Wellness for Life

As a Pitt employee, your health and wellness is our priority.

Looking to become more fit? Want to quit smoking? Wondering how you can get fresh, healthy foods delivered? Pitt's Wellness for Life program focuses on proactive health care management. Services are offered to promote positive lifestyle activities and choices. A healthy lifestyle may reduce health care cost escalation for you and your family. Check out the numerous health and wellness programs and services that we offer to complement our medical benefits plans.

 

Check out the monthly webinar from LifeSolutions! Next up: Dreaming of Retirement on Tuesday, August 16th 3-4pm. Register online.

 

Services  |  Programs  |  Resources  |  Activities

 

Services

  • MyHealth@Work clinic: An onsite health and wellness center exclusively for faculty and staff that treats a variety of health issues at no cost, regardless of insurance coverage. Located at the Medical Arts Building at 3708 Fifth Avenue, you can walk in without an appointment during business hours of 7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Contact the Center with questions or for more information at 412-647-4949.
  • Health coaching & nutritional counseling: Through UPMC Health Plan, the University provides health coaching and nutritional counseling to members with University-sponsored health insurance. Health coaches can help you manage many chronic conditions such as diabetes, asthma, low back pain, high blood pressure, and more. Nutritional counselors can offer advice on eating disorders and weight management, as well as celiac disease, diabetes, and other conditions. To set up an appointment with a health coach or nutrition counselor, contact UPMC Health Plan at 1-866-778-6073.
  • MyHealth Online: Free interactive resource provided by UPMC in which members can refill prescriptions, participate in wellness programs, research medical conditions, search discounts, and cost comparisons and request replacement membership cards.
  • LifeSolutions: The University’s faculty and staff assistance program provides a broad range of services to assist faculty, staff, and their household members in balancing work and the stresses of daily life. Services are provided at no cost, including personalized work-life referrals (elder care, child care, legal and financial consultation); online work-life resources, six sessions per issue of confidential coaching and counseling and 24/7 crisis support; and disability and family medical leave outreach. LifeSolutions can be reached online at by phone at 1-866-647-3432.

Programs

  • Be Fit Pitt: An initiative from the Pitt Health & Fitness Program consisting of text alerts or emails encouraging and assisting employees in becoming mindful of their health and wellness behaviors.
  • Farms to Pitt: Want access to fresh produce and other food at work? This program works with a local farms to bring a weekly or biweekly deliveries to various locations on campus.
  • Smoking Cessation: The University supports members who are trying to quit smoking. Most over-the-counter and generic tobacco cessation medications are covered at 100% without copayment. Contact UPMC Health Plan online or at 1-800-807-0751 to get started in a program today.
  • PittPerks: A value-added benefit for faculty and staff, PittPerks provides special pricing on a variety of voluntary benefits including auto, home, and pet health insurance, as well as identity theft protection through a convenient payroll deduction. To obtain more information, have questions answered or to suggest program offerings, please contact PittPerks customer care at 1-888-689-9696 or pittperks@corestream.com.
  • Take a Healthy Step: This program offers value added savings to UPMC Health Plan members. You automatically become eligible for the Take a Healthy Step program when you join UPMC Health Plan. Show your UPMC Health Plan member ID card at the time of purchase and receive discounts at participating businesses that encourage a healthy lifestyle: gyms, spas, salons, dance studios, martial arts schools, health food stores, sporting goods stores and more. The discounts offered by these companies are, for the most part, not covered benefits. Sign in to MyHealth (my.pitt.edu > Human Resources > MyHealth Access) to view the available discounts through the Take a Healthy Step program. Learn more about the healthy reward incentives when you answer questionnaires about your health or undergo health screenings.

Resources

  • Center for Health Equity:The Center focuses on excess premature mortality (deaths before age 65) in populations experiencing health inequities, offering several resources available to the community, researchers, students,
    and faculty that address issues important to health equity and health
    disparities.
  • Dental Health Center: Have a chipped or lost tooth? Want to learn more about a dental procedure? Need to find the right diet for healthier teeth? The Dental Health Center offers answers you can discuss with your dentist.
  • Diabetes Prevention Support Center: A non-profit organization at Pitt that was established in 2006 with the primary goal of preventing diabetes and improving cardiovascular health.
  • Preventative Health Services: Learn about UPMC Health Plan preventative services, which they cover for adults and children at 100 percent.
  • Vision Wellness: Davis Vision provides details on how to keep your peepers working and feeling their best.

Activities

  • Research Participant Registry: The Research Participant Registry is a database that is made up of
    people who have volunteered to consider participation in research
    studies for themselves or their children. Its goal is to bring the
    medical research advances to those who can benefit from them more
    directly and quickly.
  • On Campus Facilities: Trees Hall, Bellefield Hall, University Club
  • Pitt Health & Fitness Program: Offers opportunities for faculty and staff at the
    University of Pittsburgh, along with members of the Pittsburgh community, to participate in health and fitness classes, programs, and initiatives.
  • Pitt Cares: Learn more about community service opportunities through the Pitt Cares program, including volunteering with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, Central Blood Bank, the United Way Day of Caring, and many others.
  • Home Run for Health: Starting June 6, sign in to MyHealth (my.pitt.edu > Human Resources > MyHealth Access), log your activities and compete for prizes