We’ve teamed up (no pun intended) with The COACH Program to bring you a free one-on-one support program for dealing with conditions like type 2 diabetes, heart disease and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
- COPD includes things such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
- Heart disease includes things like heart attacks, stroke and heart failure.
What’s The COACH Program?
It’s a proven (that’s evidence, not fads!) health coaching program provided over the phone and by regular written communication. What you get is help to manage and prevent health conditions.
Is there a coach?
Yes there is. You’ll get a trained health coach who supports the care you get from your GP or other medical professional. Together, you’ve got a solid team to help or prevent a health condition. Sound pretty good?
Who will it help?
The program is for members who have lifestyle risk factors like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, poor nutrition, excess weight or who are already suffering a long-term condition such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes & COPD.
How does it work?
Once you’re paired up with your coach, they’ll work with you over five coaching sessions to help you understand your risk factors, tackle your condition and improve your lifestyle.
Together you’ll help reduce your risk factors over a six-month period and discuss important health info to keep you on track.
How will it help?
Guided by some of the top evidence, The COACH Program can help you:
- manage your medications
- find your gaps in treatment
- reach cholesterol, blood pressure and glucose level goals
- reach and keep a healthy weight
- up your daily activity level, even if it’s just a short brisk walk
- quit smoking
- find the right diet to manage your condition
Who’ll have access to my personal info?
Will it make my cover cost more?
Not at all. If you hold one of our hospital covers (except Bronze and Basic Hospital (Basic Plus) which aren't eligible) and have already served your 2-month waiting period it won’t cost you a thing – it doesn’t affect your premium with us either!
Does this sound like you? If you feel you need to take a positive step forward and would benefit from The COACH Program, give us a buzz or shoot us an email. Better yet, why not ask our friendly team of experts who are always super happy to help members?
*You need to have one of our hospital covers (except Bronze and Basic Hospital (Basic Plus) which aren't eligible) and have already served your 2-month waiting period to use this program.