The other day, I received an email from someone who had searched the phone listings and the Internet high and low for a Medifast clinic or store near her town so that she could buy some of the products. She wrote in part: “Maybe I’m not looking in the right places, but I just can’t find a Medifast vendor or outlet near me anywhere.” Her experience is not all that rare. I’ve gotten many similar emails from others. In the following article, I’ll explain why, (unless you live in one of the few states that have these clinics), you’re likely better off just ordering the foods directly from the company.
Folks In The Following States Are Able To Buy Medifast Locally: As I alluded to before, there are only a handful of states (that I can find) within the United States which have Medifast clinics. They are: Maryland; California; Texas; Florida; Arizona; Georgia; and South Carolina. Some of these states have quite a few centers (like Texas and California) and some have only a few (like Florida.)
Cities With Clinics Or Centers: For example, greater Texas has centers in Addison, Arlington, Allen, Bedford, Ft. Worth, Garland, Highland Village, Irving, North Richland Hills, and Plano. The Houston area itself has many stores too. Examples are Atascocita, Cinco Ranch, Spring, Sugarland, Pearland, Webster, and The Woodlands. In the Austin area, there are clinics in Cedar Park, Round Rock, and Sunset Valley.
California has centers in San Ramon, Carmel Mountain Ranch, El Cajon, Encinitas, and San Marcus. Arizona is probably the next highest state in terms of center presence with three. They are located in Phoenix, Gilbert, and Glendale.
Maryland (Bel Air, Pikesville), Florida (Orlando and Altamone Springs), South Carolina (Greenville, Easley) and Georgia (Warner Robins, Albany) have two clinics each, as best as I can tell.
Ordering Medifast Online: If you’re like the many folks who don’t have a local center, it’s very easy to order the products on the Internet. The company’s website is very user friendly. Each type of food is separated out individually with a list of the choices, prices, flavors, and nutritional information. The company sells the products both individually or as part of a monthly package. Going with the package is far cheaper in the long run because the costs per meal comes down by a lot. And, it’s tedious to figure out how many packages of individual foods you would need if you were going to be on the diet full time (they want you to eat five of the company’s meals per day for the best results.)
In exchange for buying a monthly package, they will often offer you some very generous coupons, specials, or incentives like some weeks worth of free food. Also, they’ll often throw in free shipping and it only takes a few days to get your order, so it just doesn’t make sense to waste a lot of gas and potentially a lot of your weekend and free time driving to a one of the few and far between centers.