If you and your child are interested in the Fit for Healthy Weight Clinic program, please talk to your child's primary care provider to assess whether or not the program is right for your child. Keep in mind that the Fit Clinic sees children who are overweight or obese (BMI percentile over 85%) and who have not been able to lower their BMI with help from their primary care provider. For further questions about qualifications and insurance verifications, call the appointment center at (310) 825-0867. We offer a fee-for-service option as well.
To refer your child, please follow these steps:
1. Your child's primary care provider must fax a completed referral form, appropriate lab results (fasting lipid profile, fasting glucose, and AST/ASL—if over age ten or with positive risk factors), and any other lab test results to (310) 301-5391. This allows Fit for Healthy Weight Clinic providers to review your child's health history prior to their first visit.
2. After your child's primary care provider completes step 1, contact our Appointment Center at (310) 825-0867 to schedule an appointment with us and help you with insurance authorization.
3. Before your child's first visit, you and your child will need to fill out a 10-page registration form and bring it with you to the first appointment.
To reschedule your appointment or to schedule a follow-up appointment, please call: (310) 825-0867.
Please plan on the first visit to last two to three hours. The first visit will take longer than follow-up appointments, which allows us to be thorough in our assessments. We will work together with you to make sure your visit is as convenient a length as possible for you.
During your appointment, each member of our clinic team —a pediatrician, psychologist and dietitian—will meet with you and provide a complete assessment and treatment plan for your child. The pediatrician will review your registration form with you, ask for clarifications, and perform a physical exam. The dietitian and psychologist will talk to you and your child about diet, eating and physical activity habits, and other things that can be affecting your child's weight and wellbeing. A personalized action plan will be developed for your child and family. Please note that while parents are usually present for the majority of the visit, a provider may ask to speak to your child by his or herself for a few moments.
Get directions to the UCLA Fit for Healthy Weight Program.
Even if the Fit Clinic cannot see your child, there are still steps you can take to help a child who is overweight. There are also many people who can help.