Frequently Asked Questions

"How much does Brenner FIT cost?”

This program operates like a traditional doctor’s office. Visits are billed to your insurance, including Medicaid, only when you see our doctor, which will be about every four months. For more specific questions about cost, please call us at (336) 713-2348.

“Who needs to come to appointments?” 

You, your child and any caregivers/family members that are involved in your child’s daily life are invited to the orientation and initial team visit. Future visits typically include one or more parents/caregivers and the child depending on their age. Younger children can usually stay in school or at home for visits while older children (late middle school and high school) can come to visits since they are more involved in choices with food, activity and routine.  Changes involving the whole family are best made with everyone’s involvement.

“Who will my child/family meet with?"

At your child’s first visit, the whole family will be meeting with a Physician, Activity Specialist, Dietitian, and Counselor. You and your child will follow up with these team members as needed. Referrals to other specialists may be made.

As we are a teaching institution, we may have students and other trainees spending time with us for some of your visits, but along with your specific Brenner FIT team.

“How often will my child and family need to come back?”

The need for follow-up is determined based on your family’s needs. Typically, families are seen every 3-4 weeks for about 6 months. 

“What happens when my child’s health improves?”

You will continue seeing your child’s primary medical doctor for regular care. However, if your child is in need of Brenner FIT care as they grow older, you are always welcome to call us to make an appointment.

"What is the typical length of an appointment?"

Your family’s first visit to Brenner FIT lasts about 2 hours. Depending on the people that your child will meet with, follow up appointments generally take 45 minutes to 1 hour.

"How long will our family be in the program?"

Brenner FIT is a 6 month long program. After 6 months is completed your family is welcome to continue participating in Brenner FIT as long as you need support.