Can Costco Make Ozempic Accessible to Everyone?

Costco has good news for those who would like to use the weight loss medications Ozempic(semaglutide), Wegovy (semaglutide), and Saxenda (liraglutide). Starting April 2, 2024, the members-only wholesale club will be teaming up with telehealthprovider Sesame to offer its members specialized care for weight loss. Members will have access to the program for an exclusive price of $179 for a three-month subscription, during which Sesame estimates people will lose about 5% of their body weight. Patients will continue to be billed every three months for the duration of their subscriptions.

According to reporting by USA Today, Costco originally formed its partnership with Sesame last fall when it began offering its members $29 primary care visits and $79 mental health sessions through the telehealth platform. Members were also given access to virtual checkups with a standard lab panel and physician consultation for a fee of $72.

USA Today quoted the co-founder and CEO of Sesame, David Goldhill, as saying that the addition of weight loss services came as a result of patient inquiries and Costco’s realization that there was a strong demand for this type of service.

Excerpted from Healthline

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