Kroc RX

KROC RX

A Prescription for Health

Kroc RX is a new and innovative collaboration between Heritage Health and the Salvation Army Kroc Center. This medical exercise program provides an opportunity for Heritage Health patients, 18 or older, who would benefit from exercise but need guidance and assistance to get started with a routine that best fits their needs.

Participants will:

  • Exercise in a group setting
  • Meet with their provider prior to exercise
  • Have Kroc Center coaches available to assist
  • Exercise options include water exercise, treadmill, walking track, stationary bicycle, weights, and more

Kroc RX is available to new and existing Heritage Health patients, struggling with ailments including:

  • Diabetes
  • Weight loss
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Low back pain or other chronic pain
  • Any other chronic condition that could benefit from regular exercise
Participants are asked to commit to exercise at least 3 times a week for a minimum of 8 weeks. The first month they will meet with their provider, at the Kroc Center, every week. The second month, they will have bi-weekly appointments. These appointments are regular office visits, scheduled by Heritage Health, but take place at the Kroc Center. Although participants most likely will experience improved health at the conclusion of the 2-month program, the real health benefits will come from staying with the routine for months to follow. Kroc RX is not a quick fix, but rather the starting point of a permanent lifestyle change and improvement.

Participants can expect:

  • Weight loss
  • Improved aerobic  capacity
  • Increased endurance
  • Improved quality of life
  • Reduction in chronic pain symptoms
  • Additional health improvements

Participation cost:

  • Two month Kroc Center membership ($30/month, total $60)
  • For patients not on Medicare, regular office visit charges will apply
  • Medicare weight loss patients (Medicare with BMI >30) will NOT have a copay for any Kroc Center visit

Following the completion of the program, the Kroc Center will offer participants continued regular membership with NO initiation fee. Some individuals may also qualify for the Kroc Scholarship program – see a Kroc employee for details, or visit their website.

For more information, details and how to sign up, please talk to your regular Heritage Health Provider, Medical Assistant, or call 208-620-5250

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