HealthWise

About HealthWise

Stormont Vail’s HealthWise program will keep you up to date on the latest health and wellness information and offers opportunities to connect and take charge of your health.

Joining HealthWise is free, and members receive access to community educational services, monthly Senior Suppers, Lunch Bunches, workshops, driver safety events, health news, and resources. A number of special clinics, including ones for blood pressure, vaccinations, medications and nutrition, are also available.

HealthWise is open to all who are interested. Though much of our programming is geared to those 50 and older, we welcome all adults.

Request HealthWise Membership

Check out our programs on the calendar

Location

HealthWise Clinic
2252 S.W. 10th Ave.
Topeka, KS 66604

https://goo.gl/maps/MsPRJ57UKVG2

Contact information:
Clinic: (785) 354-6787
Programs: (785) 354-5225
or register for programs online

HealthWise Services & Benefits

Educational & Social Programs

HealthWise Senior Suppers

Stormont Vail Health professionals share their expertise on a variety of health and wellness topics each month, after a delicious meal and socializing with friends.

Second Monday of the month, March through November
5:15 to 6:30 p.m.
Stormont Vail Hospital, Pozez Education Center
1500 S.W. 10th Ave.
Topeka, KS 66604

Cost: $5

Reservations required
Call (785) 354-5225
Register online

Coffees & Lunch Bunches

HealthWise visits several Topeka independent living centers monthly, with health and wellness presentations from Stormont Vail experts. These talks are open to the public.

Check out our schedule or register online.
Or call (785) 354-5225 to register.

Driver Safety Programs

Along with community partners, HealthWise periodically offers several driver safety events.

CarFit helps older drivers improve their safety by helping them optimize their physical position in a vehicle — for example, within a safety belt, in relation to rear and side mirrors, or in reaching the gas and brake pedals.

AARP Smart Driver is a refresher course for those 50 and older that can help you qualify for a discount on your insurance.

Watch for dates and register online.
Or call (785) 354-5225 to register.

Stepping On Fall Prevention Program

If you or a loved one meets the criteria, Stepping On can help reduce your risk of future falls.

Health professionals lead a small group through this free, seven-week course that has been researched and proven to reduce falls in older adults. Classes meet two hours each week.

To qualify, you must:

  • Be 65 or older
  • Have had a fall in the past year or be fearful of falling
  • Live at home or in independent living (required)
  • Not have dementia (required)
  • Not use a walker or wheelchair full time (required)
  • Be able to commit to attending each of the seven sessions (required)

Check out our class schedule, or learn more about the program.

HealthWise TV

Interviews with local health experts followed by low-impact exercise.

Fridays
9 to 9:30 a.m.
WIBW-TV, Channel 13

Past HealthWise TV interviews

HealthWise TV is produced by Stormont Vail Health in partnership with these local sponsors:

  • AAA Kansas
  • Aldersgate Village
  • Caregivers Home Health
  • Jayhawk Pharmacy & Patient Supply
  • Midland Care
  • NuSound Hearing Center

HealthWise Clinic Services

Free, Walk-In Blood Pressure Clinics

First Monday of the month
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Downtown YMCA
421 S.W. Van Buren
Topeka, KS 66603

Tuesdays
10 a.m. to noon
Stormont Vail HealthWise Clinic
2252 S.W. 10th Ave.
Topeka, KS 66604

First Tuesday of the month
8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
West Ridge Mall (lower level, center court)
1801 S.W. Wanamaker Road
Topeka, KS 66604

Second Thursday of the month
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Southwest YMCA
3635 S.W. Chelsea Drive
Topeka, KS 66614

Third Thursday of the month
8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Oakland Community Center
801 N.E. Poplar
Topeka, KS 66616

9 to 10 a.m.
Rose Hill Place Clubhouse
S.W. 37th and Gage
Topeka, KS 66614

Fourth Thursday of the month
9 to 10:30 a.m.
North YMCA
1936 N.W. Tyler St.
Topeka, KS 66608

Vaccine Clinics – Shingles, Tdap, Td

Available to Cotton O’Neil patients by appointment. Costs may apply. A prescription from your provider is required.

Tuesdays and Thursdays
8 a.m. to noon
HealthWise Clinic
2252 S.W. 10th Ave.
Topeka, KS 66604

Call (785) 354-6787

Free Medication Clinics

Meet one-on-one with our professional pharmacy staff about your medications (prescription or over-the-counter). No charge; by appointment only.

HealthWise Clinic
2252 S.W. 10th Ave.
Topeka, KS 66604
Call (785) 354-6787

Free Nutrition Clinics

Meet one-on-one with a registered dietitian to discuss your nutrition needs and questions. No charge; by appointment only.

HealthWise Clinic
2252 S.W. 10th Ave.
Topeka, KS 66604
Call (785) 354-6787

Those with certain diagnoses, such as diabetes or cancer, may be referred to the services of a dietitian at the Cotton O’Neil Diabetes Learning Center or Cotton O’Neil Cancer Center, for example.

Free Insurance Counseling

Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas (SHICK) volunteers are available for appointments if you are soon to enroll in Medicare; have questions concerning Medicare, supplemental or long-term care insurance, or the Medicare prescription card; or would like to review your Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage during the annual open enrollment time, Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. No charge; by appointment only.

HealthWise Clinic
2252 S.W. 10th Ave.
Topeka, KS 66604
Call (785) 354-6787

HealthWise Exercise Programs

HealthWise Exercise Class

Includes aerobics, strength training, balance, and flexibility.

Tuesdays and Thursdays
9:30 to 10:45 a.m.
Stormont Vail Hospital
1500 S.W. 10th Ave.
Topeka, KS 66604

$25 for a 20-class punch card. Call (785) 354-5054 for enrollment forms.

Healthy Steps

Community walking program sponsored by Stormont Vail Health and West Ridge Mall. Walk when you are able, and log your visits at the kiosk in the mall’s lower level center court for chances at our monthly prize.

7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays

West Ridge Mall
1801 S.W. Wanamaker Road
Topeka, KS 66604

Fitness Discounts

Stormont Vail HealthWise members are eligible for discounts at several area fitness facilities, including Great Life Golf and Fitness (includes Topeka YWCA) and the YMCA of Topeka. Show your HealthWise card when signing up.