Register for Wellscreens now

Written by  Brooke Carbo

Wellness screeningsRegister early for Wellscreens 2020, an annual initiative from UAB Employee Wellness that provides a free, 15-minute health screening to all benefit-eligible UAB, UAB Hospital, UAB LLC and UAB Health System/UA Health Services Foundation employees. Screening dates are March 3-April 30 in eight university and hospital locations across campus.

Wellscreens, which measure blood pressure, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, blood sugar, BMI, triglycerides and cholesterol/HDL ratio, give participants a snapshot of their overall health status. Results are available within 10 days in the My Health Reward portal.

“UAB continually invests in the health and wellbeing of its employees,” said Wellness Specialist Riley Thornton. “Getting a Wellscreen is just one of many ways employees can learn more about their health.”

Wellscreens appointments are available at eight onsite locations:

  • UAB Avondale, March 3-4
  • School of Nursing/Learning Resource Center, March 10-12
  • UAB Hospital West Pavilion, March 17-20
  • Medical Towers, March 23-24
  • Campus Recreation Center, March 31-April 1
  • Administration Building, April 2-3
  • UAB Hospital North Pavilion, April 7-23
  • UAB Hospital-Highlands, April 29-30

Eligible employees enrolled in a 2020 medical plan can earn up to $350 a year through the My Health Rewards program. Participants accumulate points for completing healthy activities and behaviors — including a Wellscreen visit — to reach tiers valued at $50, $150 and $350.

Employees who are unable to schedule an onsite Wellscreen visit can earn points toward their My Health Rewards incentive by having a health care provider complete and return a Wellscreens Physician Fax Form, available online, by June 30.

“We hope to make it as easy as possible for employees to know their numbers,” said Thornton.

Walk-ins will not be accepted. Participants are encouraged to book early to ensure a screening appointment in the location, day and time that works with their schedule. To register for an appointment or for more information, visit