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Ongoing Programs


This quick but accurate assessment with skin-fold calipers lets you know your body composition (percentage of body fat and lean-muscle mass). The cost is $5. Register and purchase online at:


By enrolling in My Health Coach, participants in this program get practical, personalized help to manage their diabetes or pre-diabetes condition, and can obtain most diabetes medications and supplies at no cost. In addition, participants can receive a taxable cash incentive of $250. The program is confidential and free to employees and their family members who are enrolled in a Princeton medical plan. For more information contact Trestle Tree at (866) 237-0973.


The fitness appraisal has seven elements: blood pressure, resting heart rate, body composition, flexibility, muscular strength, cardiovascular endurance and a risk factor questionnaire.  Appointments are necessary.  Plan for 30 minutes.  The cost is $15.00.  For more information, contact Matt Brzycki at 258-3520 or


Princeton’s Outdoor Action Program provides American Heart Association (AHA) CPR classes that teach lay rescuers how to recognize and treat life-threatening emergencies, including cardiac arrest and choking for adults and children over age one. Participants also learn to recognize the warning signs of heart attack and stroke in adults and breathing difficulties in children. This course will instruct you how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). People successfully completing the course will receive AHA certification good for two years. Additional classes include Wilderness First Aid. Fees apply. Groups/departments can arrange a private CPR class by emailing For details, visit


Physical therapy has never been so easy! Open to all faculty and staff and their dependents as well as students, HPTS has an office on campus at McCosh Health Center. Flexible hours on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment only. In network with most private insurance plans and approved worker's compensation injuries. Call 258-4450 for more information and to schedule an appointment.


F aculty and staff are encouraged to participate in HeartSmart, a program designed to help identify risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and renal and liver problems. This confidential program takes place over two sessions and involves 1) having a blood sample drawn, after fasting, to be tested for cholesterol and blood sugar levels, and kidney and liver functions; and 2) scheduling a follow-up session for a brief physical exam with an Employee Health professional, and discussing risk reduction techniques and creating a strategic plan for improving your health. Individual appointments can be scheduled by calling Employee Health at 258-5035. There is a fee for this program.


Faculty and staff may schedule a travel planning appointment for immunizations and prescriptions by calling Employee Health at 258-5035.  Please schedule a visit for four to six weeks before the date of travel.


Regular participation in mind/body activities may prevent the negative effects of stress. Numerous mind/body health opportunities are available on campus for faculty and staff as well as graduate students, including but not limited to meditation, yoga, and Tai Chi.  Find out more information about mind/body health services and a complete listing of mind/body programs.  You can also listen to stress reduction audio guides


My Health Advocate, a new benefit, is now available for you or your eligible family members including your spouse, domestic partner, dependent children, and parents and parents-in-law, regardless of enrollment in a healthcare plan at Princeton. With My Health Advocate you have unlimited, confidential access to a Personal Health Advocate (PHA). PHAs are typically registered nurses, supported by medical directors and benefits and claims specialists, who can help you navigate a wide variety of healthcare and insurance related issues. They can assist with explaining benefits coverage and health conditions, finding the right doctors and hospitals, navigating Medicare, scheduling tests and appointments, and more. Reach My Health Advocate by calling (866) 695-8622.


My Health Coach is a benefits program offered in partnership with TrestleTree, an accredited health transformation organization.  My Health Coach provides you and your eligible dependents with free confidential assistance to achieve your health goals.  By using My Health Coach, you can work with a personal health professional to help improve your health or manage your medical condition and avoid future risks.  To provide easy access to My Health Coach and the option for face-to-face appointments, we have two Health Coaches on campus.  You and your eligible dependents have the choice to visit a Health Coach in person or talk with a Health Coach on the telephone.   To make an appointment with a Health Coach, you may call TrestleTree at (866) 237-0973.  If you have any questions or would like more information about the program, please contact the Human Resources Benefits Team at 258-3302.


My Medical Expert is a benefit program offered in partnership with Best Doctors, a firm recognized for identifying expert physicians to bring best practice medicine to you.  My Medical Expert provides you and your eligible dependents the ability to receive personalized medical information from Best Doctors’ network of 53,000 top physicians.  This program is confidential and offered at no cost to you.  This program is designed to help you make medical decisions with greater confidence and to ensure you are getting the right care.   You may contact Best Doctors at (866) 904-0910 or visit .  If you have any questions or would like more information about the program, please contact the Human Resources Benefits Team at 258-3302.


MSK Direct is a benefit with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center that can facilitate prompt access to care at MSK. The MSK Direct team can help navigate every step of the cancer experience, from diagnosis and treatment, to recovery and life beyond cancer. It is offered to all benefits-eligible Princeton University faculty, staff, and their family members, including spouses, children, siblings, parents and parents-in-law. Calls to the MSK Direct team, as well as their work in making arrangements for care, are free.  Any medical services provided by MSK are covered by the patient’s medical plan.  You can reach MSK Direct at (844) 303–2123. If you have any questions or would like more information about the program, please contact the Human Resources Benefits Team at 258-3302.


The Outdoor Action Program offers trips and skills training in hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, canoeing, outdoor leadership ,  wilderness first aid   and CPR . For information on upcoming trips and programs, visit   


Outdoor Action's state-of-the art climbing wall is located inside the southeast column on the second level of the Princeton stadium. No previous climbing experience is necessary. Experienced instructors are on hand to teach skills and OA provides harness and climbing shoes. During open hours, the Climbing Wall is FREE to students, faculty, and staff of Princeton University with PUID. Various rock climbing classes and clinics are also available for a fee. University groups can arrange a private climbing activity by emailing . The Climbing Wall is open throughout the academic year except during breaks and final exams. For details, visit:


Personalized program designed by a member of the fitness staff. It consists of instruction in aerobic training as well as strength training. The cost is $45. Register and purchase online at:


Individual attention from a personal trainer during one-on-one workouts. Options range from 1-hour session to 30-hour package. Participants must have a membership or valid access to Dillon Gym. Read more about cost and eligibility.


You can quit smoking; many of your co-workers already have.  Consultation and support for quitting smoking and FREE Nicotine replacement products are available for benefits eligible employees.  Schedule a smoking cessation appointment by calling Employee Health at 258-5035.


If you are planning to have knee back or hip surgery, and obtain a virtual second opinion from Best Doctors, you or a family member enrolled in a Princeton medical plan will receive a taxable cash incentive of $400. The decision to proceed with the surgery is still completely yours.   For more information, or to initiate the virtual second opinion, contact Best Doctors at (866) 904-0910 or visit


This 10-week program includes an initial consultation, 5 follow-up meetings, an exercise program and body composition analysis at the beginning and the end of the 10 weeks. The cost is $60. Register and purchase online at:


Stephens Fitness Center staff are available to come to your location on campus for free to provide wellness screenings for your group.  Choose from any of the following:  blood pressure, body composition, flexibility and muscular strength.  A minimum of 10 participants is required.  For more information, contact Matt Brzycki at 258-3520 or


Schedule a free workshop presented by Stephens Fitness Center staff in the comfort of your own worksite.  Choose from any of the following topics or ask for a topic to suit your specific needs:  Improving Muscular Strength, Improving Aerobic Fitness, Improving Flexibility, Get FITT!, Strength and Fitness Mythology, Eating for the Active Lifestyle, Controlling Blood Pressure, Nutrition 101, Weight Management, 20 Tips for Weight Loss, and Stephens Fitness Center: What We Offer.  A minimum of 10 participants is required.  Register and purchase online at: more information, contact Matt Brzycki at 258-3520 or