Getting Started

What to expect for the first visit

Medical Weight Management is the comprehensive approach to weight loss and involves much more than just diet and exercise.

It involves the entire makeup of an individual including behaviors, medical and personal background, habits, and overall physiology.

We partner with patients who are ready for a life changing transformation!

Dr Covington Discusses What to Expect at the First Vist

Preparing for the First Visit:


Step 1:

Once your appointment has been scheduled, you will receive email confirmation and an invitation to the Patient Portal.


Step 2:

After following the email link to the Patient Portal select “Check In” to confirm your upcoming appointment

From here you can complete the Patient Intake Form.

The intake is a medical questionnaire and is required prior to your visit in order to help assess your medical and obesity history and devise your specific weight management plan. 

You can save the Patient Intake Form if you can’t finish it in 1 sitting.

Step 3:

Be sure to complete the Medical Authorization Form if you need our office staff to retrieve records on your behalf, otherwise you will be expected to have your most recent medical notes and labs sent to our office from your primary care doctor’s office. Medical records are required in preparation for your first visit.

If it has been more than a year since your last labs, you may be asked to get a new set of labs completed. Dr Covington can order these labs for you or you can have your primary care doctor order labs.

Labs are especially important for bariatric surgery patients, patients on special diets, or any patient interested in a new weight loss medication. 

Step 4

Visit Invoices are sent at the time of  scheduling this is to simplify the payment collection process. It is preferred that you reconcile invoice payments prior to your office visit, unless paying cash

For additional information please visit the FAQ

Abundant Health & Vitality Associates is a CASH BASED clinic, this means that we Do NOT accept insurance for medical care.
We receive direct payment from patients for medical services at the time service is rendered. 
We do NOT see patients with Medicare insurance

New Patient Visit $199 (Special)

Regular Price $250

1 hour in person consultation visit with Dr. Covington. Includes detailed medical and obesity history, nutrition and activity review, extensive body composition, metabolic rate, fat %, muscle and lean body mass measurements. Weight management plan will be discussed and initiated during this visit (contingent on medical records and labs). All patients receive a new patient packet with support handouts and resources. Every new patient receives 10% off coupon for protein and supplement store.


All patients also receive a 15 minute COMPLIMENTARY virtual visit follow-up appointment 


Packages: All include personalized weight management plan
All packages require initial consultation (with exception of VIP Abundant Package)
Packages are not required.
Visits can be purchased “a la carte” or separately.
Packages are great options for patients ready to make a longer commitment or who have more weight to lose
Call office for any pricing not listed
Full package amount due at time of sign up 

Bundle Services and Save up to 10%!


VIP Package 


1 Year
3 visits per month for a year- in person or virtual
Increased patient access. Personalized nutrition and food accountability
Preferential office visits
1 Routine Adult Lab Panel Included 
Two 1-hour Personal Training Sessions 
Includes 1 Complimentary Virtual Visit


3 Month Program

3 visits total (recommend monthly) +

1 complimentary 15 min virtual visit


6 Month Program

6 visits  (recommend monthly) + 1 complimentary

15 min virtual visit


12 weeks recommended

Our Meal Replacement Program! Delicious meal products, snacks, and drinks make it easy and convenient to jump start your weight loss.


3, 6, 9, 12 month options available 

Wellness package for patients who want physician nutrition and exercise supervision and accountability. Can be for improving a weight related disease or other reason. No weight loss medication. This package is a great option for pre-bariatric surgery patients. 

3 month Minimum Required 


6, 9, 12 Month Options Available

Weight maintenance package. For patients who have lost all of their excess weight and want long term continuity and monthly accountability. 6 months recommended to reprogram a new body weight “set point”.

6 Month Minimum Required

Virtual Package – Starting Price $410

Complete Virtual Visit PackageAvailable in 3, 6, 9, 12 month intervals

Ideal for patients who are too far from the office or immobile. Meet with Dr. Covington in the comfort of your home from your computer or mobile phone. 

Weight loss medications are not allowed for virtual only packages. Initial Virtual Consultation  is Required.
Must live in North or South Carolina

Contact us at 704-997-9661 to Schedule Today!