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Duke Diet & Fitness Center Prices and Fees

The Duke Diet & Fitness Center program is an extensive health care encounter, which is outside the scope of what most insurance providers consider traditional levels of medical services, and is therefore not usually covered by insurance.

The cost of a weight-loss program may be tax deductible as a medical expense when prescribed by your physician to treat obesity. Check with your tax professional or visit www.irs.gov for additional information.

Medical savings accounts, flexible spending accounts, and health reimbursement arrangements may also be used for reimbursement of obesity treatment expenses based on your doctor’s recommendation.

Consult with your tax advisor to determine if the fees are deductible.

Specialty consultations for evaluations and services beyond those available at the Duke Diet & Fitness Center may be available at the clients' expense. Clients who would like specialty appointments are encouraged to notify us at least two months in advance of their visit to allow sufficient time for scheduling.

Fees

 Price
One-Week Program $2,685
Two-Week Program $4,925
Three-Week Program $6,600
Four-Week Program $7,585
Additional Weeks After completion of four-week program, you may add additional program weeks for a fee of $865 per week.

These rates apply to new clients and those who have not participated in a DFC program in the last three years.

PLEASE NOTE: New Clients that complete a total of four weeks on the Diet and Fitness Center (DFC) residential program within a two year time period will be considered a graduate client. Weeks can be consecutive [or *non-consecutive]. 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

The Diet & Fitness Center core program includes:

  • A thorough medical evaluation with a clinician, including a history, physical exam, and basic laboratory testing¹
    Note: Depending on your medical history, an exercise tolerance test ("stress test") may be required to assure safe participation in our exercise program. Typically a stress test would be covered by your health insurance.
  • Assessments with nutrition, fitness, and behavioral health staff
  • Complete use of facilities (as permitted by exercise prescription from the DFC medical staff)
  • Weekly group review session with medical, fitness, nutrition, and behavioral health
  • Classes and program materials
  • A complimentary personal training session
  • Monday through Friday - three meals and healthy snacks; Saturday and Sunday- Breakfast & Lunch

 

*Non-Consecutive program weeks include:

  • A medical reassessment, including a focused history, physical exam, and laboratory testing.
    Note: depending on your medical history, an exercise tolerance test ("stress test") may be required to assure safe participation in our exercise program. Typically a stress test would be covered by your health insurance.
  • Complete use of facilities (as permitted by an exercise prescription from the DFC medical staff)
  • Weekly check-ins with medical, fitness, nutrition, and behavioral health
  • Classes and program materials
  • Monday through Friday - three meals and healthy snacks; Saturday and Sunday- Breakfast & Lunch
    * Please call an Admissions Specialist for more information.

 

Reservation and cancellation policies for new and return-new clients

Graduate Program Information

The DFC Graduate Program is for clients who have completed a total of four new client weeks on the DFC residential program within a two year time period and includes:

  • A medical reassessment, including a focused history, physical exam, and limited laboratory testing²
    Note: depending on your medical history, an exercise tolerance test ("stress test") may be required to assure safe participation in our exercise program. Typically a stress test would be covered by your health insurance.

  • Complete use of facilities (as permitted by an exercise prescription from the DFC medical staff)
  • Weekly check-ins with medical, fitness, nutrition, and behavioral health
  • Classes and program materials
  • Monday through Friday - three meals and healthy snacks; Saturday and Sunday- Breakfast & Lunch

Graduate Program Fee: $865 per week

¹ Basic laboratory testing includes comprehensive metabolic panel, TSH (thyroid), hemoglobin, and fasting lipid profile. Clients who stay two weeks or longer also receive a lipid profile at the end of their stay.
² Limited laboratory testing includes comprehensive metabolic panel and lipid profile. Graduates who stay two weeks or longer may also receive a lipid profile at the end of their stay.

Additional Programs

Support Program
Fee: $780 per week
Clients may choose to bring a family member or friend along to support them in their lifestyle change endeavors. This program includes lectures, all meals, and use of the gym and pool (provided there are no medical restrictions). Individual assessments, medical testing, and some pool classes are excluded from the support program. All other services, including personal training and massage sessions, are available for an additional fee. Please see the criteria for support at dukedietandfitnesscenter.org or call 800-235-3853.

Dietician on Demand
Fee: Three-Month: $425, Six-Month: $750
Dietitian on Demand is an at-home nutrition support program for those who have attended our residential program. It provides nutritional guidance, accountability, and on-demand access to a dietician's advice based on your schedule. The program includes five monthly e-mail or telephone inquiries to your designated dietician, a monthly nutrition support phone call (30 minutes) to evaluate nutrition progress, and a five-day food record analysis with specific recommendations for improvement.

Important Additional Information

Weekends
On Saturdays and Sundays, the gym is open from 8:00am to 4:00pm, and the pool is open Saturdays from 9:00am to 3:00pm and Sundays from 10:00am to 3:00pm for exercise. You will have the option to purchase your weekend dinner "to-go" meals.

A medical provider is on-call for urgent matters.

Lodging
Program fees do not include lodging. Our admissions coordinators will provide you with a list of local housing options. Please note that you are responsible for arranging your own accommodations. For more information about Travel and Accommodations >>

Health Insurance/Reimbursement for Services
Services at the DFC are generally outside the scope of what most insurance providers consider traditional levels of medical services, and are therefore not usually covered by insurance. The cost of a weight-loss program may be tax deductible as a medical expense when prescribed by your physician to treat obesity. Medical savings accounts, flexible spending accounts, and health reimbursement arrangements may also be used for reimbursement of obesity treatment expenses based on your doctor's recommendation. Consult with your tax adviser to determine if the fees are deductible.

Specialty Consultations
Specialty consultations for evaluations and services beyond those available at the DFC may be available at the client's expense. Clients who would like specialty appointments are encouraged to notify us at least two months in advance of their visit to allow sufficient time for scheduling. Exercise testing may be recommended or required for an additional fee.

Note: All prices are subject to change.

PROGRAM DISCOUNTS

Companion Program
When two new participants register for a two-, three-, or four-week program together, each is eligible for a discount of 10 percent off the program fee.  Participants may select different program lengths.

Seasonal Promotions
Please inquire about potential seasonal promotions.

Note: Companion program discount cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions.

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LEARN MORE: For more information or to speak to an admissions coordinator, call 1-888-313-7174 or use our online contact form.