Mommytogirls: it depends on your insurance. mine covers it but some do not. I lost 65 pound in 4 months the first time I took it. It does work but only for a short time and you will gain the weight back if you go back to eating the way you did. My advice would be to establish healthy habits that you can stick with and use the phentermine as that extra push. I think I might start taking it again myself just to get myself exercising...warning you will have EXTRA energy and you wont sleep much.