The solution to one of the greatest health problems of the 21st century
Exercise is Medicine® (EIM) is a global health program designed to improve the health and well-being of people in our community through a prescription of physical activity, lifestyle changes and education from physicians and healthcare providers. EIM is committed to establishing physical activity as a standard in health care and is integral in the prevention and treatments of diseases.
Greenville Health System in partnership with the YMCA of Greenville, the USC School of Medicine Greenville and the American College of Sports Medicine, offers the Exercise is Medicine® program through physicians and healthcare providers to reduce the progression of chronic diseases.
LET’S GET STARTED!
Exercise is Medicine® is a comprehensive 12-week medically based program for adults experiencing
at-risk chronic health conditions such as hypertension, obesity, hyperlipidemia or hypercholesterolemia. Through EIM, participants learn how to reduce their risks and improve their overall health by adapting healthy behaviors that include exercise and movement. Upon completion of the 12-week program, participants are encouraged to continue with exercise and healthy life style choices.
The 12-week intervention program is $249. This also includes full access to the facility for the 12 weeks. Financial assistance is available at YMCA locations.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Participants must be referred by a participating Greenville Health System practice listed below.
- Internal Medicine Clinic
- Center for Family Medicine
- Greenville Family Medicine
- Family Medicine Mountain View
- Cross Creek Internal Medicine
- Internal Medicine Associates
- Bariatric Solutions
- Steadman Hawkins Greer
- Center for Integrative Oncology & Survivorship
- Travelers Rest Family Medicine
- Cypress Internal Medicine-Patewood
- Prisma Health Pediatrics and Internal Medicine-Wade Hampton
Once referred to the program, an EIM referral coordinator will contact you to schedule your initial visit and onboarding appointment.
The onboarding appointment consists of a noninvasive, comprehensive wellness assessment, tour of the facility, engagement with an EIM-credentialed professional, and setting of realistic and attainable goals and expectations.
Well-trained, caring staff members ensure Exercise is Medicine® participants have the knowledge and tools to make lifestyle changes, incorporate movement into daily life, offer a better quality of life and reduce the progression of chronic disease.
Call Torey Sonka, Program Coordinator at 864-455-4392 or Stephanie Eskuri, RN Care Coordinator at 864-455-4096 for more information