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Whether you are trying new ways to enjoy physical activity, restore balance to your life, manage stress better or eat healthier, the UW Health Center for Wellness can support you on your journey to better health.


Our team will work with you to identify lifestyle changes, encourage self-care practices and create a personalized plan to navigate your health journey.


What does wellness mean to you?


A conversation with the Center for Wellness' Lisa Grant, DO


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What is Wellness?


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Wellness is a holistic approach that recognizes that we’re more than just physical bodies. We’re also minds, spirits, and family and community members. Health is about wholeness—taking into account the full range of our human experience. The Center for Wellness attends to body, mind, and spirit, helping patients connect with things that really matter to them.


Learn more about our Model for Wellness

Wellness Consultations


UW Health Center for Wellness: Woman at a wellness consultation


During this 60-minute appointment with a physician or advanced practice provider, we will explore your personal and family health history, clarify your health goals and create a personalized lifestyle plan you can implement and sustain. We will use evidence-based treatment options, personal support and self-care practices to optimize your health.


Learn more about Wellness Consultations or schedule a Wellness Consultation

Health Coaching


UW Health Center for Wellness: Woman in the bright sunshine 


UW Health Wellness offers a goal-oriented approach to health coaching and life coaching, empowering you to identify and make positive changes in all areas of your life and benefit you physical health, emotional health and mental health.


Q and A with Health Coach Katie Schwartz | Request health coaching


Our health coaching program helps you improve and empower yourself with:

  • Personalized one-on-one meetings
  • Realistic plans to help you reach your health goals and make positive changes to your life
  • Positive reinforcement and support throughout the process

Learn more about Health Coaching

Group Medical Visits


UW Health Center for Wellness: Group medical visit patients

Group visits are an exciting new approach to care. The visits are highly participatory and interactive. Participants learn from each other while also learning about the key ingredients needed to lead a healthy life. We explore self-management skills for lifestyle and behavioral changes, as they relate to specific medical problems, including:

  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes and pre-diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Coronary artery disease

Learn more about Group Medical Visits or schedule a Group Medical Visit

The Wellness Studio


UW Health Center for Wellness: Yoga class in the Wellness Studio


The Wellness Studio at UW Health at The American Center offers a wide range of movement classes that promote a holistic approach to health and well-being.


Yoga Classes

Meditation and Movement Classes

Learn more about the Wellness Studio

Aquatic Center


UW Health Center for Wellness: Aquatic Center class 

The Aquatic Center at UW Health at The American Center offers the full range of swimming services, including classes that can help you improve your fitness, lap swimming and individual and group swimming lessons.


Classes at The Aquatic Center

Private Swim Lessons


The Aquatic Center staff offers private swim lessons for individuals 8 years and older. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced competitor, our experienced instructors can take you to the next level of swimming efficiency. Please contact Katie Heiser or call (608) 440-6496 to set up a lesson.


Learn more about the Aquatic Center

Learning Kitchen


UW Health Center for Wellness: Man rolling a sushi roll

The Learning Kitchen at UW Health at The American Center is a fully-equipped classroom kitchen that is led by culinary and health care professionals who offer a wide variety of cooking classes for our community and our patients.


Learning Kitchen Classes

Learn more about the Learning Kitchen


Video Recipes


Additional Services


Round out your Wellness program with access to the UW Health services that fit your life and your values: