Skip to main content

Spotlight!

FREE ZFC Winterim Fitness Workshops

Give yourself a pre-holiday fitness boost! The DCAD "Steps to Success" Wellness Program is offering FREE fitness workshops all next week. Registration is required. For more information, click here.

Free Orientations to Zimmerman Fitness Center

Monday, 12/12 12:10 - 12:50 PM, Thursday, 12/15, 12:10 - 12:50 PM. Register by emailing Carolyn Hooper Goetinck

Bike Share!

Download the Zagster app and start riding! Click here for more info.

Dartmouth Cross Country Ski Passes

Early bird pricing! Check it out here and download an application.

fb insta

 Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram to connect to events, programs, resources and more!

Twitter Health

Twitter Health

Home

Health Coaching

Be a success!  Set your health goal with a Health Coach.

A Health Coach is an expert in the health and wellness field who is trained to help you set and work 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 -

  1. Telephonically through Cigna
      • If you are on the Dartmouth College sponsored medical plan through Cigna, you can call 1-877-459-6150, or call the number on the back of your ID card – 1-800-Cigna-24 - and ask to speak with the Personal Health Team.
        Meet the Team.
  2. In-person through Dartmouth Health Connect (you must be a patient at Dartmouth Health Connect)
      • If you are a patient at Dartmouth Health Connect, reach out to the practice at 603.738.1164 to schedule an appointment with your health coach.  If you are interested in becoming a patient, please visit their website here to learn more about the practice and if they are accepting new patients.

 

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?

Effective 9/1/2016, telephonic health coaching will only be available to those who are enrolled on one of the Dartmouth College Cigna health plans.

 

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: 9/1/16