Y Healthy Living Centers

The Healthy Living Centers at the Williams Family YMCA in Mandarin, the Ponte Vedra YMCA, the Winston Family YMCA in Riverside, the Johnson Family YMCA on the Northside, the YMCA at Baptist North in Northwest Jacksonville, and the YMCA at Nocatee are the first of their kind on the First Coast, bringing programs and services from Baptist Health, Brooks Rehabilitation and Florida Blue into the Y – and making these programs more accessible to the surrounding community.

Health and Wellness Programs

The Healthy Living Centers offer a variety of programs led by clinical professionals and experts. These include:

  • Health Screenings
  • Health Risk Assessments
  • Workshops
  • Classes
  • and more

Class topics cover a wide range of areas, including nutrition, healthy aging, heart health, coping with cancer, medication safety, and navigating the complex realm of health care today. Many basic health-screening services are free and available on a walk-up basis. Most group programs require advance registration, because seating is limited and we want to ensure a great experience.

FREE Biometric Health Screening Registration

We’re Open!

  • To schedule a free biometric screening, please call 904.202.4500 or sign up here.
  • We are scheduling in-person 30-minute coaching sessions. For those who prefer virtual options, we are now offering visits online or by phone. To schedule your coaching session, please call 904.202.4500.
  • Based on guidelines from government and health officials, in-person classes and events have not yet resumed. However, please join us on the YMCA’s Facebook page to enjoy Talk with a Doc and Ask the Expert virtually. HLC teams will continue to send out weekly emails with upcoming virtual programming.

Cleaning & Safety

The HLC team is working diligently with the YMCA to clean and sanitize all areas to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all members and guests. We have implemented a cleaning checklist and have installed a “foam in/foam out” system. There are a few new policies in place for clients when they visit.

  • Asking clients to arrive early! Notifying that all members, guests and staff will have temperatures monitored upon entry into Y facilities, need to sign a new waiver and are required to practice social distancing.
  • Activate Your Personal Protection! Maintain hand hygiene, avoid touching your face, maintain 6 feet of distance from others, stay home when ill, and wear your mask/face covering for the duration of your visit. Clients will be required to wear face masks during appointments and if they choose not to, will need to schedule a virtual/telephonic session with them.
  • Wash Your Hands and Wash Them Often! Please wash your hands at the arrival and completion of your appointment. Hand sanitizing stations and disinfectant wipes will be provided throughout the facility.


YMCA at Baptist North


Johnson Family YMCA

Carol B. Thomas, BSN, RN-BC
RN Wellness Coach

Ponte Vedra YMCA

Katie Gilsenan, BSH, ACE-CHC
Wellness Coach and Multi Site Coordinator

Williams Family YMCA

Skyler Tucker, BSH, ACE-CHC
Wellness Coach and Multi Site Coordinator

YMCA at Nocatee

Diana Rosito, BSH
Sr. Health Place Care Coordinator

Winston Family YMCA

Cortney Surrency, LMHC, ACE-CHC
Baptist Health
Wellness Coach

Durham, Devontae, BSH, ACE-CHC
Baptist Health
Wellness Coach

Shelia Nowlin, PT, DPT
Brooks Rehabilitation
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Vincent Pagan
Florida Blue
Operations Manager


All Healthy Living Centers are open to the public. You don’t have to be a YMCA member to participate in the programs and services. Give us a call or stop by today!