect – PinnacleHealth ACA Network
    • Comprehensive
    • POS
    • PPO
    • Traditional
    • HMO

We do not participate in the following Capital Blue Cross plans:

- PPO Choice
- Valley Advantage EPO
- HealthAmerica/Health Assurance

  • Highmark Blue Shield (NOTE: standard tier)

We do not participate in the following Highmark plans:
- Community Blue Medicare HMO
- My Direct Blue EPO

  • Independence Blue Cross 
    • Keystone HMO Proactive (Tier 3)
    • Keystone HMO/POS/Direct POS
    • Personal Choice PPO
    • Personal Choice EPO
    • Personal Choice Tiered  (Tier 2)
    • National BlueCard PPO
    • IBC HMO Commercial tier 3 Standard
    • IBC PPO Commercial
    • AmeriHealth PPO & HMO Commercial
    • AmeriHealth Comprehensive Major Medical
  • United Healthcare
    • Unitedhealthcare Navigate
    • All Savers
    • Unitedhealthcare Catalyst
    • Unitedhealthcare Choice and Choice Plus
    • Unitedhealthcare Choice Advance and Choice Plus Advance
    • Unitedhealthcare Options PPO plans
    • Unitedhealthcare Tiered Benefit Plans
    • Unitedhealthcare MD-IPA Plan
    • Unitedhealthcare Student Resources
    • UHC Compass Rose PPO Plan

We do not participate in the following United Healthcare plans:
- Oxford (unless the member has access to choice plus)
- Heritage (unless the member has access to choice plus)
- Erikson Advantage

  • UPMC Health Plans
    • Premium Network Plans (PPO and EPO)
    • UPMC Employees Advantage Network (PPO and EPO) – Tier 1
    • UPMC Employees Out of Area Network
    • Panther Gold Advantage Network (For Pitt Employees) – Tier 1
    • UPMC Inside Advantage – Tier 1
    • MyCare Advantage PPO/EPO – Tier 1
    • Tower Network

We do not participate in the following UPMC plans:
- Partner Network
- Standard Network
- Enhanced Access Network
- Panther Gold Network (For Pitt Employees)
- FEHB Employees
- MyCare Advantage HMO

Medicare Advantage

Insurance for people over 65 years of age or with disabilities.

  • Aetna Coventry
    • Advantra Gold PPO
    • Advantra Northern Pennsylvania Gold HMO
    • Advantra Southeast Prime HMO
    • Advantra Silver HMO & PPO
    • Advantra Silver Plus HMO & PPO
    • Advantra One PPO
    • Advantra Basic Medical HMO
  • Aetna Medicare
    • Aetna PEBTF PPO
    • Basic HMO
    • Choice HMO
    • Gold PPO
    • Premier HMO
    • Silver HMO & PPO
    • Standard HMO
  • AmeriHealth Administrators
  • AmeriHealth Caritas VIP Care
  • Capital Blue Cross Medicare Advantage
    • Blue Journey HMO plans (ALL)
    • Blue Journey PPO plans (ALL)
    • Blue Journey Essential
    • Blue Journey Value
  • Medicare (Advantra)
  • Highmark Medicare Advantage 
    • Freedom Blue PPO
    • Community Blue Medicare PPO (including Signature Plan)
    • Community Blue Medicare PPO Plus – Clinton, Lycoming, Sullivan, and Tioga Counties only
  • Humana (Choicecare Network)
    • Humana Gold Plus HMO
    • Humana Choice PPO
    • Humana Gold Choice PFFS

We do not participate in the following Highmark plans:
- Community Blue Medicare HMO (Signature Plan)

  • Medicare Advantage
  • United Healthcare 
    • Unitedhealthcare Dual Complete
    • Unitedhealthcare Group Medicare Advantage Plan
    • Unitedhealthcare Assisted Living Plan (PPO)
    • Unitedhealthcare Nursing Home Plan
  • UPMC for Life 
    • HMO & PPO (ALL)
    • All Plans Tower/UPMC Berks County

CHIP

Children's Health Insurance Program through the state

  • Aetna Better Health Kids
  • Capital Cares for Kids
  • Highmark CHIP
  • IBC CHIP
  • UHC CHIP
  • UPMC for Kids

Medicaid HMO

Insurance program through the state for those requiring financial assistance

  • Aetna Better Health
  • AmeriHealth Administrators
  • AmeriHealth Caritas 
    •   Pennsylvania
    •   Community Health Choices
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • UHC Medicaid
  • UPMC (Community Health Choices)
  • UPMC for You HMO

Marketplace/ACA Plans

Independent insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act

  • UPMC Health Plans 
    • Premium Network
    • Inside Advantage for Individuals (Tier 1 – Gold, Silver, & Bronze)
    • Tower Network

We do not participate in the following UPMC plans:

- Partner Network
- Standard Network
- Select Network

 

Weight Loss Programs

  • Bariatric Surgery. Our state-of-the-art, minimally invasive weight loss procedures drive faster recovery times and incredible outcomes. Many surgery patients experience resolution of diabetes, as well as improvement in their sleep apnea, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and acid reflux. On average, our patients lose 75% of their excess weight.
  • Medical Weight Loss. Get a combination of customized meal plans and nutritional guidance, as well as medication when needed, through our medically managed program.
  • Healthy Kids & Teens. The new Healthy Kids & Teens Program offers children of all ages weight loss options to take control of their weight and live healthy.

Support Services

Unlike other programs in the region, all our support services are offered in one location for convenient access to care.

Nutritional Services

Licensed registered dietitians will work with you one-on-one or in a group to provide you with a personalized nutrition plan.

Teaching Kitchen

Get hands-on education from our dietitians in our premier demonstration kitchen. You’ll learn healthy recipes that meet your nutritional requirements, along with skills to help you continue your success at home.

Fitness Center

Our state-of-the art gym offers patients a spacious and supportive environment with weights and conditioning equipment. Our specialists will build an individualized exercise regimen that is sustainable to keep you motivated and empowered to achieve lifelong wellness.

Behavioral Health

Learn the skills you need to achieve a healthy body weight through individual consultation and support from our psychologist, who is specialty trained in obesity medicine.

Cardiology & Sleep Specialists

Obesity can contribute to sleep apnea and heart disease. Throughout your weight loss journey, our dedicated sleep and cardiac specialists will diagnose, treat, and monitor those conditions.

Clothing Closet

Try out our free Clothing Closet to supplement your wardrobe throughout your weight loss journey. The closet is stocked with gently used, donated clothing in a variety of sizes. Just give what you can and take what you need.