University Offers Free Biometric Screenings for Full-Time Employees
What Is a biometric screening?
A biometric screening provides a clinical assessment of key health measures. These results may be used to identify certain health conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease, or to indicate an increased risk for these conditions.
The following measurements are collected:
- Total cholesterol, HDL, LDL and total cholesterol to HDL ratio
- Fasting glucose, triglycerides
- Systolic and diastolic blood pressure
- Height, weight, BMI (body mass index), blood pressure
- Waist size/circumference (because abdominal fat is a predictor of or risk for obesity-related diseases)
All screening results will be kept CONFIDENTIAL.
Finger Stick Screening
A biometric screening usually includes some body measurements and collection of a small blood sample. During a finger stick screening, samples are processed onsite, and the participant can be given immediate feedback.
How long does the screening take?
The screening should take 15-20 minutes. Please arrive on time.
What do you need to bring to your appointment?
You will need your health plan membership card and a photo ID.
How do you prepare for your biometric screening?
- DO take all medications as directed by your physician(s) as you normally would.
- DO drink plenty of water before your screening to stay hydrated.
- DO wear a loose fitting shirt that allows you to roll up your sleeve for a blood pressure check.
If you are fasting, fast for 9-12 hours. DO NOT eat or drink anything except water. Black coffee and tea are also fine, but do not use cream or sugar. (If you have a medical condition that does not allow you to fast for 9-12 hours, please follow your healthcare provider’s instructions
How do you schedule your biometric screening?
Please click here: https://healthprogram.bioiq.
- If you are not currently enrolled in a Wilkes University medical insurance plan, you will need to create an account. Click on “Don’t have a member ID?” When creating an account, please leave the member ID section blank.
- If you are currently enrolled in a Wilkes University medical insurance plan, please have your medical insurance card with you to create an account and reserve an appointment.
Questions? Contact Kathy Malcolm, senior employee benefits administrator, at ext. 4644 or firstname.lastname@example.org.