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Weight Management FAQs

  • Q: What kind of insurance is accepted?
    A: 

    Insurance coverage varies by plan.  Companies will likely require pre-authorization and referrals from the child's primary care provider for these services.  It is each family's responsibility to understand their own coverage and requirements.  We will bill your insurance company for the services and collect co-pays and deductibles at the time of service.  Arkansas Children's Hospital does provide financial assistance to families that qualify as part of its commitment to providing the highest quality pediatric health care.  For more billing information, contact 501-364-2500.

  • Q: Will I be on a diet?
    A: Our program will not place a patient on a specific diet.  Our program is customized to individual needs. We will NOT use meal substitutes, drinks, or diet pills.  We work with the individual and family to improve food and drink choices, exercises, and behaviors by educating on preferences and setting short term goals. 
  • Q: What if I do not think the Treatment Track Program will be right for me or my child/adolescent?
    A: If the child or family is not ready to make a commitment to a healthier lifestyle, the Weight Management Clinic will provide an information packet. The packet will include diet and exercise recommendations for the child and family to start at home as well as other resources to help motivate them.
  • Q: How are follow-up appointments scheduled?
    A: 

    Follow-up appointments will be based upon the specific treatment track a patient is placed into. All follow-ups for the track will be scheduled after the initial appointment.

Arkansas Children's Hospital
1 Children's Way
Little Rock, AR 72202-3591

Call: 501-364-4000

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