Y Healthy Living Centers
The Healthy Living Centers are the first of their kind on the First Coast, bringing medically integrated programs from Baptist Health into the Y – and making these programs more accessible to the surrounding community. More Y Healthy Living Centers are planned in the near future across the first coast, be sure to check back in with us regularly for new locations and upcoming events.
Baptist Health and the YMCA of Florida's First Coast have partnered to offer a free biometric health screening and Personal Health Survey to help you know your numbers and improve your health. The screening includes:
Glucose, Cholesterol and Triglycerides
Consultation with a wellness coach at a Y Healthy Living Center
Medically Integrated Health and Wellness Programs
Baptist Health Y Healthy Living Centers (HLC) offer weekly schedules featuring a variety of programs led by clinical professionals. These include:
Health risk assessments
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.
- Mon - Thu: 8:30 am to 6:00 pm
- Friday: 8:30 am to 1:00 pm
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. I’m pleased to serve as the Medical Director of the Healthy Living Center initiative.