Health and wellness resources

With a Providence Health Assurance medical plan, you can use these free resources:

Health coaching

Starting January 2018, you can get free help from a health coach through the Providence Health Coaching Program.  They can help you reach a health goal:

  • Managing or losing weight 
  • Eating better
  • Quitting tobacco
  • Preventing or managing diabetes 
  • Controlling stress
  • Getting better sleep
 Get started with a health coach ›

Care management

Providence Care Management is a team of patient assist specialists, clinical support workers and registered nurses.

They can help with:

  • Finding a doctor
  • Scheduling a ride to see your doctor
  • Finding a provider for the care you need:
    • Dentist
    • Primary doctor
    • Counselor or mental health provider
  • Answering medical questions
  • Finding your way through the health care system. For example:
    • Who to see
    • What hospital to choose
    • Coordinating care when you see more than one doctor
    • Health education

If you need an interpreter, please let them know. This is a free service for you. You can call them at 800-662-1121, TTY: 711,, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Quitting tobacco

Quitting takes practice, patience and support. Providence is here to help you.

  • Providence Health Coaching Program (beginning January 2018) - Work one on one with a health coach to come up with a personalized plan and help you reach your goal. Get started online or call 503-574-6000 or 888-819-8999, TTY: 711..
  • Online program - The American Lung Association of Oregon's Freedom From Smoking® program offers a lot of options to help you quit smoking. To learn more about the online program, please visit the Freedom From Smoking® Online website.
  • Telephone program - Quit for Life is designed for smokers who want a structured program but cannot attend a regular class. To register, please call 866-QUIT-4LIFE (1-866 784-8454), TTY: 711. This program is free for Providence Health Assurance members.

Ride to Care

Do you need a ride to your doctor appointment? Ride to Care provides free, non-urgent rides for covered appointments. They can also help you with other items like bus tickets or mileage reimbursement. You can call them at 1-855-321-4899 (TTY 711) Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Your Health Share of Oregon member handbook can tell you more about this. You can also learn more online

Health and exercise classes

As a Providence Health Assurance member, you can take Providence health and wellness classes – many at a discount. Take a fitness class, like Zumba or yoga, or learn more about a health issue.


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