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Who is eligible to join Fella?

To join Fella you need to be aged 18-64 with a BMI of 25 and above and covered by commercial/employer health insurance. There are some other medical exclusions which your doctor will discuss with you. We are currently only available in Texas, California, New York, Washington, Illinois and Arizona and will be nationwide soon. If you'd like to get notified when we launch in your State please fill in the quiz.

Why is Fella focused on men?

Research shows men are underserved by existing programs helping patients with obesity get to a healthier weight. When you join Fella, you are matched with a cohort of men like you to go on this journey together.

Why take medication to get to a healthier weight?

Obesity is complex. Far more complex than just "eat less & exercise more". Board-certified obesity doctors regularly prescribe FDA-approved medications, including what are called GLP-1s: glucagon-like peptide-1s. In peer-reviewed research these medications, in combination with lifestyle change, are one of the most effective ways to get to a healthier weight.

Find out more about our medications here.

Are you sure my medications are covered by my insurance?

The medical support team will work directly with your healthcare insurance to try get the medication covered. If there are any issues, we always offer a full money-back guarantee for the program.

What medications will I be prescribed? Are they FDA-approved?

All medications your specialist doctor will prescribe are FDA-approved, and have been scientifically proven to help with getting to a healthier weight. The doctors normally focus on GLP-1 medications (glucagon-like peptide-1s), which have been safely used for type 2 diabetes since 2010. GLP-1s help lower your set point by decreasing hunger, increasing satiety, and regulating hormones. Your doctor works with you here to create the best pathway for you, dependent on your health history and your insurance coverage.

Find out more about our medications here.

Medical Care

How does the Metabolic Assessment & video consultation work?

We connect you with a clinician that specialized in weight loss. If you do not have blood work from the previous 12-months, they will help organize a comprehensive health screening at a local lab. You then talk these through with your clinician to assess your current metabolic health so they can personalize your treatment plan and prescribe medication suited to you. In a video appointment, your specialist clinician will review this screening and your medical history — then answer any of your questions about the treatment plan.

What is included in the lab work?

A comprehensive screening which may include:

  • CBC (complete blood count)

  • CMP (comprehensive metabolic panel)

  • TSH (Thyroid-stimulating hormone)

  • HbA1c (Hemoglobin A1c)

  • Lipid panel

Additional testing may include an EKG (in patients with a history of cardiac disorders and stroke), and a complete thyroid panel depending on your medical history.

Find out more about our medications here.

Medication

Why take medication?

Obesity is complex. Far more complex than just "eat less & exercise more". Board-certified obesity doctors regularly prescribe FDA-approved medications, including what are called GLP-1s: glucagon-like peptide-1s. In peer-reviewed research these medications, in combination with lifestyle change, are one of the most effective ways to get to a healthier weight.

Find out more about our medications here.

What medications will I be prescribed? Are they FDA-approved?

All medications your specialist doctor will prescribe are FDA-approved, and have been scientifically proven to help with tackling obesity. Our weight loss clinicians prescribe a wide-range of weight loss medications including GLP-1s (glucagon-like peptide-1s), which have been safely used for Type 2 diabetes since 2005. GLP-1s help lower your set point by decreasing hunger, increasing satiety, and regulating hormones. Your specialist clinician works with you here to create the best pathway for you, dependent on your health history and your insurance coverage.

Find out more about our medications here.

Is the medication safe?

All medications your specialist clinician will prescribe are FDA-approved, and have been scientifically proven to help with tackling obesity. Our weight loss clinicians prescribe a wide-range of weight loss medications including GLP-1s (glucagon-like peptide-1s), which have been safely used for Type 2 diabetes since 2005. GLP-1s help lower your set point by decreasing hunger, increasing satiety, and regulating hormones. Your specialist doctor works with you here to create the best pathway for you, dependent on your health history and your insurance coverage.

Find out more about our medications here.

How does the medication work?

