Biometric Health Screenings
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150 Wellness Points
Biometric screening is a quick and easy way to learn about your health but is not meant to take the place of visits to your primary healthcare provider.
Tests offered in each screening include:
- Blood pressure
- Cholesterol levels
- Blood sugar
- Body composition
- Body Mass Index
- For a cholesterol test, it is best not to eat anything for eight to ten hours before testing. You may drink water. Other drinks including coffee, tea, or pop may interfere with the test and should be avoided.
- Photo ID
- Employees - must show your UCard with employee ID number
- Spouses - must show photo ID
- Must complete by August 31st, 2017 to receive wellness points.
There are no out of pocket charges for UPlan members as well as UPlan covered spouses.
A biometric screening is offered by appointment at the UMD WellCare office, during a Boynton Biometric Screening Clinic, or at your doctor's office when you go for your next visit.
UMD WellCare Screenings
- Tuesday & Wednesday mornings have been set aside for Biometric Screening; other days are possible as needed.
- You can schedule a biometric health screening at UMD WellCare by calling (218) 726-8666 or emailing email@example.com.
- Keep in mind that UMD WellCare is open over the summer, but is closed during employee holidays and on Fridays.
When you get a biometric health screening through UMD WellCare, your test results will be sent directly to your StayWell Online profile. This process may take 6-8 weeks before points are awarded. Please know that no one at the University will ever have access to your personal health information.
Boynton Biometric Screening Clinics
Registered Nurses (RNs) from Boynton Health Services travel to Duluth from the Twin Cities campus several times per year to host a biometric screening clinic at Kirby Rafters. Appointment scheduling must be completed online and appointment slots may fill up.
2016-2017 Biometric Screening Clinic Schedule*:
- Thursday, February 23rd
- Tuesday, March 21st
- Thursday, April 20th
- Tuesday, May 23rd
- Thursday, August 10th
Your test results will be sent to your StayWell Online profile and will show up 6-8 weeks after your appointment. Please know that no one at the University will ever have access to your personal health information.
Screenings at Your Doctor's Office
You can get a biometric health screening through your personal doctor’s office. To earn wellness points for doing so, complete the Biometric Health Screening Provider Form (pdf) and send to Staywell. Regular medical exams and health screenings are considered preventive care and generally their cost will be covered by the UPlan.