Insurance FAQs

Insurance can be one of the most important factors in moving forward with weight loss surgery. And while most insurance plans cover bariatric surgery, your coverage may depend on your medical history, insurance policy and benefit, or exclusions.

That’s why it’s important to have a discussion with your provider about what’s covered and what’s not. Get the information you need, and if something isn’t making sense, ask them to explain it again or in a different way.

To help you better understand what to expect, here are some common FAQs to consider.


The following health insurance companies recognize CHI Franciscan as a preferred provider of bariatric surgery:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • First Choice Health
  • Medicare
  • Molina
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Shield
  • Tricare
  • United Resource Network

Please note the Franciscan Center for Weight Management does not accept the following insurance plans:
  • Community Health Plan of Washington (CHPW)
  • Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)
  • Medicaid
  • Provider One
  • Regence Healthy Options
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

If you are insured by a plan we do not accept, please contact the Center for Bariatric Surgery at the University of Washington Medical Center at 206-598-2274.
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