Public Education Employees' Health Insurance Program (PEEHIP) Wellness Program
Effective October 1, 2012, the Wellness Division will offer health screenings, flu shots, and bone density scanning for PEEHIP employees.
PEEHIP Wellness Program
PEEHIP Wellness is a joint project of ADPH and the Public Education Employees' Health Insurance Program (PEEHIP). PEEHIP Wellness is a voluntary program, available during work hours, at no cost to employees. PEEHIP Wellness screens for potential health problems, makes referrals to the medical community, and educates participants about preventive guidelines.
Active and retired public education employees and their dependents (18 and older for health screening; 20 and older for osteoporosis screening), who are covered under PEEHIP are eligible for screenings.
The PEEHIP Wellness Program provides a health screening that consists of a blood pressure check, a pulse reading, body mass index calculation (BMI), a blood test to check glucose (blood sugar), total cholesterol, HDL (good cholesterol), LDL (bad cholesterol), and triglycerides. Osteoporosis screening may also be available. A nurse will review the results of the screenings with the participant and make recommendations for positive lifestyle changes. A "take home" colorectal cancer screening test will also be provided to participants that are considered at high-risk for colorectal cancer (age 50 and over and/or have a family history of colon cancer).
If the screening results indicate a need for further evaluation, a referral to a physician may be given. For those participants covered under the BCBS group 14,000, a voucher may be issued to cover the co-payment for a follow-up visit for some conditions that have not been previously diagnosed. Additionally, follow-up contacts may be provided by the PEEHIP Wellness nurses.