Physical wellness allows us to care for our bodies through physical activity and nutrition. At Pitt, you have the option to join group exercise classes at one of our on-campus facilities, as well as pair up with a health coach for one-on-one wellness coaching for healthy eating, lifestyle changes, and more. In-person, online, and telephonic wellness services are available to faculty, staff, and students, giving you the opportunity to modify your individual needs so you can get the most out of Pitt's physical wellness services.
Physical Wellness Resources
Healthy Community Programs: Health programs within your local community are great ways to get active and meet new people. WalkPittsburgh offers walking trails and maps of neighborhoods around Pittsburgh, BikePGH offers bike routes and community events throughout the year, and POGOH is Pittsburgh's bike share system (Pitt employees have access to unlimited, free 30-minute rides; learn how to activate the benefit). UPMC also hosts year-round health-related events for members and their families.
MyHealth@Work: 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. Services also include blood pressure checks and one-on-one health coaching for faculty, staff, and departments.
On-Campus Facilities: Facilities are available across campus for faculty, staff, and students to work out, swim, and play recreational sports. Facilities include the University Club, Trees Hall, Bellefield Hall, and the WPU Fitness Center for students.
Active&Fit Direct Program: With the Active&Fit Direct Program, UPMC Health Plan participants have access to a wide range of national fitness centers and on-demand fitness videos for just $25 a month.
Throughout the year, participants of the University’s medical plans have the opportunity to earn reward dollars for the completion of the MyHealth Questionnaire, along with physical exams, biometric screenings, and preventive care services. Learn more about wellness incentives, healthy activities that count towards earning incentives, and how to earn your rewards.
On-Campus Flu Shot Clinics
Flu shot clinics are scheduled to take place on the Pittsburgh campus and each of the regional campuses for during the fall months of each year.
For off-campus flu shots, UPMC Health Plan members may obtain a flu shot from a participating provider at no out-of-pocket cost. Members also may obtain a flu shot with no out-of-pocket cost at CVS Minute Clinic, Giant Eagle, or Rite Aid pharmacies. Simply present your UPMC Health Plan member ID card at the time you receive your flu shot and you will not have to submit a receipt or any other additional paperwork to UPMC Health Plan.
If you obtain a flu shot at a clinic or pharmacy that does not participate with UPMC Health Plan, then you will need to pay for the flu shot at the time of service and file a claim for reimbursement.
For details regarding flu shots for students, please refer to the Student Health Services website for their flu shot clinic calendar.
UPMC Health Plan is dedicated to helping Pitt employees stay healthy, eat well, and maintain progress by providing weekly tips and healthy recipes to follow, as well as an action plan to help you track your weight management goals. Additionally, you can learn how to stay in good health and avoid injury, soreness, and long-term health issues with SHRS' "Computer Ergonomics for U" and "Healthy U Back" video series.
High Blood Pressure Resources
High Blood Sugar Resources
- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: www.eatright.org
- ChooseMyPlate: www.choosemyplate.gov
- International Food Information Council Foundation: www.foodinsight.org
- National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: www.nhlbi.nih.gov
- U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: www.hhs.gov/fitness/resource-center