Wellness Institute

Weight Management

Lake Health is leading the way to help you achieve safe weight loss that has long-term positive impacts on your health. We help you lose weight and change your lifestyle. Weight loss and maintenance are very complex, and options for treatment should be different for each person. Our menu of specialized programs include:

Nutrition Counseling 

Nutrition Counseling provides flexible, yet realistic therapeutic diet plans. A therapeutic diet plan is different from a traditional diet because it is tailored to fit your specific nutrition or weight-loss needs. Your physician will determine your therapeutic need and may refer you to Nutrition Counseling to restore your nutrition or prevent future nutrition issues. Therapeutic needs include high blood pressure, gastrointestinal problems, high cholesterol, food allergies or intolerances and more. We can help manage any therapeutic need, with the exception of diabetes and kidney disease, which are managed by the Community Health Center staff. 

Scheduling Procedures

A physician referral is required. Your physician needs to fill out the Nutrition Counseling Referral Form and return it to the Wellness Institute before your first visit with the dietitian. You are responsible for scheduling your outpatient visits at the Wellness Institute. If your physician refers you to Nutrition Counseling but you can’t afford the fees, please contact your doctor to discuss the issue. Credit arrangements can be made through the hospital.

To schedule your visit, please call the Wellness Institute at 440-375-8735, Monday through Friday. Please bring all of your insurance forms and cards to your first visit with the dietitian.

Reimbursement Procedures

You are responsible for checking on insurance coverage. Lake Health will submit a Nutrition Counseling Referral Form with the physician's signature, which authorizes the service and helps documents medical necessity for the referral, as well as the hospital bill for counseling services to your insurance company.

If your insurance company will not cover visits to a dietitian, you will be asked to pay the fee at each visit. Fees can be paid by cash, personal check, MasterCard or Visa.

The Weight Management Clinic is located in Suite 201 of the Physician Pavilion at TriPoint Medical Center. If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, please give us 24-hours notice at 440-375-8735. 

For more information on this service, please call the Wellness Institute at 440-375-8735.