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Wellness Consultations, Group Medical Visits and Health Coaching

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.


Get Started on Your Journey to Wellness


Dr. Lisa Grant explains about the many services available at the Center for Wellness and how you can get started on your journey.





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.


Wellness Consultations


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.


The Wellness Consultation and any additional follow up appointments are to support your medical care, as provided by your primary doctor. You are encouraged to have an established relationship with a primary care provider, as we are unable to provide primary care or acute care.


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.


Group Medical Visits


Group medical visits offer an innovative and interactive approach to healthcare that brings patients with common healthcare needs together with one or more healthcare providers. Led by a physician or advanced practice provider, each visit lasts 60-90 minutes and allows patients to share as much or as little information as they like. Patients learn from each other while also learning about the key ingredients needed to live a healthy life. 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 and pre-diabetes, obesity
  • Anxiety, depression and stress
  • Arthritis
  • Pain

Each visit will include a brief physical exam with a physician. 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.


Our Current Offerings


Healing Waters for Pain


Offering supportive therapy for people struggling with chronic pain, healing waters is an introduction to mindful movement in a warm water pool. The 90-degree temperature will help to relieve pain and stiffness, while buoyancy supports the body and lessens strain on the joints and the spine. Water resistance enables a gradual improvement in flexibility, strength and stamina and is appropriate for all fitness levels.




Kitchen Wisdom: Cooking, Eating and Living Well


The focus of this five-week session is on developing healthy eating and cooking habits in a hands-on environment. You’ll gain confidence in the kitchen and learn how eating well can be an additional “medicine” for chronic conditions.


Our weekly group sessions will help you:

  • Learn basic cooking techniques using wholesome ingredients
  • Prepare nutritious and satisfying recipes (and take leftovers home)
  • Explore the health benefits of different foods and learn how to build a balanced diet
  • Learn the principles of the Mediterranean and anti-inflammatory eating plans
  • Practice mindful awareness as a foundational skill in the kitchen


  • Dates: Thursdays, Oct. 4-Nov. 15 (no class Oct. 25)
  • Time: 10:15am-12:15pm
  • Location: UW Health at The American Center
  • Registration: Please call (608) 440-6600


Relaxation and Stress Reduction: Building Resiliency


This session teaches skills to find your capacity for managing stress by learning the Relaxation Response. Explore how stress manifests in the body and affects the nervous system, hormones and musculoskeletal system. Patients will learn about evidence regarding different awareness practices and how they can support our health, reduce our stress and promote resiliency. This is an introduction to mindful awareness, (mindfulness). Other practices include deep breathing, gentle yoga, guided imagery and progressive muscle relaxation.



Health Coaching


Certified coaches provide health coaching, support and encouragement every step of the way, helping you connect with strengths, rise above barriers and make lasting changes.



Q and A with Health Coach Katie Schwartz


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

One-on-One Health Coaching Options


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