Take control with The COACH Program

Take control of your heart condition with our six-month telephone support program for cardiovascular disease and Type 2 Diabetes.

Evidence based coaching to achieve a healthier future

Our telephone health coaching program is clinically proven to help people with chronic conditions reduce their risk factors and achieve better health.

  • Evidence based

    Backed by highest levels of evidence in clinical trials

  • Funded by HBF as part of your hospital cover *

    Keeping you well after a procedure leads to overall improved health and quality recovery

  • Achieves results

    Shown to reduce anxiety, improve general health, mood & fitness

  • Tailored to your needs

    Each coaching session is customised to help you achieve your personal goals

  • Practical advice from qualified professionals

    Reliable & easy to digest information that helps you understand and take control of your risk factors

  • Easy to access

    Telephone support scheduled to suit wherever you are located in Australia

Meet your HBF health coaches

Kate Bennison

Kate graduated from ECU with a Master of Nutrition & Dietetics in 2013. Kate enjoys the challenge of communicating complex topics in an engaging way and believes if you invest some time learning more about your own health, you reap the benefits.

Mary Du Heaume

Mary is an Accredited Practising Dietitian. With over 6 years’ experience as a cardiac health coach, Mary is committed to helping members achieve their best health by providing practical information and support while being kind and respectful.

How to get started

  1. Registration

    Complete and return the program registration form sent to you in the mail or contact the HBF Coach team to see if the program is right for you

  2. Schedule your call

    A health coach will contact you to schedule a convenient time for your call

  3. Begin

    Start your heart health journey

FAQs about The COACH Program

How do I know if am eligible for the program?

If you have recently undergone a heart procedure we will contact you to offer the program. If you don’t hear from us and think you would benefit, please call a HBF health coach on (08) 9265 6500 to discuss your suitability for the program. To be eligible you must:

  • Be 18 years or over
  • Hold an eligible hospital product

Why is HBF offering the program?

Reasons for taking good care of you heart health are clear, however many people are not achieving this for a variety of reasons. The COACH Program informs and supports you to get more out of your health care. Better heart care leads to overall improved health and quality of life.

My doctor/specialist is taking good care of me, why would I also need The COACH Program?

While working with your GP is essential for good health, the most important person in managing your health is you. The COACH Program complements care from your usual providers with telephone health coaching suited to your needs, so you can take more control of achieving better health outcomes in the long term.

What if I don’t have time to fit this in?

We understand life gets busy, which is why the program is designed to fit around your other priorities. We do our best to accommodate your preferred days and times and can even provide after-hours phone coaching. The COACH Program could even save you time by helping you understand how to get the most out of your GP and specialist consultations, as well as manage your condition more effectively.

How will I benefit?

By transforming factors that put you at risk into protective factors, you can improve your heart health and understand the influence that medications, nutrition, activity, lifestyle behaviours and regular blood monitoring can have on heart health.

If I’ve already had a heart procedure and feel fine, why would I need The Coach Program?

Preventive measures shouldn’t stop after a procedure such as a bypass or stent as subsequent heart events and procedures are common. Bringing your risk factors such as cholesterol and blood pressure to within recommended targets is even more important after a procedure and The COACH Program provides proven and practical advice to assist.

Does participating in The COACH Program have any impact on my health policy premiums or benefits?

No. As the holder of an eligible health insurance policy The Coach Program is funded by HBF as a way to help you manage your health and wellbeing. Participating does not impact the premiums you pay or the benefits you are entitled to under your health insurance policy.

Find out more about The COACH Program

If you’d like to find out more about The COACH Program, call us on 08 9265 6500 or email hbfcoach@hbf.com.au