MOVE! Weight Control Program - VA San Diego Healthcare System
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VA San Diego Healthcare System


MOVE! Weight Control Program

MOVE! is a national comprehensive weight management program established for veterans with a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or greater). Eligible veterans seeking assistance with weight loss and/or improving their health status will benefit from the following:

New Patient Orientation

  • Required for new or returning patients who have not participated in the past 2 years
  • Onsite orientation-La Jolla, Mission Valley, Oceanside
  • CVT orientation-Chula Vista, El Centro & Escondido

Education Options (after completion of orientation)

  • 8-week MOVE classes (La Jolla, Mission Valley & Oceanside) or
  • Diabetes MOVE classes (La Jolla) or
  • Flexible once/month Weight Control Education (Chula Vista only) or
  • 90-day TeleMOVE At-Home Weight Loss Program (Telehealth services)

Program Focus

  • Health and wellness for healthy eating, physical activity and behavior change
  • Self-management tools provided
  • Setting SMART achievable goals

Information/Registration: Now accepting Self-Referrals. Call 858-552-8585 x4360 or 1-800-331-8387 (VETS) ext. 4360 for an Orientation Appointment.

*A Referral from your Primary Care Provider is required for any of the following:

  • Requesting onsite El Centro orientation via TeleConferencing
  • Active or recent history of alcohol or substance use
  • Hospitalization within last 30 days
  • History of weight loss surgery

Contact Info


  • San Diego VAMC

Contact Number(s)

  • 858-552-8585 Ext. 4360

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.