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Ozempic®

(semaglutide) injection
$ 300

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Helps you feel fuller, for longer.

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A weekly injection to aid with weight loss.

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Prevents large blood sugar spikes.

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Indicated for Type II Diabetes, but commonly prescribed for weight loss off-label

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What is Ozempic®? +

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.

How does Ozempic® work? +

Ozempic® works by slowing the digestion process, which can help you to feel full for longer. Ozempic®, like other GLP-1 receptor agonists, acts like a hormone your body naturally makes to regulate blood sugar and may help support weight loss.

Will my insurance cover the cost? +

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. Currently, those with any form of government healthcare coverage (including programs such as Medicare, Medicare Supplement Plans, Medicaid, or TRICARE), whether primary or secondary coverage 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.

Important Safety Information: Ozempic treats type 2 diabetes but may be prescribed off-label for weight loss, if appropriate. Ozempic may have serious side effects, including possible thyroid tumors. Do not use if you or your family have a history of a type of thyroid cancer called MTC or MEN 2.

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In clinical trials, participants on average lost 15-20% of their body weight with Ozempic and Mounjaro respectively

Licensed Canadian Rocky-affiliated healthcare professionals have the discretion to prescribe it off-label if they believe it is a suitable treatment for a specific patient. Ozempic's impact on blood sugar and appetite regulation may contribute to resetting the biological set point for weight maintenance.
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Is Ozempic right for you?

While safe and effective for most people, Ozempic should be avoided with certain health conditions. Take our quiz and see if you qualify. Take Quiz
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Learn more about potential side effects

Ozempic® may cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach upset. These side effects are usually transient and may resolve once your body gets used to it.
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Answer health questions and complete your online visit +

Share your health history and weight loss goals with us online to get started.
One of our healthcare providers will review your answers and get back to you shortly.

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Take a lab test +

If you're a good weight-loss candidate, our clinician will provide you the appropriate lab requisition. These results will help us determine the best treatment for you.
We can help guide you to your nearest lab.

Within 1 week

Provider writes an Rx +

After reviewing your results, your provider will determine which medication is best for you. We'll tailor a program with the treatment best suited to your unique biology.


Get Your Medication (Starting at $240)

Within 2-3 days

Receive medication +

If you're prescribed Ozempic (subjected to availability) you will receive your package within 2-3 business days.

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Ongoing care and support +

You'll receive access to your licensed clinicians via video consultation or directly from your messaging portal, along with medication management, and ongoing refill support from our pharmacy team.

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Clear instructions are provided, and your prescriber and/or pharmacist can offer additional guidance.

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Got questions?

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How much does Ozempic cost?

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The cost of your Ozempic medication can range depending on your insurance coverage—and we’re here to help with that! As your insurance concierge, our team will work with your insurance provider to determine coverage for your GLP-1 medication. Please note that this medication is paid for separately from the Body Program, which is only available by cash pay and does not accept insurance. Currently, individuals with any government healthcare coverage, including Medicare, Medicare Supplement Plans, Medicaid, or TRICARE, are ineligible for the Rocky Body Program as these plans typically do not cover the medications prescribed by the program. Unfortunately, this means that those who are eligible for Medicare cannot participate in the Rocky Body Program.

Are there foods to avoid while taking Ozempic?

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While a Rocky-affiliated provider may offer personalized guidance for everyone, 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.

How is Rocky responding to medication shortages?

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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. Ro and Ro-affiliated providers are taking additional steps to support new and existing patients on their weight loss journeys. 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. For patients who are prescribed Wegovy or Saxenda and are on their pharmacy's waitlist, our concierge is contacting your pharmacy periodically to check on the status of your prescription. A provider may also make adjustments to a treatment plan for a patient on Wegovy or Saxenda 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. For patients 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 a patient joins the program, the sooner our team can get to work trying to find medication in stock at a pharmacy nearby.

What are the most common Ozempic side effects?

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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 rarer 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.

How much will metabolic testing cost?

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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.

Is weight loss about willpower? Or is diet and exercise enough?

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We hear all the time that weight loss depends on willpower. And that’s just not true. Obesity is a disease, not a decision. Being overweight is about the biology of your body. There are steps that you can take to put science on your side. And we know how.

What are some common mistakes people make when they try to lose weight?

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There are lots of reasons, but here are three: Trying to make too many substantial changes all at once. Going on extreme diets that are hard to maintain. Following a cookie-cutter plan that doesn’t understand personal biology.

Do you prescribe Ozempic for weight loss?

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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.

What is Ozempic’s dosing?

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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. As an example, the lowest dose of Ozempic is 0.25 mg once a week and the maximum dose is 2.0 mg once a week.

How do you take Ozempic?

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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.