Employee Wellness

We are here to educate, encourage and empower you to adopt and maintain a balanced and healthy lifestyle.

What you don’t know can, in fact, hurt you. Biometric health screenings, held each spring and fall, provide you with valuable health metrics at no additional cost to you once per year.  These screening , including blood pressure, cholesterol levels and current weight.

Upcoming Wellness Screenings

Schedule a Screening

  1. Under “Choose your company below” click “Purdue University Northwest.”
  2. Here you will see the different health events available at each campus.
  3. Navigate to the location and event you would like to attend and click “View Full Schedule.” Here you will only see February dates. To view March dates you will need to advance the calendar month to March. To do this click “>” button located to the right of FEBRUARY 2020. Click on the date that you wish to attend. Next click the time slot that you would like to reserve.
  4. Once you have chosen your appointment, you will be prompted to log in or create a new account.
  5. If you would like to receive text or email reminders for your appointment, enter your phone number or email address in the appropriate fields and click the corresponding notification in the gray “Contact Preferences” box.
  6. Click the “Schedule Appointment” button and you will see that your appointment has been scheduled.
  7. Staying on the Event Details page click on “Back to My Events” to schedule a different health event appointment.
  8. Next, click on the blue “Schedule An Appointment” box in the top right corner of the page.
  9. Repeat steps 2 – 4, 6-7.

Notes

  • If you would like to reschedule an appointment, please login to your account first and cancel your existing appointment.
  • Your spouse must have their own account. You are unable to schedule appointment for them.
  • If you have a spouse, both of you cannot list the same email address when creating an account.

Tuesday, February 25
Wednesday, February 26
Thursday, March 5

7 to 9:30 am.

Schneider Avenue Building (SAB)
Room G090

Friday, February 28
Tuesday, March 3

7 to 9:30 a.m.

Dworkin Student Services & Activities Complex
Room 2043

Optional Screenings

You can select additional health screening you would like performed at your appointment .Payment is due at the time of service.

Additional Services

This test is an excellent tool for determining general health. It includes a full blood chemistry (including glucose,kidney/liver function), full lipid panel workup (cholesterol, HDL, LDL, and triglycerides), a complete blood count, and the Hemoglobin A1C which measures average blood sugar levels for the past 3 months.

FREE for PNW Benefit-Eligible Employees, Official Retirees, and Their Spouses Once Per Calendar Year
Others: $38.00

This information is useful when a blood transfusion becomes necessary or if you wish to donate blood.

$10.00

This test measures CRP produced in liver and muscle cells within the coronary arteries. Elevated CRP may increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer and lupus.

$20.00

Studies show that individuals with high lipoprotein levels are prone to early heart disease. Lipoproteins are believed to contribute to the formation of blood clots.

$25.00

This test in combination with a doctor’s digital rectal examination is useful in alerting men to the possible presence of prostate cancer and other prostate abnormalities.

$20.00

This test detects several thyroid gland disorders which may cause weight gain, depression, forgetfulness, fatigue, vision problems, enlarged thyroid glands, and other health problems.

$20.00

This test measures the level of vitamin B12 which is necessary for proper function and development of the brain, nerves, blood cells, and many other parts of the body. Deficiencies can cause several symptoms including fatigue, shortness of breath, neuropathy, anemia, confusion, and irritability.

$30.00

This screening measures the 25 vitamin D levels. Deficiency can be associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and hypertension.

$25.00

OPTIONAL PROFILE PACKAGES

These tests screen for iron deficiency anemia resulting from low hemoglobin levels. Iron deficiency anemia is the most common type of anemia. Includes reticulocyte count and iron with TIBC (binding capacity).

$20.00

These tests screen for arthritis which is the most common cause of joint stiffness. Testing may be able to distinguish between inflammatory or rheumatoid arthritis and non-inflammatory or osteoarthritis. Includes anti-nuclear antibody (ANA), rheumatoid arthritis, and c-reactive protein (non-cardiac).

$60.00

These tests are used to screen for health factors that may increase your risk of cardiovascular disease. Includes c-reactive protein (high-sensitivity) and lipoprotein A.

$40.00

These tests detect several thyroid gland disorders. Includes TSH, T3 total, and T4 total.

$38.00

NON LAB-BASED TESTING

This screening is valuable for determining possible bone loss and risk factors for osteoporosis.

$20.00

This convenient, self-administered, take-home colon kit is used to assess risk of colorectal cancer. The kit includes 3 chemically treated testing sheets that will detect hidden blood in the stool.

$10.00

Vitamin B12 is used for treating and preventing vitamin B12 deficiency. It is also used for boosting mood, energy, concentration and the immune system, slowing aging, treating sleep disorders, depression and several other diseases.

