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

IUP Health & Wellness Fair

When: Tuesday September 26, 2023

Time: 10am-2pm

Location: HUB Ohio Room

- Open to the IUP Campus Community (including students).  The event will include approximately 35 vendors, that will offer health and nutrition education, free chair massages, spinal screenings, ability to purchase items such as homemade soaps, essential oils and vitamins. The fair is free to all IUP employees and students!

Opportunities for Receiving Flu Shots

Flu shots will be administered by Rite Aid pharmacy on the IUP campus on September 26, 2023, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. in Folger Hall.

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

Faculty, managers, coaches, OPEIU, SPFPA, POA 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.

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 from 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.

Those not covered by a PASSHE or PEBTF health plan can receive a flu shot at the clinic for a vaccination fee. Exact cash or check made out to Rite Aid is accepted.

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 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
H-M 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
N-R 12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
S-Z 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

This is not a mandatory schedule, so if you have a need to go during a different time from where your name falls on the schedule provided, please feel free to do so. This schedule is to try to keep the clinic organized.

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 RiteAid pharmacy and take it with you on the day of the clinic.

You must wear a mask and practice social distancing upon entering the building and while waiting to receive a flu shot.

Other Opportunities for Receiving Flu Shots

All Highmark members (who are age nine and older) can obtain a no-cost flu shot at any Rite Aid, CVS, Giant, Giant Eagle pharmacy, or at many other pharmacy locations. You must present your Highmark member ID card. Members should confirm that their pharmacy participates with Highmark for flu shots. No appointment is needed—the member must present their Highmark member ID card or, if a PEBTF member, their CVS/Caremark Rx ID Card. UPMC HMO members can also obtain a flu shot at any other pharmacy or clinic but then may submit a claim form with a receipt to UPMC to get reimbursed. The claim form is attached and receipts are available upon request from the pharmacy.

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

More information on the 2023–24 influenza vaccine is available on the Centers for Disease Control website.

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, 2023, to fulfill the Get Healthy Program requirements for the July 1, 2023–June 30, 2024, 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 TBA

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 26, 2023
    • 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
    • Susquehanna Room, the HUB
  2. Quest Diagnostics Patient Service Center (venipuncture blood draw)
  3. Your doctor’s office (venipuncture blood draw); requires upload/fax the completed form to Quest Diagnostics by December 31, 2023.

Questions?

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

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/POA, 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 these links for information on the Healthy U program and to l earn more about Sharecare.

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

Campus/Community Health and Wellness Resources