Heart Care Resources at Group Health

Group Health offers support and resources to help you maintain healthy lifestyle choices.

Nutrition

Nutrition Services can help you understand and follow a diet that meets your own nutrition needs. Our registered, certified dietitians offer reliable nutritional information and counseling to help you make changes in your diet more easily.

Exercise Programs

EnhanceFitness is an exercise program for members in our Medicare plan to improve balance, flexibility, daily functioning, and mental wellness.

SilverSneakers consists of one-hour fitness classes twice a week at participating private health clubs and YMCAs in Western Washington for members in our Medicare plan. As a bonus, participants get basic membership privileges in the club where the classes are held.

Senior Zoo Walkers is a low-cost walking program that promotes fitness and well-being among seniors. Participants meet at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for warm-up stretches and walks through the zoo led by a fitness leader.

Tobacco, Chemical Dependency, and Mental Health

To kick the tobacco habit, Group Health recommends the Quit For LifeŽ Program which offers group and individual phone-based programs.

Behavioral Health Services coordinates all mental health and chemical dependency care for Group Health patients. Treatment is offered for drug and alcohol dependency as well as emotional and mental health issues.

Other Resources

The Resource Line has a variety of printed materials on various heart topics, such as controlling high blood pressure and reducing cholesterol in your diet. In addition, the Resource Line can provide information on classes, support groups, and programs at Group Health and in the community.

Living Well With Chronic Conditions offers six-session workshops for people with chronic conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. Workshops emphasize problem solving, confidence building, and use of action plans. These workshops teach people to use various skills to help them better manage their condition and work more effectively with their health care providers.

Group Health Care Products sells self-care and wellness products that can help you improve your health. These products include low-fat cookbooks and blood pressure monitors.

If you're not sure if you need urgent or emergency care, call the Consulting Nurse Service and speak to one of our registered nurses before or after regular clinic hours. You can also call the nurse with questions or concerns about self-care.


Clinical review by Kristine Moore, RN
Group Health
Reviewed 03/01/2014