$15.00

Request a Screening Voucher

Unable to attend a PNW Employee Health Screening? If you’re a Purdue benefits-eligible employee, official retiree or their spouse, you can request a voucher from PNW Employee Wellness.

Request a Voucher 

Crown Point WorkingWell
(at Franciscan Point)
12800 Mississippi Parkway
Suite A 204
Crown Point, IN 46307
Phone: 219-662-5500
Mon. – Fri. 7 am – 5 pm


Portage WorkingWell Willowcreek
3283 Willowcreek Road
Portage, IN 46367
Phone: 219-764-8439
Mon. – Sat. 8 am – 6 pm


Michigan City WorkingWell
4111 South Franklin Street
Michigan City, IN 46360
Phone: 219-879-5400
Mon. – Fri. 7 am – 5 pm


Munster WorkingWell
(1st floor of the Franciscan Hammond Clinic)
7905 Calumet Avenue
Munster, IN 46321
Phone: 219-836-4690
Mon. – Fri. 7 am – 5 pm


Valparaiso WorkingWell
2307 LaPorte Avenue
Suite 8
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Phone: 219-464-7073
Mon. – Sat. 8 am – 6 pm


Hobart WorkingWell
101 W 61st Avenue
Hobart, IN 46342
Phone: 219-945-9530
Mon. – Sat. 8 am – 6 pm


Rensselaer WorkingWell
919 East Grace Street
Rensselaer, IN 47978
Phone: 219-866-0411
Mon. – Sat. 8 am – 6 pm

Additional Wellness Services

Healthy Boiler Incentive

Be proactive about your health and get paid for it! You have the chance to earn funds by getting your annual exam and biometric completed each year.

  • Access or create your Healthy Boiler account
  • Print out Provider Form for your primary care provider to initial
  • Read the 2020 Healthy Boiler Incentive Overview to learn requirements and pay dates for the incentive
  • Follow along with the 2020 Healthy Boiler Incentive Directions to submit your information correctly

Flu Shots

We want to help you avoid the misery and downtime of the flu. Shots are available each fall at no out-of-pocket cost to all PNW benefit-eligible employees, official retirees and spouses. Just pre-register and show up.

Self-Care

Taking care of yourself is important.  If you’re feeling overwhelmed, stressed or out of balance you have help.  PNW’s Employee Assistance Program is here for you and your family to help navigate life’s ups and downs.

Tobacco Cessation

Quitting tobacco is one of the most important health choices you can make. If you are ready to quit,  there are options to help you succeed.

Available seven days a week, the Indiana Tobacco Quitline is provided by the state Department of Health and is available to all Indiana residents. If you call from a number outside of Indiana, you will be connected to a Quitline for that location.

This program can only be completed once per year. If you have already completed this program, please select another option.

  • Available to employees and spouses at all campuses.
  • To receive credit for this approved tobacco cessation program you must:
    • Register: Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) to start the program. A Quitline intake specialist will get your demographic information and register you in the program. You will then be transferred to a quit coach for your initial coaching call or you will be scheduled for an outbound call from the quit coach at a later date.
    • Calls: Quit coach calls include assessment of status, review of stage of readiness to change, action items appropriate to status, discussion of triggers and barriers, setting a quit date and information/resources. During a coaching call, the quit coach schedules the timeframe for your next call. Should you miss a scheduled call, you can call in yourself to reach a quit coach.
    • Timing: You will receive four calls with your quit coach. Generally, most people complete their four calls between six and 12 weeks. You may take longer than 12 weeks if needed, but you must not complete the four quit coach calls in shorter than six weeks.

Submit Your Letter of Completion

During your fourth call with your quit coach, you must request a “Letter of Completion.” Once you receive that in the mail, you will submit this letter to Human Resources as evidence of completion:

ATTN: Tobacco Cessation

Campus Mail
HR – Benefits
KPTC
West Lafayette Campus

U.S. Mail
Purdue HR Benefits
1281 Win Hentschel Blvd Suite 1100
West Lafayette, IN 47906

One-to-one counseling for tobacco cessation helps by providing support both before and after you quit. Through a series of up to four sessions, telephonic and/or in person, you can receive (a) guidance to help you handle challenges while quitting and (b) recommendations for selection and proper use of medications to help make you more comfortable while you are quitting.

Please contact the Center for Healthy Living at 765-494-0111 to schedule your first session with a nurse health coach or pharmacist at least one week before your planned quit date.

Tobacco-user Additional Premium

If you certified you are a tobacco user when you enrolled in your benefits, you will have an additional annual medical premium of $1,000 you have the option of completing an approved tobacco cessation program to reduce your premium. Complete an approved program in 2020 and your premium can be lowered for part or all of the plan year.

Contact Us

Kendra Gardin

Health & Wellness Manager

(219)785-5519

kgardin@pnw.edu

Wellness Events

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