Public Education Employees' Health Insurance Program (PEEHIP) Wellness Program
The Wellness Division offers health screenings and flu shots for PEEHIP employees.
PEEHIP Wellness Program
Wellness screenings are a joint project of ADPH and PEEHIP. PEEHIP Wellness is a voluntary and participation-based program and all PEEHIP members and dependents (18 and older) who are enrolled in any PEEHIP-offered coverage are allowed one free annual wellness screening. However, in order to qualify for PEEHIP's wellness discount, all of the following who are enrolled in the PEEHIP hospital medical coverage must participate: active employees, non-Medicare eligible retirees, and covered non-Medicare eligible spouses (both covered on active and retired accounts). The ADPH screening program is available during work hours, at no cost to members. PEEHIP Wellness screens for potential health problems, makes referrals to the medical community, and educates participants about preventive guidelines.
The PEEHIP Wellness Program provides a health screening that consists of a blood pressure check, pulse reading, body mass index calculation (BMI), blood test to check glucose (blood sugar), total cholesterol, HDL (good cholesterol), LDL (bad cholesterol), and triglycerides. A nurse will review the results of the screenings with the participant and make recommendations for positive lifestyle changes.
If the screening results indicate a need for further evaluation, a referral to a physician may be given. For those participants covered under the Blue Cross Blue Shield group 14000, a voucher may be issued to cover the co-payment for a follow-up referral visit for some conditions that have not been previously diagnosed. Additionally, follow-up contacts may be provided by the PEEHIP Wellness nurses.