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Ongoing Programs

Confidential Online Screenings and Online Resources

Further health and wellness information as well as confidential online screenings for heart disease, food intake, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse among other topics are available online.

Diabetes Management Incentive Program

This program is available to employees and their eligible dependents who are enrolled in a Princeton medical plan, and who have been diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes. Participants in the program will have copays waived for generic and brand name drugs, and supplies related to diabetes care. Participation requires enrollment in health coaching through My Health Coach, and providing the health coach with biometric screening results related to diabetes. For more information about the program, please contact TrestleTree at (866) 237-0973. 

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. Outdoor Action also offers 25-hour and 80-hour classes in Wilderness First Aid. Fees apply. Groups/departments can arrange a private CPR class by emailing oa@princeton.edu. For details, visit outdooraction.princeton.edu/activities/first-aid-cpr.

Hamilton Physical Therapy Services (HPTS) on Campus

Physical therapy has never been so easy! Open to all faculty, staff, their dependents, and students. HPTS has an office on campus at McCosh Health Center that is open all year long. 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.

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. 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, 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 benefits eligible employees and their eligible dependents with free confidential assistance to achieve 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. You and your eligible dependents can visit one of the two Health Coaches on campus 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 benefits eligible employees and their 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. This program is designed to help you make medical decisions with greater confidence and to ensure you are getting the right care. If you contact Best Doctors prior to back, knee or hip surgery, you may be eligible to receive a $400 gift card. Best Doctors also offers a Critical Care benefit. If you or an eligible dependent is admitted to a hospital for an acute inpatient medical event, Best Doctors can have a critical care expert review your case and assist you in coordinating 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 My Medical Expert, please contact the Human Resources Benefits Team at 258-3302.

Outdoor Action Program Activites

The Outdoor Action Program offers trips and skills training in hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, canoeing, outdoor leadership, wilderness first aid, CPR, and field trip safety & risk management. For information on upcoming trips and programs, visit outdooraction.princeton.edu .

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 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 oa@princeton.edu. The Climbing Wall is open throughout the academic year except during breaks and final exams. For details, visit: outdooraction.princeton.edu/climbing.

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.