Applying to the Program

Thank you for your interest in the Obesity Consult Center (OCC).

Your first step in joining one of our programs is to fill out the application form and either fax it back to us at 617 636-2386 or mail it to 750 Washington Street, NEMC #900, Boston, MA 02111. Attention Kathy.

We are experts in the treatment of obesity. Our goal is to help you achieve and maintain a life-long healthy weight. Our treatment team includes behavior health experts, physicians (internists and surgeons), a Physician Assistant and Registered Dietitians.

We offer both surgical programs and physician-supervised/behavioral weight loss programs:

The physician-supervised / behavioral weight loss program is personalized to your needs and has many options including dietary and lifestyle change groups, formula diets (Optifast) and the use of medications. Most of our programs are offered in both individual and support-group formats.

The surgical program offers either the Gastric Bypass or Lap-Band surgery and includes a full behavioral, medical and nutritional pre-op and post-op support structure.

For patients choosing the surgical option, there is a mandatory $400 program fee payable at the time of your first visit.

Even if you are certain of the program you wish to join, please come to one of our monthly 'New Patient Orientation' sessions. Information about our various weight loss programs will be presented by one of our staff. There is no charge for this meeting and no appointment is necessary. Family and support members are welcome. Following this meeting, we suggest that you stay and listen to our patients who have had the surgery discuss their experiences.

Please review the enclosed materials accompanying this letter. Depending on your insurance, you may be responsible for co-pays and/or fees to cover clinic visits and group sessions.

Please be patient. We will get back to you as soon as we can. If you are accepted into the screening phase of our program, you will be called to schedule an initial appointment.

We look forward to the opportunity of working with you.

Obesity Consult Center Staff


•  Orientation Meeting and Bypass Support Group schedule

•  Flow diagram of programs offered

•  Behavioral Charges Fact Sheet also specifics about insurance coverage

•  Application Form (8 pages)-- click to download a PDF version of the form



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