Costco Launches Exclusive Weight-Loss Subscriptions for its Members

Costco Launches Exclusive Weight-Loss Subscriptions for its Members

Costco memberships now come with a new perk.

The warehouse retailer is now offering its U.S. members access to prescriptions for GLP-1 weight loss drugs through its partnership with Sesame, a direct-to-consumer healthcare marketplace.

The new program launched on Tuesday.

Costco members can now subscribe to Sesame’s weight loss program for as low as $179 per subscription period. Non-members also have access to the subscription but must pay $195 per subscription period.

“We are witnessing important innovations in medically supervised weight loss,” David Goldhill, Sesame’s co-founder and CEO, said in a statement.

“Sesame’s unique model allows us not only to make high-quality specialty care like weight loss much more accessible and affordable but also to empower clinicians to create care plans that are specific to — and appropriate for — each individual patient.”

Because of customers’ interest in weight loss, Costco and Sesame developed the renewable three-month program, Goldhill said in an interview with USA Today.

Under the subscription, Costco members can:

  • Receive three months of clinical consultation.
  • Be able to select a clinician of their choice.
  • Have an initial live video consultation with the clinician.
  • Be able to message their clinician outside of scheduled appointments.
  • Receive a nutritional guide and recommendations.
  • Be guided to an individualized, clinically appropriate treatment program.

Costco first partnered with Sesame last fall when it began offering members a broad range of outpatient medical care for as low as $29.

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