Weight Management

Ro Weight Loss Body Program Reviews: How Much With and Without Insurance?

Liz Clarke, MPH
Liz Clarke, MPH8 Jun 2024
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Ro's GLP-1 program offers a compelling option for those seeking telehealth-managed weight loss solutions through GLP-1 medications. While the convenience factor is high, users must be prepared for substantial monthly costs, especially for branded medications. User reviews highlight a need for improved customer service and medication availability. Comparatively, Ro's comprehensive support comes at a higher price point, unmatched by some competitors like HenryMeds.

CategoryRating
Cost/Pricing3/5
User Satisfaction3/5
Quality4.5/5
Legitimacy4.5/5
On-going Support4/5
Total Score3.8/5

How Ro’s GLP-1 Program Works Differently From Other Programs?

Ro’s Body Program begins with a straightforward sign-up process. Compared to the other programs, Ro leans towards providing branded GLP-1 like Wegovy and Zepbound instead of compound versions (though it does provide that as well). Ro's unique selling point is how it works with insurance to get you approved.

States Availability

Ro's compounded semaglutide is available in 41 states. Unfortunately, it is not currently offered in the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Hawaii
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia

This limitation primarily affects the availability of compounded medications, but can be a deciding factor for potential customers in these regions

Timeline and Procedure

  1. Initial Consultation: Users share their health history and weight loss goals through the online platform.
  2. Lab Tests and Health Assessments: Depending on the health review, a provider may order metabolic testing.
  3. Prescription Issuance: Post-assessment, a provider determines if the patient qualifies for GLP-1 medication.
  4. Insurance Handling: If opting to use insurance, Ro’s concierge team assists with determining coverage .
  5. Ongoing Care: Users receive medication management, access to video visits, and continuous support for $145 per month .

How Much Does GLP-1 Costs With Ro?

The Ro GLP-1 program involves an initial setup cost followed by a monthly membership fee. Here is a detailed breakdown of the costs associated with Ro's program:

ComponentCost
Initial Setup$99 (one-time)
Monthly Membership$145
Compounded Semaglutide$299/month
Branded GLP-1 (e.g., Ozempic, Wegovy, Zepbound)$900 - $1,500/month
Metabolic Lab Test (if required)Included for Quest locations, $75 for home kit

It's important to note that the monthly membership does not include the cost of medication. Those requiring branded medications such as Ozempic or Wegovy must plan for higher expenses if insurance does not cover the medication.

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Liz Clarke, MPH

Liz holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. Her research area is health disparities in the underserved and underserved communities.

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