Wellness Works

  • Wellness Works is a campus wellness program for faculty and staff members. The program aims to help IUP employees and their families improve their quality of life by providing information on health and wellness and by sponsoring health and wellness activities and programs.

    Wellness Opportunities

    Biometric Health Screening

    in Partnership with IRMC

    Includes height, weight, blood pressure, body mass index, and multiphasic blood draw (requires 8–10 hour fast prior to test). To schedule your appointment, please call the Corporate Wellness office at IRMC at 724-357-8171. Free to first 25 participants!

    • September 25, 2019
    • 7:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.
    • Zink Gym A

    (This is not the PEBTF Get Healthy “Know Your Number” Wellness Screening).

    PEBTF Get Healthy “Know Your Numbers” Wellness Screening

    Employees enrolled in PEBTF medical, prescription drug and/or supplemental benefits must complete a wellness screening by December 31, 2019, to fulfill the Get Healthy Program requirements for the July 1, 2020−June 30, 2021, enrollment period. 

    Your wellness screening includes:

    • Blood draw that tests for cholesterol and blood glucose (sugar) levels (includes A1C test)
    • Height, weight and blood pressure measurements

    Schedule your “PEBTF Get Healthy Know Your Numbers” Wellness Screening

    Registration opens July 1, 2019, for screening appointments between August 1 and December 31, 2019. 

    1. Register online

    • Go to PEBTF on or after July 1.
    • Click on the Get Healthy logo on the left side of the home page and follow the instructions. You will need to include an email address.

    2. Register by phone

    • If you do not have email or internet access, call Quest Diagnostics to register for a wellness screening or request a Physician Results Form at 1-855-623-9355 (855-6-BEWELL), Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–9:30 p.m. EST and Saturday 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. EST.

    Obtain Your "PEBTF Get Healthy Know Your Numbers" Wellness Screening in One of Three Ways:

    1. Onsite screening on-campus (fingerstick blood draw)

    • September 25, 2019
    • 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
    • Zink Gym A

    2. Quest Diagnostics Patient Service Center (venipuncture blood draw)

    3. Your doctor’s office (venipuncture blood draw); requires upload/fax completed form to Quest Diagnostics by December 31, 2019.


    Contact the PEBTF at 717-561-4750 or 1-800-522-7279 or visit the PEBTF website.

    Annual Health and Wellness Fair 

    in Partnership with IRMC

    • September 25, 2019
    • 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
    • Zink Gym B

    Faculty, managers, nurses, coaches, and police can earn Healthy U points for attending.

    Over 40 participating vendors, including:

    • Citizen's Ambulance
    • Co-Op
    • Fidelity
    • Indiana Free Library
    • Indiana Massage and Lymph Clinic
    • IUP Nursing students
    • IUP Counseling Center
    • Phoenix Rehabilitation
    • Sleppy Chiropractic
    • Shirley Eye Care
    • Sunflower Yoga
    • TIAA
    • and many more!

    Opportunities for Receiving Flu Shots

    Flu shots will be administered by Gatti pharmacy on the IUP campus on September 25, 2019, 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. in the Zink Gym A. Another flu shot clinic will be scheduled on October 15, 2019. More details to follow. 

    A higher flu shot dose is available for those over age 65.

    Faculty, managers, coaches, OPEIU, and SPFPA employees and their covered dependents ages nine and older enrolled in Highmark PPO can receive a free flu vaccine from either pharmacy by presenting their health insurance ID card. For UPMC HMO members, free flu shots are available at the clinic from Rite Aid by submitting your health insurance ID card. If you choose Gatti, you will be required to pay at the time the shot is given and then submit a reimbursement form to UPMC.

    AFSCME, SCUPA, and SEIU employees and their covered dependents ages nine and older enrolled in a PEBTF health plan, both PPOs and all HMOs, can receive a free flu vaccine by presenting their CVS/Caremark prescription drug card or their health insurance ID card. 

    Please bring both cards.

