Human Resources Mission, Vision, and Strategic Goals For You

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Purdue University strives to provide high-quality, affordable healthcare resources to our employees. In an effort to help employees find the best care at the most cost-effective prices based on Purdue’s medical plans, Human Resources is providing the resources below to assist you and your family.

Anthem Care & Cost Finder and Sydney app

A free service (for Purdue employees, their spouses and adult dependents who are covered on a Purdue medical plan) that helps you find doctors, check quality and compare costs all in one place. Prices for medical services vary a lot; it may surprise you that prices for medical services can be different depending on where you go.

  • One search provides cost and quality details about in-network doctors, specialists, hospitals and urgent care facilities.
  • Cost estimates are based on your benefit plan, so you get a true picture of what you will pay.
  • You can search by type of care, provider name, medical procedure, test or medical condition.
  • You can see how other members rate doctors on things like the care they provided.

Take a look at the Care & Cost Finder demo.
Register for Care & Cost Finder for access to your one-stop shop to manage your healthcare budget.

Even on the go, you can find care and costs via Sydney, Anthem’s mobile app. For more details, take a look at “’Sydney’ – Anthem’s New Mobile App – Delivers Highly Personalized, Custom Experience to Users.”

On-Campus / Virtual Health and Wellness – all campuses

Cost-effective, local and / or virtual health and wellness resources are available to all benefits-eligible Purdue employees on all three campuses.

Center for Healthy LivingWest Lafayette campus

All benefits-eligible employees, including those who do not participate in a Purdue medical plan, as well as Purdue covered dependents, can utilize the health and wellness care at the Center for Healthy Living. Offering a wide range of services, our wellness team is dedicated to knowing you, your medical background and your needs. You are at the center of all we do. Visit to learn more. To schedule an appointment, call 765-494-0111 or utilize the patient portal.

PUSH – West Lafayette campus

Purdue University Student Health Service provides clinical laboratory services and radiology services to faculty and staff. To schedule an appointment, call 765-494-1596.

Campus Health Clinic – Fort Wayne campus

Dedicated to keeping you healthy, the Purdue University Fort Wayne Campus Health Clinic is an outpatient facility providing a variety of health care services to students, faculty, staff and community members. Visit to learn more. To schedule an appointment, call 260-481-5748.

Employee Wellness –Northwest

Purdue Northwest offers a variety of programs and services to assist employees with better total wellness. PNW faculty and staff of all ages and abilities gain awareness, knowledge, skills and motivation that promote a healthy lifestyle. Visit to learn more.

No-Cost Telephonic Wellness Programs

Benefits-eligible employees on all campuses have access to no-cost telephonic wellness programs. Meet via telephone with a health coach, pharmacist or dietitian for help with nutrition education, tobacco cessation, goal setting, weight loss and management, self-care, financial education, medication review, drug coverage inquiries, medication pricing inquiries and more. Call 765-494-0111 to schedule.

LiveHealth Online

LiveHealth Online offers live, instant or scheduled visits with doctors seven days a week, 24-hours a day from anywhere you have Internet access using two-way video conferencing. It is secure, private, easy-to-use and affordable. Information on costs based on medical plan can be found on the Eligibility & Cost web page. To get started, visit

Places to Go - Referrals

The links showcase referral locations for services such as imaging (MRI), mammograms, physical therapy, colonoscopy and more for all three Purdue campus areas – West Lafayette, Fort Wayne and Northwest (Westville and Hammond).

Referral Direction- West Lafayette

Referral Direction- Fort Wayne

Referral Direction- Northwest

Tiered Labs – bloodwork, etc.

Tiered lab benefits save you money on all three Purdue medical plans. For more information, including a list of Tier 1 lab locations, visit

Mental Health Resources

Employee Assistance Counseling – Available as a no-cost wellness option through the Center for Healthy Living on Purdue’s West Lafayette campus. Visit for information; Call the center at 765-494-0111 to schedule an appointment.

LiveHealth Online Psychology – Provides the ability to talk face-to-face with a licensed psychologist via a computer or mobile device. Visit: Mental health visits via LiveHealth Online are covered by your Purdue health plan. Information on costs based on medical plan can be found on the Eligibility & Cost web page.

LiveHealth OnlinePsychiatryGet help managing medications from a board-certified psychiatrist.

Mental Health America

myStrength – Provides a free “digital health club for the mind,” offering a personalized portal with access to positivity-training tools; Inspirational videos, articles and quotes; daily mood tracker; and step-by-step eLearning programs. Visit

National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Navigating Workplace Mental Health: A Guide for Managers


Purdue’s pharmacy plan is administered by CVS Caremark. Generic preventive drugs are covered at 100 percent by all three Purdue plans. Generic drugs generally cost 25 percent to 60 percent less than the brand name equivalent. Using generics saves money for you and the medical plan. Non-preferred brand name drugs cost more than others, and specialty drugs are typically high-cost medications.

To determine pricing and which category a specific medication falls in, use the chart below:

Drug categories for all three medical plans

To determine pricing and which category a specific medication falls within, check the CVS Caremark pricing tool.

Click links below to see prescription price prior to meeting your deductible. Click links below to see prescription price after meeting your deductible.
Purdue Health Plan
Plus HSA 1
Before deductible is met After deductible has been met
Purdue Health Plan
Plus HSA 2
Before deductible is met After deductible has been met
Purdue Health Plan Before deductible is met
(prescription drugs do not apply to deductible for this plan)
J-1 Visa Before deductible is met
(prescription drugs do not apply to deductible for this plan)

Rx Savings Solutions

Rx Savings Solutions  A free confidential program that works in conjunction with Purdue’s prescription coverage to provide transparency into prescription costs and options and offers personalized prescription guidance for every member on your health plan.


HealthGuides A free resource that simplifies the healthcare experience so you better understand your health situation and are able to find the right care at the right time – for the right cost.


HealthSync A groundbreaking network of high-performing healthcare providers dedicated to personalized, value-based care.

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