The NC Alliance of YMCAs, the YMCA of the Triangle and the NC Medical Society have collaborated to pilot an innovative Medical Membership model where three services are bundled together – a YMCA membership, participation in an evidence-based program and care coordination.
With a physician referral, individuals and families are referred to the YMCA as a result of a health diagnosis, such as pre-diabetes, high blood pressure, adult and child weight management, cancer, or risk of falls due to age or illness.
The first three years of the pilot (2019-2022) have been successful, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Alliance and YMCA of the Triangle are exploring how to scale this type of membership across the state so that North Carolinians everywhere can benefit from the Y’s evidence-based programs, both in-person and remotely.
With funding from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, YMCA of the Triangle is offering Y Health memberships (formerly Medical Memberships) to community members who need access to quality, evidence-based programs, health coaching and workout facilities. Learn more.