Biometric Screening

The biometric screening is a free, comprehensive screening tool used to assess several health markers including metabolic syndrome. It is an easy, cost-effective way to find out if you may have current or potential health problems. This health screening includes blood tests that may detect risk for heart disease and diabetes. The health screening is free to employees and their spouse/domestic partner and dependents ages 18 years and over.

Metabolic syndrome is a collection of heart disease risk factors that increase your chance of developing heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. The number of people with metabolic syndrome increases with age, affecting more than 40 percent of people in their 60s and 70s. Several factors increase your risk for developing the syndrome – high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes or high blood sugar, a lack of physical activity, smoking, and family history.

Monitoring your blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol levels and BMI gives you the ability to stay on top of your overall health. Knowing your numbers provides the information to you for conversations with your personal physician. Do you know your numbers?

Seasonal Flu Vaccinations

Receiving a seasonal flu vaccination is an effective way to reduce your chances of getting the flu—particularly if you are in a high-risk category. Seasonal flu vaccinations through the Wellness Center will be available to Dickinson employees and their spouse/dependents aged 18 years and over.

Tobacco Cessation Counseling

A tobacco treatment specialist from Sadler Health Center and certified through the Mayo Clinic provides the latest techniques and resources available for assisting those who want to quit tobacco and helps individuals develop a unique quit plan, coping techniques, and stress management skills. Sadler’s quit rate at Quit Day (session #4) is typically 100 percent. Also, the national average of those quitting tobacco six months from their quit date is 22 percent; Sadler’s quit rate at six months is 48-50 percent.

Value Based Insurance Design (VBID) program

The Value Based Insurance Design (VBID) program provides extra savings for specific medical services and prescription drugs for HealthAmerica members with asthma, coronary artery disease (CAD), chronic osbstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, or heart failure. To be eligible for participation in the program, employees, their spouse/domestic partner and dependent(s) must be an active participant in the college's medical insurance offered through HealthAmerica/HealthAssurance.

VBID Enrollment Form

For more information, please call HealthAmerica Member Services at (717)540-6315 or 1-800-252-5742.

Health Risk Assessment (HRA) & Health America

Interested in an assessment of your health risks? Fill out the Health Risk Assessment (HRA), provided by Health America. Employees who are not participating members of the college's medical insurance plan should send an email to devwell@dickinson.edu to request guest-user HRA online instructions. For assistance with logging onto the Health America/My Online Services website, please call (866) 210-4569, Monday through Friday between 8am - 6pm.

Also, to find out more about Health American Group Benefits, visit the Health America: My Group Benefits page.

If you have additional questions about these or any other Health initiatives, please email devwell@dickinson.edu.