Y Healthy Living Centers

The new Healthy Living Center in Mandarin is the first of its kind on the First Coast, bringing medically integrated programs from Baptist Health into the Y ā€“ and making these programs more accessible to the surrounding community. More Y Healthy Living Centers are planned in the near future ā€“ one will open in the Ponte Vedra Y in mid-2014 and the flagship Healthy Living Center will open in Riverside in 2015 along with Brooks Rehabilitation and Florida Blue.

Medically Integrated Health and Wellness Programs

Located on the 2nd floor of the Williams Family Y, the new Baptist Health Y Healthy Living Center (HLC) offers weekly schedules featuring a variety of programs led by clinical professionals. These include:

  • Health screenings
  • Programs
  • Health risk assessments
  • Workshops
  • Classes
  • Health coaching

Topics cover a wide range of areas, including nutrition, healthy aging, heart health, coping with cancer, medication safety, and navigating the complex realm of health care today. A basic health screening service is offered for free by appointment, and blood pressure checks are available on a walk-up basis. Most group programs require advance registration, because seating is limited and we want to ensure a great experience.

  • Open to the Community

    We welcome everyone who is interested in healthy living! Our goal is to create a vibrant community where our neighbors feel motivated, supported, encouraged and equipped with the necessary resources to take responsibility for their health and well being. The Y and Baptist Health are working together to deliver wellness experiences that help improve lives throughout the First Coast. Please stop by for more information or to say hello.

    On-Site Hours

    • Mon - Thu: 8:30 am to 6:00 pm
    • Friday: 8:30 am to 1:00 pm
    Julie Lynn Schafer  photo

    Julie Schafer, MPH

  • Medical Leadership from Baptist Primary Care

    As a family medicine physician with Baptist Primary Care, I believe that empowering patients with information that they can apply to their everyday lives is at the foundation of good health. Iā€™m pleased to serve as the Medical Director of the Healthy Living Center initiative.

    Aristides Sastre, MD photo

    Aristides Sastre, MD

    Family Physician