Healthy OHIO is Ohio University's employee wellness initiative. Available to Ohio University employees enrolled in the medical plan and their benefits-participating spouses/partners, the program is intended to give participants customizable tools and resources for a variety of wellness goals. Healthy OHIO is an umbrella program that houses two sub-programs: an online/mobile wellness platform called Virgin Pulse and biometric health screenings.
In Fiscal Year 2022, Healthy OHIO will return to pre-COVID operations*. The $60 incentive associated with a health screening will return as will on-campus screening events.
*Program offerings are subject to change as safety requirements from CDC and mandates from Ohio University evolve in response to pandemic response.
Mobile Wellness with Virgin PulseEarn up to $260 in Fiscal Year 2021 by engaging with Virgin Pulse. The more you engage with the platform, the more you earn! From finances to fitness to family, Virgin Pulse focuses on all areas of wellbeing.
Biometric Health ScreeningsParticipate in a biometric health screening to stay on top of your wellbeing goals. Reward dollars are not available in calendar year 2020. Though preventive exams with your physician or an appointment at WorkHealth Athens Clinic are free*.
Eligible participants can earn up to $200 per year (up to $50 quarterly) when they use the online/mobile wellness platform for customized engagement opportunities. Whether you’re looking to improve your financial well-being, focus on your fitness or spend more time with your pets, Virgin Pulse can help you define and meet your unique wellness goals.
The first time you log-in to your Virgin Pulse account, you'll need to set-up your account by registering in a few easy steps.
- Register Your Account by selecting "SIGN ME UP"
- Verify eligibility:
- The benefits-carrier: choose the "ALL EMPLOYEES"
- The spouse/partner should select "ENROLLMENTGROUP2" and use their spouse's OHIO ID (the first part of their Ohio University email address) with a + sign. (Example, if the benefits carrier's email is firstname.lastname@example.org, the spouse/partner will use "bobcat+" as the Employee ID).
- Fill in your information.
- Be sure to choose a password you'll remember, because you'll want to log in regularly to be able to earn your rewards.
- Start earning!
After you have registered your account, you can log-in using the following links:
There are many fun ways to connect Virgin Pulse to your wellbeing goals!
Set your interests so you are given inspirational and informational daily cards to read. Choose meaningful Healthy Habits so you can track your progress toward a goal. Complete a program in Journeys to help guide you through a goal. Learn how to choose foods for your eating style. Connect an activity tracker. The list goes on.
Start here! The options below are our favorite ways to engage with the platform and earn points this quarter:
Why Join Virgin Pulse?
All eligible participants are encouraged to conduct an annual health screening so they stay on track with their wellness goals. Note: Equal opportunities are available to all affiliates at all OHIO campuses. Though, Athens incentives are processed in Fall semester and Regional incentives are processed in Spring semester.
Three screening options are available in FY22:
WorkHealth Athens Clinic
We encourage all eligible employees/spouses/partners at all campuses to use OhioHealth Castrop, WorkHealth Athens Clinic (3rd Floor Castrop Center) for screenings at no cost.
Screening appointments will conclude on November 30, 2021. Please note that WorkHealth will be closed certain dates during that window due to holidays. Please plan accordingly.
Due to safety precautions with COVID-19, appointments are required and can be scheduled by calling 614-566-WORK (9675). Be sure to tell the scheduler that you are an employee/spouse/partner with Ohio University looking to schedule your Health Screening.
Physician Screening Form
Have your primary care physician (PCP) conduct an annual screening, including a blood panel.
Ensure your PCP knows to code the visit as a preventive exam so you don't pay for the screening. If your appointment does not qualify as a preventive exam, we recommend utilizing Option One or Option Two, instead. You will be given a copy of your results and can share those results with your PCP.
Athens Campus: Forms will be accepted through November 30, 2021.
Regional Campuses: Forms will be accepted January 15 - March 31, 2022. We cannot accept early submissions.
Download your Physician Screening Form right now by selecting the appropriate form below.
On-Campus Screening Events
Join us for our on-campus events! Event details and offerings are subject to change as the institution's pandemic response parameters change.
- Athens Campus:
- October 21. 8:30am-2:30pm at Ellis Hall.
- October 27. 11:00am-5:00pm at Baker University Center.
- Regional Campuses: Dates have not yet been determined, but will likely occur in March 2022.
*Costs associated with screenings: While preventive care within the Anthem network is covered at 100%, services that are outside of the Anthem network and/or not classified as preventive care are subject to cost sharing. Please discuss the status of your visit with your physician's office. If your appointment cannot be classified as a Preventive Exam due to pre-existing conditions, we recommend scheduling your appointment at OhioHealth WorkHealth Athens, Castrop Center.
**Payouts: This is a taxable benefit paid by Human Resources. Payouts will occur on the paycheck of the benefits-carrier under the Healthy OHIO line item. Payouts occur prior to the conclusion of the quarter following the payout event.
Additional Employee Wellbeing Resources
Explore our diverse set of employee wellbeing resources! There's something for everyone.
For Colleges/DivisionsBecome an advocate for wellbeing by volunteering as your Division's Wellness Champion, learn more about the Employee Assistance Program or how to take a healthy break.
For Money SaversWork on your Financial Fitness with discounts on virtual memberships for all employees and other wellbeing discounts available to benefits-carriers.
Personalized WellbeingNeed personalized support? Try Wellness Coaching, Personalized Medical Guidance or check out other Athens-based wellness services.
Long Term WellbeingLearn more about programs to support your long term wellbeing such as Risk Reduction, Tobacco Cessation classes and Walking Groups.