Many insurance companies have their own specific guidelines for determining whether weight loss surgery will be covered. And most insurance companies require that you meet certain guidelines before they will approve the coverage.

Since insurance plans vary, be sure to familiarize yourself with your:

  • Medical Review Process
  • Levels of Coverage
  • Deductibles
  • Co-payments

Memorial Hermann accepts most insurance plans. However, this is not a guarantee that your insurance company will cover weight loss surgery. Your NewStart surgical lead coordinator can help you determine whether your policy covers the surgery and if your plan has any specific requirements.

Verify Your Insurance for Free

Our program offers FREE, no-obligation insurance verification. We will connect you with an affiliated surgeon’s office to determine whether your plan includes coverage for weight loss surgery. Simply provide us with information about your health and insurance plan and we'll do the rest.

Verify Your Insurance

Insurance Affiliates

Memorial Hermann Health System accepts most major health plans. Refer to Health Plans for a list of those we accept, and check with your health insurance carrier for final determination regarding specific covered services. We are committed to working with your doctor, insurance provider and employer to provide you full access to our health care services.

Health Plans

System-Wide Contracts Type of Insurance
AARP Medicare Complete HMO
Aetna HMO Indemnity PPO POS
Aetna Workers' Comp Access Workers' Comp
Alliance Work Partners PPO
Amerigroup CHIP HMO
Amerigroup Texas - Star HMO
Amerigroup Texas - Star +Plus HMO
Amerivantage HMO
Anheuser Busch EAP PPO
BCBS Health Select POS
Beech Street PPO
Best Doctors PPO
Blue Bell Creameries PPO
Blue Cross of Texas PPO POS HMO (HMO Blue TX)
Indemnity (Traditional)
Bravo Health HMO
Brazoria County Indigent Health Care Program HMO
Cigna Behavioral Health HMO
Cigna Lifesource Organ Transplant HMO
Cigna Organ Transplant Network PPO
Coastal Comp HealthNetworks Workers Comp
Coventry Health Care/First Health PPO
Coventry Medicare Advantra PPO
Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services PPO
Definity - United Healthcare Choice Plus POS
Definity - United Healthcare Options PPO
Embassy of Kuwait (Memorial International Patient Care Network) PPO
Employers Health Network PPO
Evercare Medicare Advantage- Plan CH HMO
Evercare Medicare Advantage- Plan DH HMO
Evercare Medicare Advantage- Plan MH HMO
Galveston County Indigent Program  
Galaxy Health Network PPO EPO
Golden Rule - Healthsmart PPO
Golden Rule - United Healthcare Choice Plus POS
Golden Rule - United Healthcare Options PPO
HAS Premier/TriSurant PPO
Healthsmart Preferred Care PPO
HealthSmart Accel Network Restricted Discount Product
Healthlink PPO
Heartland Hospice PPO
HMO Blue Texas HMO
Houston Hospice PPO
Humana HMO PPO
Humana Choice PPO PPO
Humana National POS-Open Access POS
Innovative Resource Group/APS Healthcare PPO
Independent Medical Systems (Integrated Medical Systems) EPO PPO
Interface EAP PPO
Interplan Health Group PPO
Jefferson County Public Health Dept HMO
KelseyCare Advantage HMO
Magellan PPO
Medcorp SW PPO
Medicare Part A Indemnity
Medicus--(International) PPO
Molina Healthcare STAR HMO CHIP
Meximed S.A.DE.CV PPO
Mhealth PPO POS
MHealth Unicare PPO
Molina Healthcare STAR HMO CHIP
Montgomery County Hospital District Health Care Assistance HMO
Multiplan National Provider Network PPO
National Choice Care WorkComp PPO
National Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (International ONLY) PPO
National Transplant Network PPO
Odyssey Hospice Baytown PPO
Odyssey Hospice Houston PPO
Pacificare SignatureElite PPO
Pacificare SignatureElite Plus PPO
Pacificare SignatureValue HMO
Pacificare SignaturePOS POS
Pacificare SignatureFreedom Self Directed Health plan
PCCM - Primary Care Case Mgmt STAR HMO
Private Healthcare Systems PPO POS
Private Healthcare Systems Savility PPO
Provider Select, Inc. (Provider Strategies) PPO
Quality Health Management (QHM) PPO
Secure Horizons HMO
Superior - Fostercare HMO
Texan Plus HMO
Texan Tribute HMO
Texan Value HMO
Texas Children's Health Plan CHIP HMO
Texas Healthcare Foundation Worker's Comp
Texas HealthSpring HMO
Texas True Choice PPO
Three Rivers Provider Network (TRPN) PPO
Traditional Medicaid Indemnity
Tricare Standard/Champus Indemnity
United Behavioral Health PPO
United Healthcare STAR HMO
United Healthcare PPO POS HMO
OptumHealth PPO
UnitedHealthcare - Texas CHIP HMO
Universal Healthcare of TX POS HMO
(Medicare Masterpiece Texas HMO-POS)  
University of Houston Sports Medicine PPO
US Family Health Plan (USFHP) HMO
USA Managed Care Organization PPO
Value Options PPO
Vitas Hospice PPO
Wellcare HMO
Whole Foods Market Worker's Comp
WorkLink Worker's Comp

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Thank you for your inquiry and congratulations on starting your weight loss journey with us. If you're ready now, you can move on to the referral request step, or you will be receiving an email from us shortly with a link to the form that you can submit at your convenience.

We are committed to providing you with all the information you need to decide whether bariatric surgery is right for you. Our NewStart Care Concierge Team is here to help you through the entire process from choosing a surgeon to post-surgery support.