How Do You Get Wegovy at an Affordable Price?
Wegovy® can be difficult to afford without insurance coverage; it is expensive out of pocket (over $1000 per month). Check with your insurance company to see if this medication is covered and if a prior authorization will be needed. If it is not covered, your FORM medical provider can help you find an alternative medication. Another option is to discuss this lack of coverage with your benefits manager at your job’s human resources department (or wherever the policy is through) and ask them to request an exception through their plan’s policy or opt in for obesity medication coverage in their company wide policy.
Some pharmacies, clinics, and websites offer a “compounded” version of Wegovy (or other weight loss medications) as a lower cost option, but these are not a recommended alternative. These compounded drugs have not been evaluated by the FDA, so consistency and safety from batch to batch cannot be assured and there have been reported issues of purity. It’s also possible these medications contain other medications that are not FDA-approved or shown to be safe. You can learn more about the safety concerns surrounding compounded weight loss drugs here.
Learn more about how FORM doctors prescribe Wegovy to help patients achieve their weight loss goals.
Wegovy® is a registered trademark of Novo Nordisk A/S.
Nathaniel Pedley, MD
Dr. Nathaniel Pedley is an internist and obesity medicine specialist who is passionate about supporting patients in achieving their health goals. He attended Amherst College in Massachusetts for undergrad, and completed a post-baccalaureate in pre-medical studies at Columbia University. He continued at Columbia University for medical school and went on to complete his residency in internal medicine at UCLA where he served as a Project Lead for the UCLA Department of Medicine Quality Team and a peer mentor to junior residents.