What is Vida Health?
Vida is a digital platform that offers personalized health programs and live, one-on-one support from an expert coach — all through an easy-to-use mobile app and website.
When you sign up with Vida, you’ll share your health goals and preferences. Vida will use that information to tailor a program to your needs and you’ll pick a coach to support you along the way. Your program will include helpful resources like videos, lessons, recipes, and more, plus easy progress-tracking. You’ll also be able to connect any fitness trackers or health devices you use.
How do I know if I’m eligible for Vida?
Your eligibility will depend on your employer’s subscription. Check with your company’s HR benefits department.
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 health journey, training for your next marathon, or somewhere in between, our coaches can help you reach your personal goals. Here are a few examples of things we can help with:
- Nutrition, including support for specialized diets (gluten-free, paleo, vegan, keto, and more)
- Exercise and strength training, from getting started to prepping for competitions
- Coping with stress
- Improving sleep
- Managing diabetes, blood pressure, or cholesterol
- Tackling pre-diabetes or other risk factors, so they don’t lead to chronic disease
- Handling asthma or COPD
Can I only participate if I have a chronic condition?
No. Whether you are looking to get (or stay) fit, lose weight, handle stress, prevent disease, manage a chronic condition, or meet another health goal, we have expert coaches available to help.
Can I choose my coach?
Absolutely. After you download the Vida Health app, you’ll be prompted to create an account and choose your preferred program. Then we’ll ask you a few questions, including what kind of coaching style you’d like — for example a cheerleader type, drill sergeant, listener, or something else.
We’ll recommend some coaches that could be a good fit, and then the choice is up to you.
Can I change coaches if it doesn’t work out with my first coach for some reason?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
What type of information will my employer receive?
Vida and your employer take your personal health information very seriously. Your individual data will only be accessible to your Vida Health team and select health apps you connect to Vida. Vida will NOT share your individual participation, results, or any personally identifiable health information with your employer.
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 email@example.com.
I was asked for a credit card when signing up. Isn’t Vida provided to eligible employees at no charge?
Vida is indeed available at no charge to eligible employees. If you’re seeing a credit card request in error, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help you get 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to change your email address.
My spouse or dependent is having trouble signing up. How do they sign up through my employer benefits?
Your family members (including spouses, partners, and dependents ages 18+) may be eligible to use Vida’s services. Contact your HR department for more information.