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:


During Business Hours

Renmark High School (closed group)

Commencing 26th October 2017

Waikerie Group

Commencing 31st October 2017, 10am – 12 noon at the Waikerie Recreation Center

Renmark Group 

Commencing 15th November 2017, 10am – 12 noon at the Renmark Turkish Hall

Program 6 TBA

Commencing 30th April 2018

After Business Hours

Renmark Mums, Dads & Bubs CrossFit Group

Commencing 23rd October 2017, 8:30am – 10:30am at CrossFit Renmark

Renmark Group 

Commencing 30th November 2017,  6pm – 8pm at The Renmark Club

Loxton Group 

Commencing 15th January 2017, 6pm – 8pm at the Loxton Hotel

Berri Group

Commencing 17th January 2017, 5pm – 7pm at RDGP Berri

Waikerie Group 

Commencing 7th February 2018,  5pm – 7pm at The Waikerie Recreation Center

Berri Group 

Commencing 2nd May 2018,  5pm – 7pm at RDGP


Limestone Coast

Gramac (closed group)

Commencing 21st August 2017, 10am – 12pm

Program 4 

Details TBA

Program 5

Details TBA


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.