From Human Resources

In our continuing effort to provide you with information regarding the new wellness programs — Blue Print for Health — being offered by the university through Blue Cross Blue Shield, we ask that you please mark your calendars for this upcoming event:

On-site health screenings will be available to all university employees during the HR Fair, which takes place Feb. 18 on the St. Paul campus and Feb. 19 on the Minneapolis campus.

To make your appointment for a health screening during the HR Fair, click here or call student Benefits Assistant Catherine O’Neill at (651) 962-6399.

These health screenings are quick, easy and FREE to employees. The screenings will provide you with your blood pressure, total cholesterol, HDL and glucose readings.

HANG ON TO YOUR HEALTH SCREENING RESULTS BECAUSE …
Another feature of the Blue Print for Health programs is an on-line Health Risk Assessment. All UST employees are welcome to participate. If you carry family medical coverage, your spouse and dependent children over the age of 18 who are enrolled in the university’s medical plan also are eligible to take the Health Risk Assessment.

Armed with the health screening information you receive at the HR Fair, please take a few minutes to go on-line and complete your own personalized Health Risk Assessment questionnaire. As part of the questionnaire, you will be asked for the results of your on-site health screening, so keep this information handy.

Below are some ways in which you might access the Health Risk Assessment tool:

  1. If you have Internet access from home, go to http://blueprint.bluecrossmn.com/ complete the on-line questionnaire and print the immediately returned results.
  2. If you have a UST account, log in from your office computer, or any computer in public labs across campus, and go to http://blueprint.bluecrossmn.com , complete the questionnaire and print the immediately returned results.
  3. St. Paul employees, if you do not have Internet access from home nor a UST account, the Binz Computing Lab will be available for your use in filling out the questionnaire and printing the results. Watch for announcements about specific hours when the lab will be made available.
  4. Minneapolis employees, if you do not have Internet access from home nor a UST account, the Keffer Library in Opus Hall will be available for your use in filling out the questionnaire and printing the results. Watch for announcements about specific hours when the office will be made available.

The information you provide when completing the questionnaire is strictly confidential. The results of your personal Health Risk Assessment are designed for YOU to be able to identify lifestyle risks and overall health behavior areas that may need change. Upon completion of your assessment you can immediately print out your personalized results for easy follow-up with your medical provider, if necessary.

Watch for additional information on the UST Wellness Program, which will keep you posted on these and other exciting wellness programs being offered by the university.