Free Biometric Screenings Offered!

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(Posted on this site: 04/22/2014)

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>>Screening Dates Available at WSU

What is a Biometric Screening?

HealthQuest sponsors free biometric screenings at worksites statewide.  Testing is conducted in 30 minutes or less using a simple finger stick.  Results you will receive include:

  • Total Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, and total cholesterol to HDL ratio
  • Triglycerides and glucose
  • Systolic and diastolic blood pressure
  • Height, weight and body mass index (BMI)
  • Waist circumference.

Remember to fast for a minimum of nine hours prior to your appointment.  Please drink water to stay hydrated; black coffee and tea are also okay (no cream or sugar).  Take medications as usual.

Who is Eligible to Participate?

  • Benefits eligible State and Non State employees who are enrolled in the state employee health plan or who have waived coverage in the plan.
  • Retirees, spouses and dependents 18 years or older who are enrolled in the state employee health plan.

How Do I Sign Up?

  • Log in to your account on the wellness portal at www.KansasHealthQuest.com and click on "Biometric Screenings" from the left menu and then select "Onsite Screenings".
  • If you do not have internet access or have trouble with the online site, call toll-free 1-888-275-1205 and select option 5 for assistance making an appointment.
  • The early slots fill up quickly so make your appointment as soon as possible.
  • The appointment system closes two full business days in advance of an event.
  • Employees/health plan members can partipate in one event between August 2013 and July 2014.

WSU Screening Dates:

  • May 1 - Rhatigan Student Center Room 142
  • May 2 -- Rhatigan Student Center Room 142
  • June 10 & 11 -- Rhatigan Student Center Room 233

>>See all screening dates

How Do Employees Earn the 2015 Premium Incentive Discount?

  1. Obtain your biometric numbers from one of three ways: 1) by attending an onsite screening event, 2) by scheduling a preventive screening visit with your physician, or 3) by ordering an at-home screening kit offered by HealthQuest.  More info at http://www.kdheks.gov/hcf/healthquest/screening.html  >>See printable form for your personal physician to complete with information for you to enter on the Online Health Assessment if you prefer to see your doctor instead of going to the Free Biometric Screening.
  2. Complete the required online health assessment questionnaire using your biometric numbers by July 31, 2014.  More info at http://www.kdheks.gov/hcf/healthquest/assessment.html
  3. Earn 20 additional credits by July 31, 2014.  For full details on the HealthQuest Rewards Program, please visit http://www.kdheks.gov/hcf/healthquest/rewards.html