health Coaching

 

Whether you’re just getting started or have been on the journey toward better health for a while, sometimes you need a little help getting to the next level. As an MNPS employee, you have an array of resources available to you. Below are the basics on each one.

 

MNPS Care Coordinators

An MNPS Care Coordinator is a real, live person dedicated to helping you tackle your biggest health challenges. Someone who will help you create a workable plan. Someone who will walk with you through that plan, encourage you through tough times, celebrate your successes and give you space when you need it. Most importantly, a Care Coordinator is NOT someone who will judge you or be disappointed if you slip up, but rather take your hand and help you get back on track.

 

These clinicians work through the MNPS Employee & Family Health Care Centers to provide confidential, personalized health coaching when you want to:

  • Lose weight
  • Improve your eating habits
  • Manage a chronic health condition
  • Design a personal exercise plan and get fit
  • Make overall health improvements

 

MNPS Care Coordinators will work with you in person or over the phone. Services are provided at no cost to those covered by an MNPS Cigna plan.

 

Scheduling an appointment 

To make an appointment or speak with a Care Coordinator, call 615-259-8755.

To learn more about the Chronic Conditions Program, call

615-259-8755

or talk to your Care Coordinator.

Cigna wellness programs

 

The following programs are provided at no cost to those covered by an MNPS Cigna plan. To learn more about these programs, call 1-877-459-9896 or visit cigna.com/mnps and click Plan Extras.

 

Health Advocates/Personal Health Team

Cigna health advocates are registered nurses, licensed behavioral clinicians, health educators, pharmacists, nutritionists and clinicians. They are all members of Cigna’s Personal Health Team and are standing by to help you set and achieve your health goals. In addition to assistance with chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart and respiratory disease, health advocates can provide guidance on medications, low back pain, osteoarthritis, anxiety and depression.

 

Cigna Lifestyle Management Programs

Cigna’s Lifestyle Management Programs provide free telephone coaching when you want to quit tobacco, lose weight and/or better manage stress. This program is for people who prefer to connect with a coach by telephone. It offers one-on-one coaching, convenient evening and weekend hours, and a program workbook and toolkit.

 

Cigna My Health Assistant

Cigna’s My Health Assistant provides free online coaching for nutrition, exercise, losing weight, managing stress, managing a chronic condition, quitting tobacco and maintaining a positive mood. Powered by WebMD, this program is for people who prefer to connect with a coach online.

Meet our Care Coordinators

BOBBI NICKEL

RN, Certified Holistic Health Coach, Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Certified Cancer Support Educator

“My passion is helping people get healthy with a holistic approach. I love teaching people how the body works and what they can do to heal it naturally.”

 

SHANNON ARNOLD

RN, BSN

“I’ve dealt with a chronic condition myself, so I can identify with others who face the same challenges. I’ll share the steps I’ve taken, and we can work together to overcome obstacles on our road to better health.”

 

Chronic Conditions Program

 

The Chronic Conditions Program, offered through the MNPS Employee & Family Health Care Centers, provides personalized help for people living with a chronic condition. The program is designed to help you manage your condition and live a healthier, more enjoyable life. You don’t have to change your doctor to participate in one or more of these programs. Services are provided at no cost to those covered by an MNPS Cigna plan.

 

Diabetes health

This program has dramatically decreased diabetes-related health complications experienced by participants. It is appropriate for people with a diabetes diagnosis as well as prediabetes. Participants receive diabetes medications, testing supplies and labs, nutrition counseling and care by Board-certified nurse practitioners.

 

Cardiovascular health

Participants receive medical care, labs, medication and support to help manage heart and vascular conditions (including high blood pressure and high cholesterol).

 

Weight management

This program is designed for people with a body mass index of 30 or higher who want to lose weight and pursue better health. Enrollees receive 50% reimbursement for successful completion of an approved weight management and/or exercise program (for example, WeightWatchers®, Jenny Craig, YMCA, Centennial Sportsplex, etc.). They also receive 50% reimbursement for one-on-one nutrition counseling with a registered dietician.

 

Respiratory health

Designed for people with asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema or other respiratory illnesses, the program provides medical care, labs, medication, assistance with smoking cessation and more.

 

Vanderbilt Health at
MNPS Employee & Family Health Care Centers​
615.259.8755​