Center for Wellness

Starting your wellness journey

We are dedicated to helping our patients, community members and our employees achieve their best well-being and a high quality of life.

Classes and programs

A customized journey

We bring together world-class medical care and quality wellness programs to help you learn to make healthy life choices.


Complete our online form or call the Center for Wellness at (608) 440-6600 to set up a Wellness Consultation, Group Medical Visit or Health Coaching appointment.

1:1 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

Group medical visits

This is a new approach to care that brings patients with common health care needs together in a group setting. With a provider leading each session, patients can share with each other what they need to live a healthy life.

Through hands-on learning we explore self-management skills for lifestyle and behavioral changes, as they relate to specific medical problems including:

  • Risk factors for heart disease such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, pre-diabetes and obesity

  • Anxiety, depression and stress

  • Arthritis

  • Pain

  • Insomnia and sleep issues

  • Digestion issues

* Regular office charges will be submitted to your insurance provider. Co-payments and/or co-insurance may apply, depending on your specific health plan. Please check with your insurer regarding coverage.

Virtual group medical visits

This 6-week mindfulness-based GMV is aimed at helping to reduce stress and improve eating and physical activity habits. Hands on learning such as body scans, breath awareness, mindful eating, mindful walking, compassion meditation, and nature appreciation will be practiced. This program will also focus on making lifestyle changes that are better for our environment.

Participants will be expected to make all six sessions and will need a computer with camera and microphone to participate in the live virtual group sessions, and a smartphone to track physical activity.


  • Dates, times: May 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15; 3-5 p.m.

  • Provider: Bruce Barrett, MD, PhD, and Beth Wortzel, LCSW

  • Location: Virtual

  • Registration: Please call (608) 263-2653

During this 6-week session, we will focus on the health of our aging hearts. While we can't change our chronologic age, we can have a major impact on our biologic age. Age is by far the biggest risk factor for developing heart disease, but we can target the "Hallmarks of Aging" and protect our hearts and bodies to extend our health and lifespan.

  • Dates, times: July 7, 14, 21, 28; Aug 4, 11; 5-6:30 p.m.

  • Provider: Tom Wallhaus, MD

  • Location: Virtual

  • Registration: Please call (608) 440-6600

Wellness Studio

We offer a wide range of classes to help you incorporate physical activity into your daily routine including:

  • Yoga classes

  • Fitness and mind/body classes

  • Personal training

Call (608) 440-6600 or visit our online class registration tool to search for classes.

Aquatic Center

We offer both a 25-yard, four-lane lap pool as well as a 90-degree warm water pool to meet the needs of both the casual swimmer and those looking for a competitive edge.

Aquatic Center re-opening: May 2021

Information (pdf)

Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)

We offer one-day passes ($8) that give you access to both pools.

The Learning Kitchen

Our fully equipped classroom kitchen offers both culinary and healthy cooking classes for both cooking demonstrations and hands-on activities. Call (608) 440-6600 or visit our online class registration tool to search for classes.

Fitness center

Our fitness center offers services to athletes at all levels.

  • One-on-one fitness consult and assessment

  • Includes fitness testing and an exercise plan

  • Designed to offer guidance and testing

  • 60 minutes: $50 (UW Health employees and patients can receive a 50 percent discount)

Personal training provides you with safe exercise guidance and instruction from a certified fitness professional including. We also offer partner training for participants of a similar fitness level.

  • One-on-one workouts

  • Custom exercise plan

  • Access to pool and weight room

  • Can be tailored for health restrictions

Training package: 60 minutes each

*A fitness assessment is required prior to joining

  • 5 sessions: $325 individual/$187.50 partner per person

  • 10 sessions: $600 individual/$350 partner per person

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

Coaching options

Making changes can be hard. Sometimes a little coaching, support and encouragement is just what you need to keep you on track and make the lasting changes you want.

With our three-month session:

  • Meet weekly or bi-weekly

  • First visit is 60 minutes, with subsequent visits 30 minutes or less

  • Most visits via telephone

  • Price: $325

With our 60-minute session:

  • Meet face-to-face or via telephone

  • Establish a plan that can be worked on independently

  • Price: $80

Health coach Katie Eby explains how health coaching can help you achieve your goals.
Learn about the Whole Health Model from Katie Eby. She will tell you about the history, highlights of the program and how it can benefit you.

Model for wellness

Model for wellness

Whether you are trying new ways to enjoy physical activity or have been an athlete for a number of years, the UW Health Center for Wellness can support you on your journey to better health through not only exercise but managing stress and eating better.

Circle of health
Circle of health graphic

The circle of health is a visual that shows how things impact your overall health.

This represents you and what means the most to you.

These are the choices you make every day.

Prevention and treatment of disease and illness.

The people and groups who make up your community.

Areas of whole health

Includes movement and activities like walking, dancing, gardening, sports, lifting weights, yoga, cycling, swimming and working out in a gym.

Getting enough rest, relaxation and sleep.

Eating healthy, balanced meals with plenty of fruits and vegetables each day. Drinking enough water and limiting sodas, sweetened drinks and alcohol.

Learning and growing. Developing abilities and talents. Balancing responsibilities where you live, volunteer and work.

Feeling listened to and connected to people you love and care about. The quality of your communication with family, friends and people you work with.

Having a sense of purpose and meaning in your life. Feeling connected to something larger than yourself. Finding strength in difficult times.

Feeling safe. Having comfortable, healthy spaces where you work and live. The quality of the lighting, color, air and water. Decreasing unpleasant clutter, noises and smells.

Tapping into the power of your mind to heal and cope. Using mind-body techniques like relaxation, breathing, or guided imagery.

Understand your health concerns and preventive care, care options, treatment plan and role in your health.

  • Acupuncture

  • Massage

  • Healing touch

  • Stress management


Find wellness near you

  • UW Health at The American Center - Center for Wellness
    • 4602 Eastpark Blvd. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 440-6600
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Schedule a wellness intake

A 15-30 minute session with a Wellness Health Coach which can be done in person or by phone. We will discuss your goals and share wellness offerings which might meet your needs.

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