The clinicians prescribe various weight-loss medications, including GLP-1s (glucagon-like peptide-1s), depending on your personal situation. GLP-1s are naturally occurring hormones that send signals to your brain to decrease your appetite, improve your metabolic function, and increase satiety. Research suggests that people who are at a higher weight show reduction in GLP-1 signalling. The medications that the specialist doctors prescribe work on the same receptors as your natural GLP-1 hormones. Originally developed to treat type 2 diabetes, in 2014 the FDA approved the use of a brand of GLP-1s for tackling obesity in people without type 2 diabetes. The medication prescribed by the specialist doctor isn't a short-term fix. But by safely lowering your set point, the GLP-1 medications available today help you reduce your body weight in combination with lifestyle changes.

Find out more about our medications here.

Are you sure my medications are covered by my insurance?

Our medical team will work directly with your healthcare insurance to try get the medication covered. If there are any issues, we always offer a full money-back guarantee for the program.

Find out more about our medications here.

Fella Program

What does my one year experience look like?

Month 1: STARTING STRONG

- Begin taking your FDA-approved medications, as prescribed by your clinician.

- You and your health coach have met and customized your plan, with regular chat check-ins to see what's working and what could be improved.

- You will have built healthy habits and have a better understanding of what controls your hunger.


Month 2-3: BUILDING BETTER HABITS

- Medications are working to repair the root cause of your weight gain

- You're in close contact with your coach to identify new healthy habits, and stick to them.

- You're growing more confident in your new habits and are more aware of them.


Month 4-6: HEALTHIER, HAPPIER YOU.

- You're comfortable with your new daily habits and can even slip out of them for special occasions without having difficulty picking them up again.

- You feel more self-aware around food, and practice new coping strategies with ease.

- You're seeing your body change and your mood improve.


Month 7+: HEALTHY FOR LIFE

- Your healthy habits are now second nature.

- You have the discipline to maintain your new healthy lifestyle and weight even when times are tough.

- The pounds continue to come off, and you're noticing improvements in energy and confidence at your new, healthier weight.

- On average, Fella Health members lose 5% of their body weight by month 3 and 10% by month 6 (and keep it off).

How does the program actually work?

Your metabolic health is affected by stress eating, how well you sleep, and how much you exercise. Researchers call these the pillars of metabolic health. These are difficult habits to change, but evidence suggests improving these pillars is key to long-term success in staying at a healthier weight.

First we get to know you inside and out with blood work, family history, and more. Then you’ll have a 30 minute face-to-face consultation with dedicated clinician who assess the root causes of your weight, and tailors treatment to you with regular check-ins.

You’ll have regular communications with your personal health coach. They’ll help build a custom plan, and build your confidence to stick with it for the long-haul with texts to support and guide you.

If our clinicians think medication is the right fit for you, you’ll have access to a wide range of FDA approved medications that can help beat stress eating and make you fuller for longer. Flexible payment with insurance and out of pocket options.

What are my interactions with the coach?

You'll work directly with your expert coaching team. They all take their guidance from world-class advisors based on the most effective evidence-backed techniques.

You can message them via text and via the App at any time, and they'll guide you through achievable behavioral tweaks each week.

You'll also see them each work in the psychological strengthening video sessions.

Payment & Insurance

Can I use my HSA or FSA account to pay for my Fella Health membership?

You can use your HSA or FSA funds to pay for your Fella Membership. We can also provide a super bill if needed.

Note: some plans require a letter of medical necessity to qualify. Our medical team can assist you in this.

If the funds available in you HSA or FSA accounts don't cover the entire amount we can split payment between multiple cards.

Are you sure my medications are covered by my insurance?

The medical team will work directly with your healthcare insurance to try to get your medication costs less than $30 per month. If there are any issues, we always offer a full money-back guarantee for the program.

How much does it cost?

We have plans that start as low as $109/mo (for 6-monthly plans). You can see our full range of options here.

What is the refund policy?

Fella Health offers a 6-month money-back guarantee because we believe Health Repair is a long-term process. The 6-month mark, if the program has been followed, is a pivotal moment where long-term results are showing. As we truly believe in our approach to Health Repair, we want to give you the time to work through the program, which is why we’ve chosen a 6-month guarantee.

To see the full terms please visit our Guarantee page.

Privacy & Security

What is your privacy policy?

Please see our privacy policy here: https://www.fellahealth.com/privacy

Do you have a terms of use?

Please see our terms of use here: https://www.fellahealth.com/terms-of-use