What is HEAL™?

RDGP have been funded by the Country SA PHN to facilitate The Healthy Eating Activity and Lifestyle (HEAL™) program in the Riverland and Limestone Coast.

The Healthy Eating Activity and Lifestyle (HEAL™) program is a lifestyle modification program facilitated by university-trained health professionals that supports participants to develop lifelong healthy eating and physical activity behaviours.

HEAL™ offers eight weekly group exercise and group education sessions comprising of one hour of supervised low to moderate intensity physical activity followed by a one hour healthy lifestyle education class.

One-on-one health consultations to assess current health status, fitness, measure progress, plan an appropriate exercise program and provide ongoing support are also provided at the start of the program and after the eight weeks of classes.


Who can participate in HEAL™?

The HEAL™ program is specifically designed as a prevention program for people who are at risk of developing cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.

HEAL™ is also suitable for people seeking to manage their weight (overweight and obesity), type 2 diabetes, heart disease (including high blood pressure or high cholesterol) and metabolic conditions.


How do I refer my patients to HEAL™?

Referral flow chart for General Practice

Referral flow chart for Service Provide

GPs and Practice Nurses are encouraged to download the HEAL™ GP and Practice Nurse Guide and in particular refer to the ‘How do I refer a patient to HEAL™’ flowchart for more information.


Download the HEAL™ referral form here

Referral form for GPs

HEAL referral form


HEAL Programs Taking Participants Now


Current HEAL™ programs:


Program 2

Location: RDGP – 3 Riverview Drive, Berri

Time: 10am – 12 noon

Dates:  Wednesdays 26/7/17, 2/8/17, 9/8/2017, 16/8/2017, 23/8/2017, 30/8/2017, 6/9/2017, 13/9/2017


Program 3 (Closed Group)

Location: Renmark High School

Time: 8.50am – 10.40am

Dates:  Thursdays 10/8/2017, 17/8/2017, 24/8/2017, 31/8/2017, 7/9/2017, 14/9/2017, 21/9/2017, 28/9/2017



Limestone Coast


Location: TBA

Time: 10.00am – 12 noon

Dates:  Thursdays 19/10/2017, 26/10/2017, 2/11/2017, 9/11/2017, 16/11/2017, 23/11/2017, 30/11/2017, 7/12/2017



Further information about HEAL™

Further information about the national HEAL™ program is available by clicking on the links below:


For all enquires about the RDGP HEAL™ program, contact Senior Program Officer Teresa Baker on (08) 8582 3823 or info@riverlandgp.org.au

RDGP gratefully acknowledge the financial and other support from the Country SA PHN and Australian Government Department of Health.