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Ongoing Programs

Confidential Online Screenings and Online Resources

For further health and wellness information as well as confidential online screenings for heart disease, food intake, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse among other topics, visit the Healthier Princeton website at www.princeton.edu/healthier/healthy-body/online.

Fitsmart Fitness Appraisal

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 fee is $15.00. For more information, contact Matt Brzycki at 258-3520 or brzycki@princeton.edu.

First Aid and Safety Trainings

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 oa@princeton.edu. For details, visit www.princeton.edu/~oa.

Hamilton Physical Therapy Services (HPTS) on Campus

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 to address Princeton University employees’ and students’ physical therapy needs. Flexible hours on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment only.  Most insurance plans are accepted. Call 258-4450 for more information and to schedule an appointment.

HeartSmart

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

International Travel Planning

Faculty and staff may schedule a travel planning appointment for immunizations and prescriptions by calling Employee Health at 258-5035. Graduate Students may schedule a travel planning appointment at UHS by calling 258-5357. Please schedule a visit for four to six weeks before the date of travel.

Know Your Numbers

Did you know there are four basic tests that provide you with a snapshot of your health and indicate a roadmap for maintaining or improving it? They are:

  • Blood pressure,
  • Waist circumference,
  • Cholesterol levels, and
  • Glucose (blood sugar) level. 
Even if you feel fine, it is important to know your numbers.  Departments may schedule a group screening by calling Employee Health at 258-5035.

Mind/Body Health Services

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. For more information on mind/body health services and a complete listing of mind/body programs, visit http://www.princeton.edu/healthier/healthy-mind/mindbody-options/.  For stress reduction audio downloads, see http://www.princeton.edu/uhs/healthy-living/download-menu.

My Health Coach

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

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 members.bestdoctors.com. If you have any questions or would like more information about the program, please contact the Human Resources Benefits Team at 258-3302.

Outdoor Action

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 www.princeton.edu/~oa.

Outdoor action Climbing Wall

Outdoor Action's state-of-the art climbing wall is located inside the southeast column on the second level of the football stadium. Climbers of all abilities are welcome. Experienced instructors are on hand to teach skills and OA provides harness and climbing shoes. Various rock climbing classes and clinics are also available. During open hours, the Climbing Wall is FREE to students, faculty, and staff of Princeton University with PUID. University groups can arrange a private climbing activity by emailing oa@princeton.edu. The Climbing Wall is open throughout the academic year except during breaks and final exams. For details, visit: www.princeton.edu/~oa/climb/index.shtml

Smoking Cessation

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

Wellness on Wheels (WOW!)

Stephens Fitness Center staff are available to come to your location on campus 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 brzycki@princeton.edu.

Workshops at Work

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. For more information, contact Matt Brzycki at 258-3520 or brzycki@princeton.edu.