Wellscreens appointments now available for fall — register today

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by Brooke Carbo

erep wellness inside 550pxWellscreens, the annual biometric health screenings from UAB Employee Wellness, returns to campus for fall 2023, with appointments starting Sept. 25. The 15-minute screening is free to all benefit-eligible UAB, UAB Hospital, UAB LLC, UAB Health System/UA Health Services Foundation and Cooper Green employees. Registration is now open.

Wellscreens measure blood pressure, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, blood sugar, BMI, triglycerides and cholesterol/HDL ratio, giving participants a snapshot of their overall health status. Participants will receive their results at the end of their appointment and will be able to access within the My Health Rewards portal 10-14 days following the screening. Eligible employees can participate in one Wellscreen per year.

While fasting is not required, we recommend avoiding high-fat or high-sugar foods before your screening.

Eligible employees enrolled in a 2023 medical plan can earn up to $350 a year through the My Health Rewards program by completing healthy activities and behaviors throughout the year — including completing a Wellscreens visit.

Employees who are unable to schedule a Wellscreens visit, or who have already had lab work taken after Jan. 1 that meets the requested metrics, can earn points toward their My Health Rewards incentive by having a health care provider complete and return a Wellscreens Physician Fax Form.

Registration is now open for Wellscreens appointments from Sept. 25-Nov. 13 at eight locations across campus; click the links to see Campus Calendar listings

Participants are encouraged to register early to ensure an appointment in the location, day and time that works with their schedule. Walk-ins are welcome, however, there may be a wait as priority will be given to those with appointments. To register or for more information, visit uab.edu/wellscreens.