During the biometric screening, a health professional will collect measurements, including height and weight. A sample of your blood will be taken to determine your cholesterol and glucose levels, triglycerides and other factors that can lead to lifestyle-related health complications. The biometric screening does not test for illicit drugs, HIV/AIDS, or hepatitis. The results are not shared with your employer.
There are two ways to complete a biometric screening:
1. Biometric screenings are held at certain worksite locations. These events will be administered by Healthways and all information is kept confidential in compliance with the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). For details about available worksite biometric screening or to sign-up for an appointment please click the button below.
Some agency biometric screenings are requiring paper sign-ups. To see if the site you are wanting to schedule for is having paper or online sign-ups go to the Upcoming Events calendar by clicking here.
2. The Biometric Physician Form is a form that your physician can complete with the same biometric information from your test results by simply taking it with you to your next well visit or annual physical exam. By clicking the Biometric Physician Form button below you can download and print the form. Make sure you follow all directions on the form. The form should then be mailed to the return address listed.
Here are some things to keep in mind as you prepare for your biometric screening:
- Fasting (don't eat or drink anything but water nine hours before your appointment time) is required. These fasting tests provide you with the most accurate picture of your current health status.
- Drink plenty of water, which will make it easier to give a blood sample.
- Continue taking medication as prescribed the day of your biometric screening.
- For biometric screening appointments, arrive five minutes early to register and allow about 15 minutes to complete the screening process.
You and your enrolled spouse are eligible to receive a $75 incentive if you are enrolled in the state’s health plans. It is recommended that you complete the screening prior to Nov. 30, 2012 to maximize your potential areas for improvement and incentive options. In addition, if completed by Nov. 30, along with the Well-Being Assessment, you are eligible for an additional $25 bonus incentive.
For more information about incentives, click here.