The Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service®, is a free telephone service staffed by qualified health coaches aimed at supporting adults at risk of developing chronic disease to make lifestyle changes regarding:
The Service provides information and ongoing coaching support, individually tailored to the participant’s needs. Participants will receive up to 10 telephone based coaching calls over six month period and will be supported through printed materials, emails and access to a secure website where they can keep track of their goals and monitor their progress. The Service will help maintain motivation, identify problem areas and create solutions for successful lifestyle change.
To be eligible for the Service, the participant must be over the age of 18 years and be a resident of New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory or Tasmania. To ensure that the participant is suitable for the ongoing coaching component of the Service, a number of 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 breast feeding, 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.
A referral form for the Get Healthy Service is also available for Health Professionals. All you need to do is complete the appropriate form listed below and email it to one of the below addresses or you can fax (1300 013 242) it to the Get Healthy Service. This form does not include the medical clearance process and medical clearance may still be required from a General Practitioner.
General Practitioners are being asked to determine the suitability of their patients to participate in the ongoing coaching component of the Service by completing a medical clearance for them. The medical clearance form will be taken by the potential participant to their General Practitioner and the General Practitioner will be asked to determine whether their patient is:
The General Practitioner can then notify the Service that their patient is cleared to participate.
General Practitioners are also being encouraged to refer any client they think would benefit, to the Get Healthy Service. All you need to do is complete the appropriate form attached below and email or fax (1300 013 242) it to the Get Healthy Service. Medical Director and Best Practice templates of these referral forms have been developed by GPNSW.
General Practitioners in Tasmania can access electronic referral templates for Medical Director, Best Practices and Med Tech 32 from the General Pracitice Tasmania website at www.gptasmania.com.au/page/Programs/Get_Healthy_Tasmania
With the permission of the participant, the General Practitioner will be kept informed of kept informed of their patient’s progress with the provision of regular reports from the Service.