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A Health Coach is an expert in the health and wellness field who is trained to help you set and works towards achieving your personal health and wellness goals. Coaches have expertise in nutrition, exercise, tobacco cessation, stress management and general health, so whether you're looking to lose weight, lower your blood pressure, get a better handle on stress, or change up your exercise routine, a health coach can help! A Health Coach is not a physician and does not offer medical advice, but will work with you on setting and working towards your goals—at no cost to you!
You may access health coaches in two ways -
Ready to make a health-related change today? Get started now by using this worksheet to help you set a health goal that is specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound. Having a clearly defined health goal is the first step on the path to successful behavior change.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Why should I work with a Health Coach?
Many people find that they are more likely to set reasonable goals and to stick to a plan when they are "accountable" to someone. Like a sports coach, a Health Coach looks at your current "performance," discusses your strengths and weaknesses, helps you set a realistic goal, and suggests ways that you might benefit from changes in your habits or routines. The Health Coach also monitors your progress and "cheers you on."
Is there a cost for Health Coaching?
No, there is no cost for accessing health coaching services and there is no limit on the number of coaching visits/calls you can have.
Who is eligible for telephonic Health Coaching?
Whatever your health insurance, you are eligible for health coaching if you are an active benefits eligible employee—that is, if you work at least nine months of each year and at least 20 hours each week.
Who is eligible for coaching at Dartmouth Health Connect?
You need to be a patient at Dartmouth Health Connect. Dartmouth College employees and their adult family members who are enrolled in the Dartmouth College-sponsored health plan are eligible for Dartmouth Health Connect. Visit their webpage here to learn more about if they are accepting new patients.
What information does my Health Coach share about me?
Your sessions with your Health Coach are private and confidential. Dartmouth College does not receive any individual data, only aggregate data is collected. Your data is not identified by name, nor is your progress toward your health goals.
When did the in-person Field Health Coaching program end?
The Field Health Coaching program ended on July 31, 2015.
Last Updated: 7/31/15