Telephone Lifestyle Coaching (TLC) Program - National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
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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.

Additional Content

TLC Tri-Fold Brochure

TLC Tri-Fold Overview Brochure


TLC Factsheet How TLC Works
TLC Factsheet - How TLC Works


TLC Poster
TLC Poster

Want to tell others about your TLC Successes? Here’s the document to help tell your story.

Want to participate in a TLC Success Story? Select this link, complete the form and give to your healthcare team.