Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service®

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Are you constantly tired?
Do you want to have more energy to do the things you enjoy?
Do you want to feel healthier and happier?

The Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service® is a free and confidential telephone based service that provides information and health coaching to help you improve your lifestyle in relation to:

• being more active
• making healthier choices
• learning healthier eating habits
• maintaining a healthy weight

Register for the Get Healthy Service® and you get access to the following, free of charge:

• your own expert health coach
• up to ten individually tailored telephone coaching sessions
• an information booklet and coaching journal

Call today, and start a healthy discussion that is all about you

1300 806 258

 

An expert by your side

Whether you want to improve your fitness or lose a few centimetres off your waist, the Get Healthy Service® can help you achieve lasting lifestyle change.

Your free expert health coach will help you:

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• set personal health goals
• create action plans that work within your busy schedule
• maintain motivation
• identify problems and find solutions
• help keep you on track

If you would like a health coach to contact you click here

For more information about the Get Healthy Service® in the ACT, see our Frequently Asked Questions.

Download: Frequently Asked Questions (PDF File - 451k)

For more information about the Get Healthy Service® across other States and Territories in Australia click here

Is Get Healthy for you?

To be eligible for the Get Healthy Service® in the ACT, participants must live in the ACT and be over the age of 18 years.

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To ensure the Get Healthy Service® is appropriate for each participant, a short health assessment is completed. In some cases, a participant’s doctor will need to provide medical clearance.

Read about four graduates and their Get Healthy stories

Download: Get Healthy graduates (PDF File - 506k)

Listen to Carol Harvey's experience with Get Healthy, click here

Listen to Dr Paul Kelly, ACT Chief Health Officer, on the benefits of Get Healthy

Download: Dr Paul Kelly radio interview ( - 1147k)

Your story

If you are currently enrolled, or have completed the Get Healthy Service® and would like to share your story with others, send us an email contact@gethealthy.act.gov.au

For Health Professionals

Medical clearance for participants

To ensure that a participant is suitable for the Get Healthy Service®, screening and assessment questions are asked. This screening and assessment process asks about any recent hospitalisations, chronic conditions, illnesses relating to the heart, lungs or brain, physical conditions, pregnancy or breastfeeding, mental health considerations and special dietary considerations.

If these questions highlight any relevant issue, the participant is referred to their General Practitioner to obtain medical clearance prior to taking part in the program.

The medical clearance form is taken by the participants to their General Practitioner to complete.

Download: GP Medical Clearance form (PDF File - 384k)

Referring patients to Get Healthy

A referral form for the Get Healthy Service® is available for Health Professionals. All you need to do is complete the form listed below and email to contact@gethealthy.act.gov.au or fax to 1300 013 242

Download: Health Professional Referral Form (PDF File - 375k)

This form does not include the medical clearance process and medical clearance may still be required from a General Practitioner.

Download: GP Referral Form (PDF File - 384k)

If you are a health professional and would like more information about the Get Healthy Service®, email contact@gethealthy.act.gov.au


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