YMCA Support Programs
Based on the results of a health risk assessment given by your Care Management Team, you may be eligible to join one or both of our Value-Added Services at the YMCA: The YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) and the YMCA Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program (BPSM). Both programs are backed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Note: Please allow a minimum of 14 days for review and processing of your request. If you need immediate support, please call us at 1-833-552-3876 (TTY 711).
The YMCA DPP is a one-year program to help adults lower their risk of diabetes by learning about physical activity and nutrition leading to weight loss and risk reduction. A trained Lifestyle Coach will teach a small group of members how healthy eating, exercise, and behavior changes can help lower their risk for diabetes and improve their overall health.
Eligibility Requirements: The program is available to Carolina Complete Health members age 18 years or older with prediabetes, a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25+ (Asian individual(s) with BMI of 23+) and have an A1c between 5.7% - 6.4. Members who currently have diabetes would not be eligible since this program is preventative.
The four-month YMCA BPSM program offers personal support for members to build skills that help them manage high blood pressure, notice and control triggers that raise blood pressure, and eat healthier. Studies show that taking your blood pressure at least twice a month for four months lowers your blood pressure. Twice a month, participants attend the program and receive personal coaching, as well as attend monthly nutrition meetings.
Eligibility Requirements: The program is available to Carolina Complete Health members age 18 years or older who have been diagnosed with high blood pressure. Participants cannot have had a recent cardiac event, have atrial fibrillation or other arrhythmias, or be at risk for lymphedema.
How to Sign Up for the YMCA DPP or BPSM Programs
Fill out and submit the Pre-Diabetes or High Blood Pressure Program Interest Form below.
Please print the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program and Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program (BPSM) Physician Referral Form (PDF) and have it completed by your physician/doctor. Form completion is required to determine eligibility.
Note: For the DPP Program, members who currently have diabetes are not eligible because this program is preventative.
If you need assistance filling out this form, please call Member Services at 1-833-552-3876 (TTY 711).