St. David's HealthCare

St. David's HealthCare is one of the largest health systems in Texas and Austin's
third-largest private employer, with more than 60 sites throughout Central Texas,
including seven hospitals, four urgent care centers, four ambulatory surgery centers,
and two freestanding emergency departments, with a third set to open in Bastrop this summer.

St. David's HealthCare has a long history of serving the residents of Central Texas
with exceptional medical care. Our 7,500 employees touch over 858,000 lives each
year with a spirit of warmth, friendliness and personal pride.

Visit our main website at

Patient Services 512-544-LIFE (5433)

Insurance and Financing

Many insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid, cover weight loss surgery. However, insurance plan coverage varies, so it is important to examine the coverage provided by your plan.

At a seminar you will learn more about how to find out the answers to your coverage questions, but you can also contact your insurance carrier to find more information about your coverage by asking the following questions:

1. Is bariatric surgery, or weight loss surgery, a covered procedure under my plan?

2. What procedures, specifically, are covered?

3. What are the coverage requirements for my plan?

Some common coverage requirements may include:

  • Body mass index (BMI) greater than 40 or BMI greater than 35 with obesity related  health issues. Find out what your BMI is here.
  • Participation in a physician supervised diet and exercise plan.

4. What are my appeal rights if coverage is denied by my plan?


If you do not have coverage for weight loss surgery, there may be several financing options for you. We will be there to help you navigate your way through the system of finding out what is available and reasonable for you.


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Call 512-544-5433 to register for a bariatric seminar.

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