Spring wellness screening dates available on West Lafayette campus

April 5, 2010

Free wellness screenings, provided by WorkLife Programs and administered by the School of Nursing are available on the West Lafayette campus.

Once you've completed a screening, you'll have the information you need to complete the health assessment and get valuable information about your health. Go to www.purdue.edu/cwlw and click "take my health assessment now" to get started.

Dates and locations for spring 2010 are:

* April 12, 13, 14, 23, 28. Room B-5, Johnson Hall of Nursing.
* April 26, 27. Room 206, Stewart Center.
* April 30. Room 1179, Physical Facilities Service Building.
   
Benefit-eligible faculty, staff, graduate staff, official retirees, and their spouses/same-sex domestic partners may receive one free screening per calendar year. (The exception is graduate staff spouses, who pay $20.)

The School of Nursing administers the campus screenings. Senior-level nursing students conduct the screenings under the direction of faculty. Screenings include a finger stick test for total cholesterol, HDL, and glucose, blood pressure, and height/weight. Fasting is not required for the finger stick test. Bring Purdue University identification (PUID) to the appointment.

Free screenings are limited to one per calendar year, and participants are encouraged to select the location that works best for them and to stay on an annual schedule for screenings.

If an individual has an existing medical condition, or is already on medication for any medical condition including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, or others, it would be more appropriate to see a health care provider for a screening.
   
To register for a wellness screening or other offerings from WorkLife Programs, go to www.purdue.edu/worklife and log in with your career account and password, or call 49-45461.

For regional campus screening events, contact your campus program:
* Calumet: (219) 989-2709, lowry@calumet.purdue.edu.
* Fort Wayne: (260) 481-6647, tillapau@ipfw.edu.
* North Central: (219) 785-5519, tlaux@pnc.edu.

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