Health and Wellness Coaching for Hopkins Plan Members in Baltimore

by Michael Reeder on April 25, 2013

Hopkins_MedicineOne program that I am particularly excited about as a new Johns Hopkins EHP and USFHP provider is their Health Coach Program.

This program is open to any member age 18+ and they develop individual plans to assist with:

  • smoking cessation,
  • weight loss,
  • nutrition,
  • fitness, and
  • stress management

Members can contact them directly at 1-800-957-9760 or  Doctors and therapists are encouraged to refer members (and I certainly will) but no referral is necessary.

This coaching is free to members and generally consists of once monthly sessions on the phone for 6 to 12 months.  The initial session is about 90 minutes and subsequent sessions are usually 30 minutes or less.

I spoke with the health coaching office briefly to inquire about their services.  I’m told that they put together individual plans based upon presented needs and what the client is wanting to work on.  They do have access to a dietitian for help with special nutritional concerns although they do not construct exact meal plans for people.  Their coaches have wellness certifications and generally follow the principals of intrinsic coaching.

Many of my clients appreciate a holistic approach from their counselors and therapists, so I’m delighted to be able to refer JHH Hopkins plan members to wellness coaches to supplement our work together.

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