Annual wellness screenings encouraged; spring dates available

March 21, 2011

Appointments are now available on the West Lafayette campus for wellness screenings with the School of Nursing.
Appointments are available at the following times and locations:
* March 22, 23 -- 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:10-3:10 p.m. Krannert Building, Drawing Room.
* March 25 -- 10-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. Johnson Hall of Nursing, Room B-5.
* March 28, 29 -- 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:10-3:10 p.m. Materials and Electrical Engineering Building, Room 239.
* March 30 -- 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:10-3:10 p.m. WorkLife Programs (PWF), 1402 W. State St., Purdue West Shopping Plaza.
WorkLife Programs provides these screenings for benefit-eligible faculty and staff and their spouses/same-sex domestic partners. Participants must bring their Purdue ID at the time of the screening.

Free screenings are limited to one per calendar year, so participants are encouraged to select the timing that works best for them and to stay on an annual schedule for their screenings. For example, if someone completed a screening in the fall of 2010, the person will wait until fall 2011 for the next appointment.

Annual screenings are an important part of prevention as well as a way for participants to keep track of their health and know their numbers for cholesterol and blood pressure.
For other tips on prevention and the related resources available from Purdue, check out the Everyday Wellness campaign at

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 screenings.

To schedule an appointment, visit and click "Register Now." Those interested in a screening are encouraged to register at least 24 hours in advance of the appointment time.
If you have questions about the screenings, call 49-45461.
For regional campus screening events, contact your campus program:
* Calumet: (219) 989-2709,
* Fort Wayne: (260) 481-6647,
* North Central: (219) 785-5354,