March 4 health fair will be held at the Park Board

The final of five free Employee Health Fairs scheduled by the Human Resources Department will be held Monday, March 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Minneapolis Park Board, 2117 West River Road.

Like the four previous health fairs, people who registered for an appointment will receive free biometric screenings to help them understand their risk for heart disease and diabetes — all without a trip to the doctor’s office. The screening involves checking blood pressure, testing glucose and cholesterol levels, and calculating body mass index. A nurse will go over each participant’s test results at the event.

In addition to getting useful health risk information, participants will earn 100 points in Medica’s My Health Rewards* program. Employees who earn 300 points by Aug. 31, 2013 will be eligible for lower health insurance premiums in 2014.

Advance registration was required – all slots filled

To lessen wait times, advance registration was required for the biometric screenings.  At this time, all biometric screening appointments have been taken. 

To accommodate interest, additional screenings at City Hall will be scheduled in the near future. Please watch CityTalk and Minneapolis Matters for notices.

Arrive five minutes before your appointment

Please arrive five minutes before your assigned appointment to allow time to complete paperwork. If you are a Medica member, bring your Medica ID card.

For best results, fast for 8 to 12 hours prior to your appointment. (Even though you are fasting, you should drink water and take all your prescribed medications.)

If you must cancel

If you registered online and are now unable to attend, please cancel your appointment by logging onto https://pickatime.com/cityofminneapolis.htm. If you signed up using a paper sign-up form, please note your cancelation on the same form.

* My Health Rewards activities

Participating in these activities will help you earn the 300 points needed to be eligible for lower health insurance premiums in 2014.

To learn about additional options — participating in a personal health coaching program, smoking cessation program or by-invitation program designed to help people with specific health conditions — visit the City’s My Health Rewards webpage.   

 

Published Feb. 27, 2013