What is Vida Health?
Vida Health – or Vida – is an online and virtual care platform offering personalized health coaching and therapy combined with digital therapeutic programs tailored to your needs and health goals.
Vida offers personalized health programs to help you achieve your personal health goals, all through an easy-to-use mobile app and website.
With Vida Health, you get a program tailored to you and your health journey. When you sign up, you can share your health goals and preferences. Vida uses that information to build a program and experience from the ground up, just for you. The program includes an expert health coach (or therapist), easy progress-tracking through in-app trackers and connected devices, and helpful resources like videos, lessons, practices, recipes, and more — all aimed at helping you achieve better health in a way that works for you.
Who is eligible for Vida health coaching through [employer name]?
Vida Health is free for [employer name] employees.
What kind of health coaching can I receive through Vida?
At Vida, we handpick the best coaches and health experts from across the country. Whether you’re just starting your wellness journey, training for your next race, or somewhere in between, our coaches can help you reach your goals. Here are a few examples of things we can assist with:
- Support with specialized diets (including gluten-free, paleo, vegan lifestyles, keto)
- Nutrition and healthy eating
- Improving exercise and strength training
- Event preparation and training (for example, a 10K or a triathlon)
- Healthy sleep habits
- Support coping with stress
- Support with anxiety and depression
- Postpartum health and weight loss
- Managing diabetes or hypertension
- Tackling pre-diabetes, so it does not lead to chronic disease
- Support during a major life event that impacts your health
Can I only participate if I have a chronic condition?
No. Whether you are looking to get (or stay) fit, lose weight, handle stress or anxiety, prevent disease, manage a chronic condition or meet another health goal, we have expert coaches and therapists available to help.
Who can participate in Vida’s mental health programs?
Any registered member! Life is full of everyday ups and downs and almost everyone feels anxious or stressed from time to time. All of us can benefit from positive mental health practices.
Whether you’re looking to better handle stress, build your resilience to bounce back from whatever life throws your way, overcome depression or anxiety or work toward another mental health goal, we have expert health coaches and licensed therapists available to help.
Our stress resilience and stress management programs equip you with tools and practices to meet and embrace the ups and downs that come your way. And our licensed therapists use proven cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to help you deal with life’s challenges.
Can I choose my coach or therapist?
Absolutely. After downloading the Vida Health app, you’ll be prompted to create an account and select your preferred program. Then, we’ll get you matched to a coach by collecting your input, including the coaching style you’d like, whether a cheerleader, drill sergeant, listener, or something else.
Can I change coaches/therapists if it doesn’t work out with my first coach/therapist?
Absolutely. To request a change, go to the Home screen in your Vida app, tap the gear icon in the upper right, then tap Request New Coach. You’ll complete a brief survey so we can match you with a new coach that’s the best fit for your style and goals.
What happens to the information I provide to Vida?
All personal information that you share through Vida’s app is confidential and is securely stored in encrypted databases. Vida Health is fully HIPAA-compliant. If you wish to have your information deleted, please contact email@example.com.
What type of information will [employer name] receive?
Vida and [employer name] take your personal health information very seriously. Your data will only be accessible to your Vida team, and select health apps you connect to Vida. Vida will not share your participation, results, or any personally identifiable health information with [employer name].
3rd Party Devices & Apps
Can I connect other health and fitness apps/devices to my Vida account?
You can! Connecting your fitness tracking apps and devices to Vida is a great way to stay on track with your health goals. We support integrations with 100+ apps and devices, including:
- Withings/Nokia Health
- Apple Health (e.g. Loseit, MyFitnessPal) (iOS only)
How do I connect a 3rd-party app or device to my Vida account?
When you log into Vida for the first time, you’ll see a task on the Home screen that says Connect Devices & Apps. Tapping this will guide you through the device setup process. If you decide to add or change a connected device/app at a later time, follow these steps:
- Make sure the device/app you’d like to connect is set up and that data tracking is working properly.
- Log into the Vida app.
- Go to the Home screen, tap the gear icon in the upper right, then tap Connect Devices & Apps.
- Select the device/app you’d like to connect and follow the on-screen instructions.
- Repeat these steps if you need to connect more devices or apps.
Why isn’t my device or app syncing to Vida?
First, please make sure your device is properly connected (see previous FAQ: “How do I connect a 3rd-party device or app to my Vida account?”). If you’ve checked this and are still having problems, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I was asked for a credit card when signing up. Isn’t Vida provided to eligible [employer name] employees at no charge?
Vida is indeed available at no charge to eligible [employer name] employees. If you’re seeing the credit card screen in error, email us at email@example.com and we can help you get properly set up.
I forgot my password. Can you help?
Sure thing. Simply open the Vida app and tap Login. On the login screen, tap Forgot your password? and enter the email address associated with your account. We will send you an email with instructions on how to change your password.
Didn’t receive an email? You can reach out to us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I change my password?
To change your password, simply go to the Home screen in your Vida app, tap the gear icon in the upper right, then tap Change Password. From there, follow the on-screen instructions.
How do I change the email address associated with my Vida account?
Please email us at email@example.com to change your email address.
My spouse or dependent is having trouble signing up. How do they sign up through my employer benefits?
Your eligible family members (including spouses and dependents ages 18+) are eligible to use Vida’s services at no charge through your employer benefits. Spouses and dependents should use their own name, email, and DOB to enroll. If asked for Employee ID, then they should use the employee’s information.