After you take your Personal Health Assessment (PHA), depending on your health needs, you may qualify to work with a Health Coach to help build new skills to meet your personal health goals.
There are three different ways you can work with a Health Coach:
- One-on-one Health Coach
- For first time participants. Work with a coach to create your vision of well-being and set a plan in place.
- Group Health Coach
- Participate in a group, exploring specific well-being topics while building skills and support.
- Health Coach Booster
- For those who have worked with a Health Coach before, participate in three sessions focused on specific topics for skill development.
To request the Health Coach Service for yourself, complete the Request a Health Coach Form.
To request the Health Coach Service for your department, complete the On-Site Health Coaching Request Form.
A Health Coach can work with you in person, over the telephone, or via electronic communication depending on your preference. To schedule a meeting with a Health Coach, contact liveWELL.
Coaching facilitates behavior change via a structured, supportive partnership between you and your coach. You will:
- Set both long and short term goals.
- Set action plans and monitor progress in attaining goals.
- Develop strategies to utilize your strengths most effectively and maximize your potential to achieve desired outcomes.
What’s included in the Health Coach Service
- Individualized report from your Personal Health Assessment (PHA).
- Generally, you meet with your Health Coach up to five times over the course of 10-16 weeks in person, via telephone, Skype or via email.
- Follow-up contact at one and three months.
- There may be other programs that will complement the Health Coach service as part of your personal improvement plan.
- The University will pay the program fee for select referral programs including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Personal Training, Nicotine Replacement Therapy or Chantix.
When and Where Can I Meet With a Health Coach?
Health Coach appointments are available between 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. at two campus locations:
- The University Employee Health Clinic (Boyd Tower-UI Hospitals and Clinics), West campus
- The Campus Recreation and Wellness Center (309 South Madison Street), East campus
- Iowa River Landing On-Site Coaching is available each quarter, call liveWELL for days/times.
University of Iowa regular employees, employed at 50% time or greater are currently eligible, including house staff.