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Health Coaching

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 are not sure where to start. Your Health Coach will support you in all your health care needs such as Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hypertension and much more.

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. We will review your current medications and lifestyle factors that could be influencing your help.

Eligibility

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.

How to get an appointment

Individuals can self-refer through our website or can phone our intake team. We also accept referrals from GPs and other health professionals via the PCC website, medical objects or emailed to intake@primarycareconnect.com.au

Any other locations for appointments?

  • Primary Care Connect
  • Mooroopna Education and Activity Centre
  • Nagambie Medical Centre

Cost?

This is a free service.

LINKS TO EXTERNAL SOURCES OR SUPPORT NUMBERS
For medical diagnosis and information contact your GP clinic, or call the following lines if after-hours:
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