Personalized Health Coaching Services
One on one telephonic coaching is available to benefit eligible GVSU faculty, staff and spouses at no cost to the member. Topics range from weight and stress management to nutrition. Members contact their provider directly and set goals to accomplish desired behavior changes. Qualified Health Coaches help direct and provide resources to help members meet their goals in a confidential and personalized manner.
Priority Health members sign up now by emailing
firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the 1-800 number on the back of your insurance card.
Priority Health Health Coaches will be on campus in 2017:
- Pew Campus (Seidman 1056): Wednesday, February 22, 6:30am – 12pm (15 minute sessions)
Health Coach: Kelly Machiorlatti
- Allendale Campus (KC 2259): Thursday, February 23, 7am – 12pm (15 minute sessions)
Health Coach: Kris Rich
Register for your appointment now by logging in to priorityhealth.com, clicking the “Your events” box on the right side of the page, clicking the “Wellness event schedule” link and selecting the upcoming event you’d like to register for. Please note, the onsite coach may be different than one you may have already engaged with over the phone.
Questions? Contact Customer Service by calling the phone number on the back of your ID card. We’re available Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday 8:30 a.m. – noon (Eastern Time). Or go to priorityhealth.com and click on “Contact us.”
“I just got done working with a Priority Health Coach that has been extremely helpful and encouraging. Her name is Amy K.-Sr. Health Coach-Wellness. This is a great benefit to us GV employees and would encourage anyone to partner up with one of these health coaches. I have worked with Amy for the past year (on and off) and have learned so many healthy eating tips and ways to be more active”.
–Barbie Young, Academic Coordinator- Anthropology Department
"With the help of my Health Coach I have been able to set goals and reach them. I am now able to do the things I enjoy. I am back on the racquetball court and by the end of the summer I could ride my bike 7 miles.
-Rosie Blakeslee, Systems Analyst
Additional GVSU Faculty and Staff Experiences:
"Having someone that I check in with is helpful. It makes me be more responsible for my behaviors".
"My doctor told me I had to lose 6 pounds at my 3 month diabetes checkup. With the help of my health coach I did that. Now she and I are working at doing another 6 pounds in 3 months."
"My coach and I opted to communicate via weekly emails which works well for me. Having regular contact has helped me stay on course and get back on track when I've had a setback".