April 21, 2022

Your Biometric screening must be completed on or before Friday, May 27, 2022 to meet the deadlines of the 2021-2022 Wellness Incentive Program Challenge!

Enroll and sign-up to schedule your screening in Totara.

The Biometric Screening provides a snapshot of your health looking at your fasting total cholesterol and glucose. Blood pressure, height, weight, waist circumference and body mass index (BMI) also should be examined for a fuller picture, and can be done independently for 2021-2022 due to the pandemic environment. This is a collective review of your risk factors for developing heart disease, stroke and diabetes known as Metabolic Syndrome. 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? If not, please plan to complete this health screening. For 2021-2022, the free biometric screening is available to the first 100 registrants via UPMC, or complete this screening during your annual well visit for your physical exam with your healthcare provider. Your Biometric screening must be completed on or before Friday, May 27, 2022 to meet the deadlines of the 2021-2022 Wellness Incentive Program Challenge!

The UPMC Biometric Screenings are for EMPLOYEES ONLY. Students interested in a biometric screening should contact the Wellness Center to schedule their screening at studentwellness@dickinson.edu or by phone at ext.1663.

Some additional screening options are available with a small fee based on option selected. If you decide to opt for any of the screenings with fees, your fee payment will be via payroll deduction for ease of processing your payment.

  • Biometric Screening (Lipid Profile with fasting glucose, Total cholesterol, HDL/LDL, triglycerides): FREE
  • LiveWell Screening (includes the above Lipid Profile free screening) and many others to provide a snapshot of overall health: $35.00
  • Ferritin (snapshot of your iron level stored in your blood): $20.00
  • HBa1C (three-month look at your glucose levels to better detect diabetes): $15.00
  • TSH (snapshot of Thyroid and metabolic function): $25.00

 

Further information

  • Location: Education Center at UPMC Carlisle Hospital (main hospital entrance)
  • Time: 7:00 am - 9:00 am Calendar Icon
  • Cost: Varies