Aim of the Service
Health Coaching focuses on improving the health and wellbeing of people living with chronic health conditions. It is ideal for people who feel ‘lost’ in the health care system and would like some guidance, or for those who know what they need to do to improve their health but aren’t sure where to start. Your Health Coach can help you to help you make sense of your health care needs and help you to be more pro-active in managing your health.
Primary Care Connect offers the COACH Program which looks at your risk factors for chronic disease and works on bringing these within the national recommendations.
The COACH Program is available for people with:
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) such as emphysema or chronic bronchitis
- Cardiovascular disease (history of heart attack, coronary bypass grafts or stents)
- Chronic heart failure
- Stroke or transient ischaemic attack – ‘mini stroke’
- Pre-diabetes and diabetes
- High blood pressure and/or high cholesterol
For the COACH Program, we will need copies of your recent pathology results and a detailed medication list, so that we can tailor our advice to your needs. You may like to contact your clinic and ask for this information to be sent to PCC, or with your consent we can do this on your behalf.
People (aged 16 years and over) with any other ongoing physical health conditions or concerns are also able to access Health Coaching (Chronic Condition Self-Management). Whilst many of our clients also live with mental illness, please note that the focus of Health Coaching is on physical health concerns.
How to get an appointment
People can self-refer through our website or can phone our Intake team. We also accept referrals from GPs and other Health Professionals.
Any other locations for appointments?
- Primary Care Connect
- Mooroopna Education and Activity Centre
The Health Coaching service is free of charge.