The Healthy Lifestyle Center is pleased to offer our health and wellness services at no cost to clients. The Healthy Lifestyle Center, in association with the Interprofessional Community Clinics, does accept financial gifts that can be used to help purchase equipment and supplies and to support student and staff wages. Help support the work of our Healthy Lifestyle Center.
The Fisher Institute of Health and Well-Being has been instrumental in the development of a community-based Healthy Lifestyle Center (HLC) for Delaware County. Partners in this endeavor are departments within the College of Health at Ball State University, which include Social Psychology, School of Kinesiology, Department of Nutrition and Health Science, Department of Social Work, and Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology. The HLC is working in collaboration with the IU School of Medicine-Muncie, IU Health-Ball Memorial Hospital Foundation, and Meridian Health Services.
The primary goal of the HLC is to assist individuals in practicing healthy lifestyle behaviors to improve their personal health and well-being which will result in improved health outcomes of the population of Delaware County.
Support for the development of the HLC has been provided by a grant from the Ball Brothers Foundation. The HLC has been in operation since April 2018 and provides education, services, and programming to the Delaware County community. A key feature of the HLC is to provide both individual and group consultations from the following healthy lifestyle professionals: dietitians, exercise physiologists, health educators, social workers, and audiologists, and medical students. These services will be complimentary to and in support of the individual’s personal healthcare provider. Please visit our website (www.hlcmuncie.com) for additional information and services.
Personal Wellness Assessments
Looking to be proactive about your health? Not sure where to start? Our Personal Wellness Assessments (PWAs) might be just what you need. PWAs are conducted by nursing students supervised by a registered nurse and are being offered at no charge to community members.
You will participate in a brief intake regarding your health history which will allow the student clinician and nurse to better understand your health needs. A standard assessment would then include:
- Blood pressure
- Cholesterol levels
- Glucose readings
- Grip strength
Based on your individual health needs, additional screenings and services are available and include:
- Hearing screenings
- Vision screenings
- At-home sleep studies
- Balance screenings
Our clinicians can make personal recommendations regarding appropriate follow-up and we can determine whether you may be eligible for services from our other clinics.
You can call our team at 765-285-1293 to schedule an appointment that is convenient for you. PWAs typically take 30-45 minutes to complete. PWAs are offered at no charge to all community members, including members of the Ball State community.