Wellness@Work’s Weight Management Program

The UNC Weight Management Program, administered by the UNC Department of Family Medicine, is partnering with the Town of Chapel Hill to offer this program through Wellness@Work. The Program is free and includes individualized, intensive coaching and support.  It is completely confidential, no identifying information will be shared with your employer.

How do I sign up?

You can log into the portal and schedule a Weight Management Program appointment or you can contact Liska Lackey at the Wellness Clinic: 919-968-2796 or llackey@email.unc.edu

What does the program include?

  • Comprehensive initial assessment (60 minutes) including:
    • Discussion of program structure and expectations
    • Assessment of weight trajectory over time, previous weight loss attempts, current dietary and exercise routines, and motivation for change
    • Joint development of weight loss goals and determination of calories needed to lose desired weight
    • Development of individualized self-monitoring plan for physical activity and diet

 

  • Follow-up includes:
    • Meeting every week for one month, every other week for the next 5 months, then once a month for 6 months
    • Reviewing and updating goals
    • Collaboratively identifying barriers to progress and brainstorming solutions
    • Encouragement and support
    • Arranging any necessary referrals (for example, to the dietician or other healthcare provider/s)

Is this the right program for me?

Program Requirements:

  • BMI >25 (above a healthy weight based on your height)
  • Motivation to change your eating habits and level of physical activity
  • Willingness to meet with your counselor at least twice per month for 6 to 12 months

How long is the program?

The program is between 6 and 12 months.  Participants who lose at least 7 lbs. within the first 6 months may continue for an additional 6 months.

Questions?

Contact Liska Lackey at the Wellness Clinic: 919-968-2796 or llackey@email.unc.edu

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Clinic Location & Hours

317 Caldwell St – Housing Office
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Lower Level
Phone: 919-968-2796
Map/Driving Directions

Hours:

By Appointment
Monday- Friday
8:30am-4:30pm

Walk-in Hours
Monday
1-2:30 p.m., Wellness Clinic
Tuesday
10-11am and 1-2:30pm,
Wellness Clinic
Wednesday
1-2:30pm, Wellness Clinic
Thursday
10-10:45am, Transit
11-11:45am, Public Works
1-2:30pm, Wellness Clinic
Friday
1-2:30pm, Wellness Clinic
*There are no morning walk-in hours on the first Thursday of the month.