Referring Patients to Strong4Life

For patients who require additional clinical attention, refer them to one of our Strong4Life Clinical Treatment Programs.


The Strong4Life Clinic is a multidisciplinary program for families struggling with weight and weight-related health issues. Offering both medical and surgical treatment options, our family-centered, motivational approach begins with complete medical assessments of obesity-related illnesses, nutrition, physical activity and mental health support needs.


  • Patients with a BMI greater than the 85th percentile with a weight-related comorbidity
  • Patients with a BMI greater than the 95th percentile with or without a weight-related comorbidity
  • Families motivated to participate in more intensive program

  • Patients with a BMI greater than 35 with major weight-related comorbidity
  • Patients with a BMI greater than 40 with minor weight-related comorbidity
  • 95% skeletal maturity or Tanner stage 4 or 5

To make a referral to the Strong4Life Clinic, please fax to 404-785-9111:

  • Patient demographics
  • Clinic notes
  • Growth charts
  • Recent lab work

If your patient is eligible and interested in bariatric surgery, please indicate so on the patient's referral.

Once we receive your documentation, we will send the family a new patient packet, welcoming them to the Strong4Life Clinic. They can also complete new patient paperwork online.


For your patients who do not meet the criteria for the Strong4Life Clinic but are interested in weight management counseling, view a list of registered dietitians who have participated in Strong4Life training.


Camp Strong4Life provides a unique opportunity to help jump-start a healthier future for kids who are 8 to 12 years old with a BMI greater than the 85th percentile. Kids spend a fun-filled, action-packed week with our clinical team, including dietitians and exercise physiologists, learning to set healthy goals and incorporate them at home.

Your patient is a good candidate for Camp Strong4Life if they:

  • Are 8 to 12 years old.
  • Have a BMI greater than the 85th percentile.
  • Can commit to one full week of overnight camp at Camp Twin Lakes in Winder, Georgia.

If you're interested in referring a patient or receiving camp promotional materials for your office, email us at CampStrong4Life@choa.org.