Submitted by Christina Moore:
Covid Boosters and Testing
To help control the spread of the omicron variant, The Ohio State University is encouraging all those who are eligible to get their COVID vaccine boosters. Appointments can be made through the MyChart app. There is no out of pocket expense for either students or employees. While the booster is optional, the University does require all employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or to file for an exception.
For more information and to check your booster eligibility, please visit the Wexner Medical Center Website.
You can also use the MyChart app to make appointments for asymptomatic COVID testing. Walk-up testing services are not available. If you are symptomatic, please arrange testing through either your healthcare provider or by calling 614-293-4000. For more information, please visit safeandhealthy.osu.edu.
Virgin Pulse Transform
If you have or are at an elevated risk of developing diabetes, you may qualify for the Virgin Pulse Transform program. The yearlong program includes coaching via either phone or text, a free mobile app, monthly self-guided learning modules, a chance to earn both a Fitbit scale and Inspire activity tracker (upon reaching milestones) and a bonus HRA incentive (if eligible). Members can enroll at any time but must meet specific criteria to participate.
To see if you qualify and for more information visit the YP4H website or the Virgin Pulse app.
If you struggle with issues that impact your emotional health, Your Plan 4 Health now offers a program that can help. MyStrength offers evidence-based support for physical and emotional problems that many face, providing helpful tools and resources as well as one on one support from a dedicated coach. If you are interested in reducing stress, improving sleep, managing depression, managing anxiety, mindfulness, meditation, balancing intense emotions, pregnancy and early parenting issues or managing chronic pain, check out this program. You can earn a bonus HRA incentive for participating in this program (additional criteria must be met to earn this incentive).
For more information and to register visit the YP4H website or the Virgin Pulse app.