Refer a Patient
We are now scheduling patients who meet the following criteria:
BMI equal or greater than 95th percentile for age and gender
- Your patient is between the ages of two and 17 years old
- The parent (or guardian) and child have verbalized the motivation to make nutritional and lifestyle changes
- The parent (or guardian) and child are committed to attending a 2 hour initial assessment visit at the Healthy Weight Center
- The parent (or guardian) and child are motivated to make lifestyle changes; success depends on it
In addition to the Helen DeVos Children's Hospital new patient referral form, we ask that you complete a checklist that is available by calling 616.391.7999.
The checklist asks for medical diagnosis, psychiatric diagnosis, current specialists involved in patient care and current medications and doses.
The following are also required to accompany the referral:
Growth charts birth to date (as available)
Lab results within the calendar year (if performed)
Verify patient has had a recent well-child visit with your office as per recommendations
Provider notes related to weight concerns
Current medications and dosages