The University of Southern Mississippi Student Health Services will host Employee Wellness Days Oct. 11-12, during which time faculty and staff are encouraged to take advantage of their Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) “Healthy You” wellness benefit. This benefit allows BCBS members to receive free screenings and immunizations based on gender and age.
For a list of screenings and immunizations you are eligible for, online visit: http://www.bcbsms.com/assets/docs/HYWellnessGuide.pdf(scroll to page 8). Faculty and staff no longer have to complete an online health quotient to receive these benefits. Please note that if you are planning to get a lipid profile, do not eat anything after midnight before the test, and come in as early as possible the next morning for the test.
During this event there will be a mini-health fair in the Student Health Service lobby. We will have campus and community wellness resources and information available. Refreshments will be available as well as door prizes from several local businesses, including Stepping Stone, Glory Bound Gyro Company, Caliente Grill, Tropical Smoothie Café, Two Brothers Grill, Cork Wine & Martini Bar, Runner’s High, Rainforest Car Wash and Pine Belt Nutrition. Various vendors, including Healing Touch which will give free chair massages, will be present from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. both days.
For more information, contact Student Health Services at 601.266.5390; online, visit http://www.usm.edu/student-health-services.