What is Vida Health?
Vida Health – or Vida – is an online and virtual care platform that offers personalized health coaching and therapy combined with digital therapeutic programs tailored to your own 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 have the chance to 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 SISC?
Vida Health is offered to SISC employees:
Anthem Blue Cross or Blue Shield PPO and HMO members
Vida Health is offered to SISC employees covered under Anthem Blue Cross or Blue Shield PPO and HMO plans at no cost (excluding 65+ plans).
Per IRS guidelines, SISC employees on HSA plans are responsible for payment until they have met their annual deductible.
Vida has worked with your health plan to determine whether or not you have met your deductible. If you have not yet met your deductible, our team will issue you an invoice to you for the cost of your Vida program and services.
Your first month is prorated, and each month after you will be charged for your Vida Program. Below is a list of the offered Vida Programs. *Please call 855-442-5885 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for the cost of your program*
- Lifestyle Program
- Chronic Program
- Behavioral Health
At this time Kaiser members are not eligible for Vida Health, but you can sign up as a consumer by downloading Vida Health from your app store.
Still have questions?
If you are unsure of what plan you have and would like to know if you are covered for Vida health at no cost please contact:
Phone: (855) 442-5885
If you and your spouse both work for SISC and you are on two plans, we will honor the non-HSA plan if applicable.
*Prices are subject to change. You will be notified prior to any price changes.
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
Do I have to have a chronic condition to participate?
A chronic condition is not necessary to participate in Vida. Whether you are looking to lose weight, get in shape, manage stress, prevent diabetes, or work toward another health goal, we have expert health coaches available to help.
Can I select a preferred coaching style?
Absolutely. After you download 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 some inputs from you, including the coaching style you’d like, whether a cheerleader, drill sergeant, listener, or something else.
Can I change coaches if for some reason it doesn’t work out with my first coach?
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.
Is there a cost if I am an HSA member?
HSA members are subject to a deductible shared with medical and RX. For more information, visit www.vida.com/sisc/hsa or contact customer support at email@example.com or 855-442-5885
Where do I go to download the Vida app and create my account?
Visit www.vida.com/sisc to learn more and create an account or go directly to your phone’s app store and search for “Vida Health” to download and create your account.
What organization should I choose when I create an account at www.vida.com/sisc or from the Vida Health app downloaded onto my phone?
During the registration process either through the account creation screen at www.vida.com/sisc or from the Vida Health app downloaded onto your phone, Vida will ask for your organization. Please choose “SISC (Self-insured Schools of California)” from the drop-down list If you are unable to find this organization, please contact Vida support at firstname.lastname@example.org
What happens to the information I provide to Vida?
All personal information you share through Vida’s HIPAA-compliant app is confidential and is securely stored on encrypted databases.
What type of information will SISC receive?
Vida and SISC take your personal health information very seriously. Your individual data will only be accessible to your Vida team, and select health apps you connect to Vida. Vida will not share your individual participation, results, or any personally identifiable health information with SISC.
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.
The credit card screen popped up. Isn’t Vida provided to eligible SISC participants at no charge?
Vida is indeed available at no charge to eligible SISC participants. If you’re seeing the credit card screen in error, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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, partner, or dependent is having trouble signing up. How do they sign up through my employer benefits?
Your eligible family members (including spouses, partners, and dependents ages 18+) are eligible to use Vida’s services at no charge through your employer benefits. Their eligibility will be confirmed by their full name and date of birth.