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Mercy Health Coach Program

Nationally-acclaimed care from health coach experts.

Mercy’s leadership in quality and preventive care has earned national recognition and proven success. Mercy’s distinctive, award-winning health coach program is a ground-breaking approach to optimizing the health and well-being of patients of all ages.

What is a health coach?

Mercy health coaches are licensed, registered nurses who work with primary care doctors to provide one-on-one care to help patients set and achieve health care improvement goals.

Who do health coaches help?

Health coaches are available to work with patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease or high blood pressure, to provide education and support during the journey to a healthier lifestyle.  In addition, health coaches also remind patients when it is time for their regular health screenings and wellness exams.

How does the health coach program work?

Health coaches work with patients to create a customized health care improvement plan to meet each individual’s specific needs. The plan may include education about specific conditions or risk factors, healthy eating tips, an exercise plan or a timeline for follow-up visits.  Most importantly, health coaches provide ongoing support to patients as they make changes to improve their health.

Where can I find a health coach?

Health coaches are stationed at Mercy family practice, internal medicine and pediatric and are available to help all patients.  To schedule an appointment with a health coach, simply call your regular doctor’s office and ask to speak with the health coach.

What is the cost of health coach services?

Services provided by Mercy health coaches are free to patients who visit a Mercy primary care doctor.

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