Calibrate was built in partnership with leading minds in obesity treatment and metabolic health with four core program components: a structured curriculum, medication management, 1:1 accountability coaching, and tracking. And it all kicks off with a 30-minute 1:1 video visit with a Calibrate Doctor who will assess your metabolic health and prescribe a GLP-1 medication. Here’s how it works:
BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT
Before you schedule your appointment with one of Calibrate’s board-certified doctors, you’ll complete a Comprehensive Health Intake of your medical history, get lab work done, and enter your baseline weight and waist circumference—all from within the Calibrate app. Once you’ve completed these requirements, you’ll be able to schedule an appointment with a Calibrate doctor for the day and time that works best for you. Your Calibrate Medical Team will review this information prior to your visit to better understand your current health and come to the visit prepared with a treatment plan. It’s also important to be in the state you reside in (as you’ll be treated by a physician licensed in that state) and in a private, quiet space (please no driving).
Additionally, while you wait for your doctor’s appointment, we recommend reading the first two Calibrate classes in your app: the Fundamentals and Method Classes before meeting with your Calibrate Doctor. This will give you a great understanding of what to expect over the course of your Metabolic Reset.
MEET YOUR CALIBRATE DOCTOR
When you join the video visit (which you’ll access via a secure Zoom link in the Calibrate app) your Calibrate doctor will welcome you and review the goals of the visit.
Your Calibrate doctor will review your Comprehensive Health Intake, lab results, and baseline biometrics (weight and waist circumference) with you. They will go through your health history to gain a full understanding of the factors that are most important for your metabolic health and Calibrate plan. They will explain what biometric measurements mean for your health and how levels could change over the course of your Calibrate program. If there are any abnormalities in your lab results, they’ll explain what they mean and walk you through next steps.
DISCUSS THE MEDICATION THAT'S RIGHT FOR YOU
In the appointment, you’ll also learn more about GLP-1 medication. Calibrate doctors prescribe GLP-1s (glucagon-like peptide-1s) because research shows that, in combination with 1:1 accountability coaching and lifestyle changes, GLP-1s are the most effective and safe long-term option for weight loss. Based on your unique health information, your Calibrate doctor will identify a GLP-1 medication that’s right for you. After your visit, our Benefits Navigation Team will work to ensure that you have access to your doctor prescribed medication at $25/month after any deductible is met. This process typically takes between six to eight weeks from the date of your visit. It’s important to remember that the wait for a GLP-1 should not stall you from starting to see real results as you integrate other critical aspects of the program like tracking, coaching, and lifestyle changes around food, sleep, exercise, and emotional health. Check out the Orientation Hub for more information about how you can keep momentum even while you wait!
ONGOING MEDICAL CARE
For medical support beyond your 1:1 30-minute video visit, you’ll have access to the Calibrate Medical Team through structured check-ins released at set milestones throughout your Metabolic Reset. Your Medical Check-ins—which you’ll submit through a detailed questionnaire in the app (not by video, this time)—will include a review of your program progress, your medications, any side effects, and any other health updates or questions you may have. These check-ins will be released based on the time you began your Metabolic Reset and will help inform your ongoing program. Additionally, the Medical Team will also order lab work at the 12-month mark to monitor your metabolic health progress.
If you need to reach the Medical Team at any other time, you can visit the Support Center in the Calibrate app for assistance.
MEDICATION AND INTENSIVE LIFESTYLE INTERVENTION
GLP-1 medications are ground-breaking tools to help people begin to lose weight and improve their metabolic health. As effective as these medications are for obesity treatment, chronic use has not been validated for long-term efficacy. In fact, Wegovy’s® STEP 5 trial’s results that show weight regain at 104 weeks signal the possibility that without comprehensive behavior change impacting underlying physiology, GLP-1s may not maintain efficacy over time.
This is why we intentionally designed Calibrate differently: rather than promising indefinite access to medication, we promise lasting results—at least 10% weight loss by the end of our Metabolic Reset, or your money back.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
- The Support Team helps you access doctor-prescribed GLP-1 medication within six to eight weeks after your visit (but you shouldn’t wait for medication to get started to start the other aspects of the program)
- Continue to progress through the Calibrate curriculum and resources in the app
- Sign the Calibrate Commitment and before attending your first accountability coaching session, which marks your official start of your Metabolic Reset