    Those not covered by a Pennsylvania State System or PEBTF health plan can also receive a flu shot at the clinic by either pharmacy. Shots are subject to a vaccination fee (paying by check is preferred at the time the vaccine is administered). Receipts are available upon request from the pharmacy.

    To minimize your wait time, you are encouraged to attend the clinic according to the following schedule:

    First Letter of Last Name Recommended Time to Attend Flu Shot Clinic
    A-G 9:00–10:15 a.m.
    H-M 10:15–11:30 a.m.
    N-R 11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
    S-Z 12:45–2:00 p.m.

    If you are planning on attending the clinic here on campus, the pharmacy requires the screening questionnaire/consent form. Please print the correct form for Gatti pharmacy and take it with you on the day of the clinic.

    All Highmark members age nine and older can obtain a free flu shot at any Rite Aid, Giant Eagle, Gatti, or CVS pharmacy in Pennsylvania. No appointment is necessary—the member must present their Highmark health insurance ID card.

    Highmark members of all ages can obtain a free flu shot from their physician; however, an office visit copayment may apply.

    HMO members can also obtain a flu shot at their primary care provider’s office (office visit co-payment may apply). Flu shots may also be obtained at any pharmacy or clinic that accepts HMO insurance; or, if the pharmacy/clinic is nonparticipating, a claim form for reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses may be submitted, a claim form is attached, and receipts are available upon request from the pharmacy.

    More Information on the 2019–20 influenza vaccine is available on the Center for Disease Control website.

      Walking Wellness

      in partnership with IRMC

      Join us beginning October 1 for a six-week walking wellness program, “Passport to Your Health.” Walks will be led by an IRMC wellness educator and will be scheduled every Tuesday at noon and Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. (for six weeks). You will be led through the scenic IUP campus for a one- to two-mile walk to get your heart rate up each session and to earn a stamp in your passport. Six stamps or more in your passport will earn you a prize!   

      More information coming soon.

      PNC Upcoming Seminars on Campus 

      Financial Wellness

      “It’s a Balancing Act”: Members of the “Sandwich Generation,” simultaneously caring for parents and children and how to find the balance between managing their own financial stability with the demands of caring for others.

      • September 18, 2019
      • Noon–1:00 p.m.
      • Knowlton Room in the HUB. Lunch will be provided.

      Please call or email Jessica Kroll, Workplace Banking BDO, to RSVP by September 13: 724-929-2448 or jessica.kroll@pnc.com.

      Reminder for faculty, managers, nurses, coaches, and police: Completion of a financial wellness activity (e.g., will preparation, financial plan, budget plan) can count towards points for your Healthy U.

      Heart Disease Prevention Workshops 

      According to the American Heart Association, thousands of Americans die each day of cardiovascular disease. We can make a difference by the lifestyle choices we make. 

      Two sessions have been set up for IUP employees to find out more information on how to make lifestyle changes (no registration required for either date): 

      “Ask a Nurse”

      • TBD  

      Employees can bring any health-related questions to the session. Examples may include: questions related to their medications, illnesses/diseases (for example diabetes, hypertension, etc.), and treatments. Employees will also have the opportunity to meet individually with the graduate students (RNs).

      “Focus on Heart Disease Awareness/Prevention”

      • TBD

      Graduate students will complete assessments/screenings, including: risk for heart disease assessment, depression, stress, and blood pressure screenings. We will also incorporate social media opportunities to provide additional teaching related to heart disease prevention.

      Healthy U

      Healthy U is the workplace wellness program designed to provide employees with voluntary tools and resources to assist in improving and maintaining good health.  Completion of the program entitles employees to lower health plan contribution rates.

      Faculty, managers, SPFPA, OPEIU, and coaches and their covered spouse/same-sex domestic partner who are enrolled in the Highmark PPO plan can also earn Healthy U Points through participation in certain campus and community wellness programs. Follow this link for information on the Healthy U program and to learn more about Sharecare

      Faculty and staff members are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resources, 724-357-2431, with information on any wellness opportunities on campus or in the community.

      Campus/Community Health and Wellness Resources