Support Programs Through Work

Dedicated to your well-being

Having a support system of friends and family can be very reassuring. Whether you’re trying to stay healthy or dealing with an illness. We’d like to be part of your support network. Our tools, resources and  experience can help you handle any health-related issue. Dealing with depression? We can help. Need immediate advice from a nurse? Give us a call. Interested in lifestyle coaching to be your best? Talk to one of our coaches. 

Get answers 24/7 with our Ask a Nurse program

What should you do for a toddler who wakes up in the middle of the night with a fever? When does a nagging stomach pain require a trip to the emergency room? Health questions often pop up when you least expect them. Our Ask a Nurse program can give you peace of mind knowing there’s a medical professional available by phone or email 24 hours a day.*

Our registered nurses can:

  • Help you understand procedures and treatment options
  • Give you tips for talking with your doctor and other health care professionals
  • Counsel you about your medicine and alert you to possible side effects
  • Help avoid trips to the doctor’s office or hospital

Helping you find relief from depression

Depression isn’t just feeling down in the dumps or stressed out once in a while. It’s a serious illness. It can affect your thoughts, feelings, physical health, relationships and your job.

About 1 of every 20 Americans gets depressed every year.1 But there is good news. Most people who get the right treatment begin to feel better within a few weeks.

We offer a number of programs to identify and treat depression:

  • Aetna Depression Management – Being diagnosed quickly is important. So is getting the right treatment. We work with doctors around the country to make this easier for them.
  • Online risk assessment – This tool is free and confidential. It can help you gauge your risk for depression.
  • Employee Assistance Programs – Our program can help with many mental health issues. You’ll find around-the-clock telephone counseling, as well as online resources.

Start living your healthiest life

Change is always easier when you’ve got the support of others. That’s why we offer a variety of Healthy Lifestyle Coaching programs to help you reach your health goals. Options include group coaching, one-on-one coaching and a number of online communities.

Group and one-on-one coaching

You can make lasting, lifelong changes with Simple Steps To A Healthier Life®. Through this online program, you’ll get a personalized plan based on your health assessment. And you’ll receive online coaching sessions that fit your schedule, so you can work on one — or many —health goals at the same time. Our program offerings fall in two categories:


Reaching health goals


Managing chronic conditions

Manage your weight

Lower your blood pressure

Sleep better

Lower your cholesterol

Deal with stress

Ease your back pain

Quit smoking

Relieve your chronic pain

Eat healthier

Control your diabetes

Be happier

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any chronic condition

Online communities

You can also join a coach-supported online community to connect with others working on the same healthy changes. You’ll be able to share stories, ask for advice and exchange encouragement with likeminded people who know exactly what you’re going through. Two communities we recommend exploring are:

  • CaféWell – This free, anonymous site connects you with other people who are focused on their health and well-being. You can join health activities, network with other members and wellness coaches, and get reliable information.
  • Patients Like Me – Through this online forum you can share your real-world health experiences in order to help yourself, other patients like you, and organizations that focus on your conditions.

Next Step

Talk to your company’s benefits administrator to find out which of the programs above may be available to you.


*Nurses cannot diagnose, prescribe or give medical advice. Call your doctor with any questions or concerns about your health.

1The MacArthur Initiative on Depression & Primary Care. Re-engineering systems for primary care treatment of depression. Clinician Manual for the Prepared Practice: Managing Depression in Primary Care. 2009 Aug 30; p. 37. Available at: www.depression-primarycare.org/images/pdf/ce_manual.pdf.

Simple Steps To A Healthier Life® is available through HealthMedia®. The information provided by the Simple Steps To A Healthier Life program is not meant to be either a recommendation for medical treatment or a diagnosis of a medical condition. Participants should consult their health care provider for the advice and care appropriate for their specific medical needs. This material is for information only and is not an offer or invitation to contract. Health benefits and health insurance plans contain exclusions and limitations. Health information programs provide general health information and are not a substitute for diagnosis or treatment by a physician or other health care professional. Information is believed to be accurate as of the production date; however, it is subject to change. For more information about Aetna plans, refer to www.aetna.com. Policy forms issued in Oklahoma include: HMO OK COC-5 09/07, HMO/OK GA-3 11/01, HMO OK POS RIDER 08/07, GR-23, GR-29 and/or GR-29N.

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