The path toward wellness doesn’t happen with the flip of a switch. It is a journey that is best traveled with a guide. That’s why Roane General Hospital has developed a multi-layered programa program that will be personalized just for you. We will provide you with a Prescription for Your Health and accompany you on your way to wellness in a supported environment.
Who Can Participate?
While Prescription for Your Health is especially beneficial to those with a chronic disease or those with multiple health risk factors, any active Roane General Medical Clinic patient that is interested in improving their health is eligible to participate. Other members of the community may also join the program with referrals from their Primary Care Providers.
Prescription for Your Health starts with your Primary Care Provider (PCP), who will provide medical oversight in the development of a personal plan of care. The plan will include goals for improved health factors and a schedule for preventive screenings and wellness checks.
In addition to your PCP, you will work with health coaches and fitness trainers to support your plan. Our health coaches provide health education, while also being a point of contact on a quarterly basis to help monitor progress toward goals. Our fitness trainers work to improve your overall level of fitness in a safe and supervised environment.
Access to Health Education
Health literacy is essential to decisions you make about the health services you receive, the ability to manage chronic conditions at home, and the overall ability to maintain your personal health and wellness. To support health literacy, Prescription for Your Health participants have free access to the following health and nutrition education classes at Roane General Hospital.
- Basic Nutrition
- Healthy Cooking
- Diabetes Management
- Tobacco Cessation
- And more!
Free Access to Medical Fitness
Prescription for Your Health participants will receive an individualized fitness program and have it supervised by one of our qualified staff. Participants will gain free gym access and free entry into any of our group fitness classes. This is an important part of the program as physical fitness is a crucial part of maintaining good health and wellness. Regular exercise and physical activity promotes strong muscles and bones. It will also improve respiratory, cardiovascular, and overall health. Staying active can also help you maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some forms of cancer.