Wellvolution personalized diet and lifestyle programs

Help Blue Shield of California and Blue Shield Promise Medi-Cal members make healthier choices with their diet, exercise, sleep, and overall health. We have partnered with the highest efficacy health providers and well-being apps to support your patients while at home and help them live their best life possible.

Members can choose from over 60 programs, ranging from general well-being, health risk management to treatment and reversal of serious chronic conditions like type 2 diabetes. With the right tools, coaching, nutrition counseling and health professional support members can succeed with small changes today to make a big difference for a healthier tomorrow. These programs are meant to serve a compliment to virtual care and general medicine to enable members to build healthier lifestyle habits.

Designed with member convenience and mobility in mind, WellvolutionSM offers members 24/7/365 access in the palm of their hands, and already included as part of their Blue Shield of California plan at no additional cost.

Well-being programs – a hand-selected set of proven general well-being programs, designed to help generally healthy patients achieve their health goals of sleeping better, lowering stress, exercising more, eating better or quitting smoking.

Weight loss programs – programs specifically designed to help your patients make changes that fit their lifestyle and promote a healthy weight. Members can lose weight and keep it off with coaching support and a personalized step by step plan on how to decrease cravings, hunger and weight without dieting. Most members see an average loss of 3-4 lbs per week and improvement in their quality of life across the board.

Disease prevention programs – targeting reduction of risk for type 2 diabetes and heart disease, prevention programs provide members with a health coach and an individualized plan that meet their unique needs and address several areas of their life, including physical activity, nutrition, sleep and stress management. Most members see a reduction in medications they take, as well as normalization of blood sugar and blood pressure.

Chronic condition reversal programs – turn back the clock and reverse the course of chronic conditions like hyperlipidemia, hypertension, type 2 diabetes and more with the support from physician, health coaches and a supportive patient community. Our high touch reversal programs, often incorporating in-person or digital coaching options, are focused on normalization of A1C levels, weight, and blood pressure, as well as elimination of medication dependence in a matter of weeks.

Direct Blue Shield of California members to take the one-minute health profile quiz online to find a program that fits their specific needs and lifestyle: wellvolution.com

Referring patients to Wellvolution programs

Physicians can also refer Blue Shield members to the programs by emailing or faxing a completed referral form to:

Fax: (602) 391-2667

Download Patient referral form (PDF, 147 KB)

Provider resources

Diabetes Prevention Program flyer (PDF, 200 KB)

Diabetes Prevention Program frequently asked questions (PDF, 96 KB)


Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease®

The first and only program that is scientifically proven to reverse the progression of heart disease by optimizing four important areas of patient’s lives including nutrition, stress management, fitness, and how much love and support. This unique program for reversing heart disease is available to Blue Shield of California members by physician referral only.

Program highlights:

  • Nine-week outpatient series, with two four-hour sessions a week
  • Small classes that allow personal support with choices, habits and well-being

Referring patients to the Dr. Dean Ornish program

Contact the program director at any of the site locations below to refer your patient directly to the program:

Site Program Director Email address
Amy Lau
Glenn Schweighardt
Marin Cardiology
Sarah Lamb

Provider resources for the Dr. Dean Ornish Program

Download the Ornish program member brochure (PDF, 1.6 MB) to learn more about program locations.

Visit www.ornish.com for more information on the program.