National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Telephone Lifestyle Coaching (TLC) Program
Personalized Care, When and Where You Want It
Do you want to improve your health without driving to the VA?
TLC is a telephone-based coaching program where Veterans talk with a health coach about personal health and self-care behaviors. Veterans receive education and support for goal setting and action planning to improve their health and well-being.
Telephone Lifestyle Coaching provides telephone support when and where Veterans want it. Coaches support Veterans who choose to take charge of their health in any of these areas:
- managing weight
- being more active
- managing stress
- eating wisely
- limiting alcohol
Calls can be scheduled any time throughout the day, from early morning to late evening and on weekends.
If this sounds like the right fit for you, ask your healthcare team for a referral to TLC today. You can do so in person, over the phone or through MyHealtheVet’s Secure Messaging.
After the consult is placed, be sure to answer the phone when your coach calls. Coaching is provided by VA-supported, community-based coaches. The caller ID will appear with the following number: 833-698-2852.
If you are interested in participating in TLC, email TelephoneLifestyleCoaching@va.gov for more information.