UF Health hosts its Sixth Annual Wellness Event for benefits-eligible employees from April 24 to May 5 at our Archer Road hospitals, specialty hospitals and several other Gainesville locations.
Participants get a free lunch from SweetBerries — those who preregistered will receive a box lunch at the event, and those who didn’t will receive a $5 gift certificate to the restaurant, located on Northwest 13th Street.
This year, all benefits-eligible employees can participate in the Blue Rewards Wellness Program to earn a $100 online shopping experience, redeemable in November and December. Participants must have accumulated 300 points between Oct. 1, 2016 and Sept. 30, 2017, to earn the shopping experience.Points are earned by completing certain wellness activities, which must be logged on the Blue Rewards website.
Visit GatorCare.org for directions on how to log your activities.
There are four actions required by the Sept. 30 deadline to earn the shopping experience. They are worth a total of 200 points.
- A biometric screening (offered at the Wellness Event) — 25 points
Non-GatorCare subscribers must complete the screening at a Wellness Event. GatorCare subscribers who can’t attend a Wellness Event can complete the screening at a Quest Diagnostics Lab.
- An online personal health assessment (taken online after completing the biometric screening) — 100 points
- Proof of flu vaccination in the past 14 months — 25 points
- Being tobacco-free or completing a tobacco-cessation course — 50 points
Here are examples of how to earn the additional 100 points to reach the 300 points required for the $100 online shopping experience:
- Annual Wellness Exam — 50 points
- Preventive services (mammogram, colonoscopy or prostate exam) — 50 points
- Community-sponsored walk/run — 15 points
- Workplace-sponsored challenges like the Spring Walking Challenge or 12 Tweaks program — 25 points
Wellness events are a production of GatorCare and the UF-UF Health Wellness Program. Call the UF Health Shands Human Resources Benefits Office at 352-265-0043 with questions or if you need assistance gaining access to the Blue Rewards website.
2017 Wellness Event Schedule
Monday, April 24
1329 SW 16th St.
Tuesday, April 25
UF Health Family Medicine
3951 NW 48th Terrace, Suite 101
UF Health Springhill
4037 NW 86th Terrace
Wednesday, April 26
UF Health Davis Cancer Pavilion
2000 SW Archer Road
UF Health Orthopaedics and Sports
3450 Hull Road
Thursday, April 27
UF Health Shands Patient Financial Services
UF Health Physicians Patient Access Center
UF Health Shands Health Information Management
4024 NW 22nd Drive
Friday, April 28
Information Services Training Room
3011 SW Williston Road
UF Health Shands Rehab Hospital
UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital
4101 NW 89th Blvd.
Monday, May 1
UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital
1515 SW Archer Road
Tuesday, May 2 to Friday, May 5
UF Health Shands Hospital
1600 SW Archer Road