Clinically driven weight loss treatment made easy.

We provide access to world-class healthcare providers who will help you create an individualized treatment plan to give you the care you need and deserve. Whether you're just starting your weight loss journey or hoping to end it for good, we're here for you.

How it works

Provider consultation

Meet with a credential provider who will review your medical information and design a personalized weight-loss program to meet your needs.

Same-day provider visits and prescriptions

Board-certified clinicians with years of experience

Everything happens on your phone or computer

Develop your treatment plan

A provider will guide you to a healthier lifestyle by prescribing you the best medications for your needs.

Access to GLP-1 medications (Wegovy®, Saxenda® and more)

Help reducing your co-pay, FSA & HSA eligible

Pick up at your local pharmacy or have them delivered

Start losing weight

Access your dedicated care team on demand for guidance and support and achieve the weight-loss results you are seeking.

Lose 15% of body weight*

Regular check-ins with your provider

Dedicated customer support

*Citations A 68-week clinical trial evaluated the efficacy of a treatment plan consisting of 2.4 mg of a GLP-1, reduced-calorie diet, and increased physical activity. Patients with a BMI of 30 or ≥27 with comorbidities but without diabetes achieved 15% average weight loss within a year (study).

Hear from the Pine Medical community

I've lost 45lbs in the past four months. I have more energy and I feel great about myself. I love it.”

I started out at a weight of 310lbs, I am currently at 262lbs… This program is by far the best I have ever experienced and I am getting more than my money’s worth out of it.”

My experience has been amazing. Cheaper than you’re going to pay anywhere else.

Customer support has been quick to respond to my questions. I’ve lost about 15 pounds and looking forward to the next 15. ”

We work with your insurance to help cover your costs
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Your care team will come up with a treatment plan that is effective and also meets you where you are financially.*
* We work with your insurance to cover your medical service and medication expenses. You may need to cover some of the cost yourself. Note that our membership fee is separate from the cost of your medical service or medications.
Meet our expert advisors
Amanda G. Powell, M.D.
Chair, Division of Lifestyle Health
Tina Wu, M.D.
Trey Tietz, PharmD, MHA, RPh
Pharmacy Advisor
Scott Kahan, M.D., MPH
Director of the National Center for Weight and Wellness
Our mission is to make the highest quality specialty care accessible to everyone.
Have questions?
Get answers.
How much weight do people lose on average?
In one study, patients on a GLP-1 based intervention lose around 15% of their body weight*
How much does membership cost?
Membership pricing for the program is $9 per month.
What are the medications that your affiliated providers prescribe?
The medications available on our platform include a class of drugs called GLP-1s and alternative medications that are effective for weight loss.

GLP-1’s are powerful, naturally-occurring hormones made by your gut that send signals to your brain to decrease your appetite, improve your metabolic system, and regulate your digestion so you can feel full longer and maximize nutrient absorption.  The GLP-1 medications offered include Wegovy® and Saxenda®.

We also offer alternative effective weight loss medications including Contrave®. Contrave® is a combination of two medications: bupropion and naltrexone. It was approved in 2014 as a treatment to aid with weight loss by the FDA for use by adults who are obese and by overweight adults who have at least one other weight-related condition or illness, such as high blood pressure or type 2 diabetes.

All of the medications we offer are clinically backed and can be effective tools. Your healthcare professional will prescribe what is right for you.
What if my insurance does not cover medication?
If for some reason your insurance will not cover the cost of your medication, you’ll have the option to either pay for the medication out of pocket (typically $30–$1,600/month, depending on the medication) or cancel your Pine Medical membership. Given the cost of ongoing provider support and insurance assistance, we are unable to offer refunds for previously incurred monthly membership fees.
Can I use insurance?
Pine Medical currently accepts insurance for telehealth from members living in California who have the following insurance plans:

 Anthem Blue Cross of California
 Blue Shield of California
 Health Net
 Sutter Select
 United Healthcare

We are actively working on expanding insurance coverage access across more payers and states. Copays vary by plan. See “What does insurance cover?” for more information on medication insurance coverage.

If you do not live in California or have an insurance plan listed above, please go to to, a non-insurance, cash pay alternative.
What does insurance cover?
Depending on your insurance, your plan may cover your telehealth appointments and your medication cost, with applicable copays.

We navigate insurance on your behalf and are able to work with the vast majority of commercial/employer insurance plans in order to get cost-effective access for your GLP-1 medication, coverage for your appointments, and coverage for your labs. Appointment, lab, and medication copays vary by plan.

GLP-1s for most members with commercial insurance is typically around $25 per month after any deductible is met but, at times, and depending on plan, can be higher. Federal payors do not cover GLP-1 treatment at this time. The cost of the Pine Medical membership is not covered by insurance, however it is HSA/FSA eligible.
Who is eligible to join Pine Medical?
Currently, Pine Medical is available to individuals for whom the following apply. We are actively working on expanding access to Pine Medical.

• Live in California
• Have in-network insurance
• Are between 18 - 64 years of age
• Have a BMI that is >30, or >27 with one or more of the following metabolic conditions: diabetes, pre-diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, obstructive sleep apnea or PCOS.
• Who are not pregnant or breastfeeding
• Who do not have an active substance abuse problem, an active eating disorder (e.g., anorexia or bulimia), cancer, recent bariatric surgery (within the past 18 months), active gallbladder disease, are on insulin, have an A1C> 8.0%, a history of pancreatitis in the past six months, or a history of medullary thyroid cancer (MEN syndrome).

The above list is not exhaustive and subject to review by our affiliated medical providers who determine individual eligibility.
What are the side effects of the medication?
The medications that are a part of our platform are called GLP-1s, and are clinically-tested, stimulant-free, and non-habit forming. Side effects are extremely rare, and most individuals who take a GLP-1 do not experience any. For those who do, nausea is the most common, and this typically resolves over the first few weeks of being on the medication.

If you do experience any side effects, you’ll be able to reach out to your Medical Team directly for support. In the most recent clinical trials, less than 5% of people discontinued GLP-1 medications because of side effects.
What is included with the Membership Fee?
The Membership Fee covers costs associated with personal services and tools that enhance your healthcare experience, but are not covered by insurance. Membership services include higher-touch personal services such as digital tools for easy access to platform services, as well as lifestyle and wellness offerings.

You can get limited access to Pine Medical medical services without the membership services.  Please reach out to us at
Cancellation and refund policy
To cancel your membership, please email Given the cost of ongoing provider support and insurance assistance, we are unable to offer refunds for previously incurred monthly membership fees.