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The Duke Lifestyle and Weight Management Center (formerly Duke Diet & Fitness Center) is proud to offer a Duke employee discount for their newly redesigned OPTIFAST® Program.

Duke employees will receive $50 off the 12-week education fee (originally $250) and $100 off the 24- week education fee (originally $500). Must show valid Duke ID.

OPTIFAST® is a highly successful, multi-week (12 or 24 weeks) program that provides nutritionally complete soups, bars, and shakes, and includes:

  • Weekly provider visits, which can be in-person or virtual.
  • Weekly virtual group support sessions led by the Duke Lifestyle & Weight Management Center's nutrition, behavioral health, fitness, and medical experts.

During weekly visits, your provider will monitor your health and weight loss progress. Over time, your doctor and dietitian will guide you to slowly reintroduce food into your diet as you reach your weight goal.

Currently, parts of this program are not covered by insurance, but consultations with your doctor or dietitian may be.

Program Costs (Estimated)

Program – 12 Week
Education Fee* - $250 – $50 Duke Employee Discount Meal Replacement Products Cost Estimate Average weekly cost of $125-$150 Provider Visits** – Billed to Insurance Total estimated out of pocket - $1750 - $2050 plus applicable co-pays, deductibles, etc.

Program – 24 Week
Education Fee* - $500 - $100 Duke Employee Discount Meal Replacement Products Cost Estimate Average weekly cost of $125-$150 Provider Visits** – Billed to Insurance Total estimated out of pocket - $3500-$4100 plus applicable co-pays, deductibles, etc.

Disclaimers

* The program’s education fee is due upon enrollment. Most insurance carriers normally do not cover this cost.
** Provider visits may be covered by your medical insurance. Standard insurance copayments, deductibles and coinsurance amounts are applicable.


Disclaimer

Staff & Family Programs, a division of Duke University Human Resources, conducts an independent review of all potential and existing PERQS establishments through the Better Business Bureau of America (BBB). Duke reserves the right to not publish a discount or discontinue offering a discount for any business at any time if warranted by a negative BBB report and the business refuses to address and resolve the situation. If Staff & Family Programs or any entity of Duke University & Health System receive complaints about a business, the discount can be removed from publication.

This offer is made to Duke faculty and staff for personal use only. Unless otherwise indicated, discount offers expire January 1, 2025. Discounts are valid at time of purchase only. If you experience any difficulties with any discount or service, please contact Staff & Family Programs at staff-family-programs@duke.edu.