May 9: Annual Wellness Event begins

By: Jacky Scott

UF Health is hosting its Fifth Annual Wellness Event for all benefits-eligible employees from May 9 to May 27.

Participants will receive free lunch and a $35 taxable incentive/reward added to their paycheck upon completion of the following activities by the end of June 2016 — a biometric screening (offered at the event), a personal health assessment (will be completed online after biometric screening) and proof of flu vaccination in the past year. To be eligible, participants must also be tobacco-free or complete a tobacco-cessation course. GatorCare subscribers who cannot attend a wellness event may complete biometric screenings at a Quest Diagnostics Lab.

New this year, benefits-eligible employees will earn points for completing specific year-round wellness activities that can be used for online shopping, beginning in January 2017. Stay tuned for more details, but be sure you are keeping track of any wellness activities you’ve taken part in since October 2015 (for example, annual wellness exams, Wellness/GatorCare activities and community walks).

To register for an event, visit This event is a production of the UF-UF Health Wellness Program and GatorCare. Please call the UF Health Shands Human Resources Benefits Office at 352-265-0043 with questions.

2016 Wellness Event schedule

Monday, May 9 to Friday, May 13
UF Health Shands Hospital
(north campus)
1600 SW Archer Road

Monday, May 16
UF Health IT
UF Health Shands Legal Services CH2M Hill
3011 SW Williston Road

Tuesday, May 17
1329 Building
1329 SW 16th St.

Wednesday, May 18 and Thursday, May 19
UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital (south campus)
1515 SW Archer Road

Friday, May 20
UF Health Springhill
4037 NW 86th Terrace

Monday, May 23
UF Health Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Institute
3450 Hull Road

Tuesday, May 24
UF Health Family Medicine – Magnolia Parke
3951 NW 48th Terrace, Suite 101

Wednesday, May 25
UF Health Shands Patient Financial Services
UF Health Physicians Patient Access Center
UF Health Shands Health Information Management
4024 NW 22nd Drive

Thursday, May 26 and Friday, May 27
UF Health Shands Rehab Hospital
4101 NW 89th Blvd.