Text a Health Coach

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In today’s busy world, finding time for yourself can be difficult, but living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be hard.

We care about your health and want to provide you with tools to be healthy. That is why Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND), in partnership with WebMD, offers a digital coaching solution. Digital works through your mobile phone.

It's like having a personal coach in your pocket.

If you are living with or at risk for diabetes, want to lose a few pounds or simply want tips for a healthy lifestyle, this program provides the support you need, when you need it. The text-based* coaching program will help you build healthy habits into your daily routine using:

  • Regularly scheduled text messages
  • Ability to customize reminders and sync your personal fitness device
  • Online educational tools and resources
  • Quizzes that reinforce healthy lifestyle knowledge
  • Live text support with a coach – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (CT), Monday – Friday

How it works

Once enrolled, you will receive text messages two or three times a week.

These messages will help you gain knowledge on how to live a healthier lifestyle, while motivating you to stay on track with your health and fitness goals.

Your Health Coach is also available for support via text.

Getting started

Text-based coaching is available through HealthyBlue:

  1. Log in to your BCBSND member portal account and select “HealthyBlue Home.”
  2. Select the “Text a Health Coach” tile from your HealthyBlue dashboard.
  3. Personalize your experience by answering a few enrollment questions.
  4. After completing the enrollment process, you will receive a text message asking you to opt into the program by responding “YES” to the text message.

After you have completed registration for Text-based coaching, be sure to take the HealthyBlue health assessment and earn $15. The health assessment asks questions about your health, lifestyle and medical history. Your health assessment results define what you see when you log in to HealthyBlue.

*This program is offered by WebMD Health Services at no charge to you. Standard text messaging and data rates apply based on your individual wireless plan. Not all carriers covered. Not a substitute for medical advice.

This program will take you to another website outside of HealthyBlue.