Office of Preventive Health

Information for Professionals



Get Healthy Service is a great way for your patients to be supported to achieve and maintain their healthy lifestyle goals.

All our health coaches are university qualified (including Dietitians, Exercise Physiologists and Nurses). The Get Healthy Service complements the care you offer, helping your patients their healthy lifestyle goals.

What support does the Get Healthy Service offer?

The Get Healthy Service provides lifestyle support to help your patients eat healthily, be physically active, reduce alcohol and achieve a healthy weight. The Service also offers tailored modules, including:

• Standard Coaching
Get Healthy in Pregnancy – helping women gain a healthy gestational weight
Type 2 Diabetes Prevention
Alcohol Reduction program
Aboriginal program
Chinese Coaching


How do I refer?

You can refer to the Get Heathy Service by completing a referral form.
Email completed forms back to us or you can fax to 1300 013 242
If you’re a GP, you will find referral forms in Best Practice and Medical Director Software as well.

 Will I get feedback?

Yes. You will receive acknowledgment once your patient has been contacted and then when they enrol in the program.
If your patient agrees, you will be sent feedback at midpoint and when they graduate – this will include their goal and outcomes.


Get Healthy Service outcomes

The Get Healthy Service is evidence based and the results show.
In general participants have achieved
• An average weight loss of 2.8kg weight
• Reduction of 4.1cm in waist circumference
• 48% of participants lost between 2.5% - 10% of their body weight
• Proportion of participants meeting recommended fruit intake increased from 50% to 74%
• Proportion of participants meeting recommended vegetable intake increased from 12% to 30%
• Proportion of participants meeting recommended physical activity levels increased from 39% to 62%

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