Last chance to earn up to 200 points for a biometric screening
Time is running out to earn up to 200 points for a biometric screening in the employee wellness program. Although there are no more worksite screenings, you can still get points by scheduling a free biometric screening at LabCorp, Quest Diagnostics or your regular health care provider.
If you schedule a biometric screening at LabCorp and Quest Diagnostics, they will submit your biometric screening form to Medica for you, but you must have your screening by Friday, Aug. 5. If you schedule a biometric screening at your regular health care provider, you must submit the biometric screening form to Medica by Monday, Aug. 15, to earn points.
Biometric screenings give you information about your health status by checking your:
- Body mass index.
- Sugar in your blood (glucose).
- Fat in your blood (triglycerides).
- Cholesterol (total cholesterol, HDL and LDL).
- Blood pressure.
You’ll earn 100 points just for taking the test. This year, you can also get 25 bonus points (up to 100 points) for each test result within the recommended range.
LabCorp or Quest Diagnostics
To schedule an appointment at LabCorp or Quest Diagnostics:
- Visit www.mymedica.com.
- Click “Health & Wellness.”
- Click your name in the upper right corner and select “Health Screenings.”
- Click “LabCorps” or “Quest Diagnostics.”
If you go to LabCorps, you must print out the LabCorp biometric screening form and bring it with you. Quest Diagnostics biometric screening forms are available onsite.
Quest Diagnostics locations
- 825 Nicollet Mall, Suite 406, Minneapolis
- 600 W. County Road D, Suite 11, New Brighton, MN
- 6525 France Ave., Suite 320, Edina, MN
- 6545 France Ave. S., Suite 641, Edina
- 2716 E. 82nd St., Bloomington
Biometric screening with your health care provider
To have a biometric screening with your regular health care provider, please have your provider complete this form.
Mail your completed form by Monday, Aug. 15, to:
P.O. Box 2260
Minneapolis, MN 55402-0260
How to prepare for your biometric screening
Bring your Medica ID card to your appointment. The screener will measure your height and weight and take a small blood sample from a simple finger prick. For the most accurate test results, do not eat for at least nine hours before your appointment. You should drink a lot of water before your appointment and take all medications as directed by your physician. You may have black coffee with no cream, milk or sweetener.
Published Jul 26, 2016