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The City of Milwaukee is committed to supporting the health, wellness and safety of its employees and their families. The City’s Wellness program includes a wide range of programs, services and resources including an onsite wellness center, traveling wellness center sites, year round coaching, access to registered dieticians, educational sessions, group fitness classes and department specific initiatives as well as an onsite Workplace Clinic and Injury Prevention Clinic. The City's goal is to establish a workplace culture that enhances employee lives and offers all the tools necessary to meet employees wherever they’re at on their road to good health, making sure employees are well at work, well at home and well into retirement.

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Registration for the 2021 Health Appraisal is Open!

Registration for the 2021 Health Appraisal is now open. Health Appraisals start August 2nd and end December 17th, 2021.

-This year’s health appraisal is in-person with all steps completed in one appointment including labs/biometrics, an interest assessment and meeting with a health educator.

-NEW: Fasting is optional this year and participants can choose whether or not to fast before their appointment

-NEW: Expanded appointment options for easier scheduling

-Schedule the Health Appraisal and review lab results on the wellness portal

-If nicotine/cotinine positive, participants can complete one of three options: a tobacco health coaching session, a wellness portal action plan or attend a 60-minute virtual tobacco education class to avoid a monthly fee.

-No lab results are mailed and participants must check the wellness portal for results.

Participation in the 2021 Health Appraisal process is not mandatory, but if you anticipate you and your spouse may take the City’s 2022 health insurance, you must complete the health appraisal to avoid a fee and to be eligible to participate in Healthy Rewards.


Presentations for Healthy Rewards Points

In addition, visit the Current Wellness Programming section below to find additional wellness services, programs and activities.

Receive Benefits and Wellness Updates via Text Message

Sign up to receive City benefits and wellness updates via text message by answering a few short questions. Both employees and spouses are eligible to register. This service is completely voluntary and employees/spouses can unsubscribe at any time. No replies can be sent through this service.

City of Milwaukee Flu Clinics - Starting Thursday, September 16th!

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), one of the best ways to prevent the flu is getting vaccinated each year. Annual flu shots are covered at 100% under your City of Milwaukee UHC health plan when you use a contracted network flu shot provider, your primary care physician, or one of the UHC contracted retail pharmacies including Walgreens, CVS, Target, Meijer, etc.  Click here for this year's schedule and here for DPW locations.  Employees and spouses who receive a flu shot are eligible for 5 Healthy Rewards points.

Current Wellness Programming

Wellness programming is offered throughout the year including lunch 'n learns, fitness classes, financial wellness, coaching with health educators and registered dietitians, behavioral health and stress management.

Presentations for Healthy Rewards Points

Easing Your Chronic Dis-ease

The Miracle of Sleep

Relax and Revive Challenge

Work Burnout Series

Leadership Webinar Series

Virtual Group Fitness Classes

Well Together

Workforce Health Kitchen: Live!

Wellness Portal Action Plans

Real Appeal Weight Management Program

Wellness Coaching

Coaching with Health Educators to address:

Resiliency and stress management tools, helpful sleep practices, time management skills, and findng positivity and gratitude during difficult times.

Registered Dietitian Coaching to address:

Meal planning tips, how to create balanced meals, tips for cooking at home, cooking on a budget, and finding nutritional resources.

To schedule a telephonic appointment with a Health Educator or Registered Dietitian, visit and locate the "Healthy Rewards Program" heading.  Click on "schedule onsite health & wellness programs."  Questions, call 414-777-3410.

Wellness Coaching Consent Form

Wellness Health Coach Flyer

Healthy Rewards Program

Healthy Rewards is an incentive based program where participants complete 75, 100, or 125 points and earn $150, $250 or $350 in a Health Reimbursement Account.  Employees and spouses must complete the Health Appraisal to be eligible to participate in the Healthy Rewards program.

Healthy Rewards Basics:

Healthy Rewards Program Description

Health Appraisal Information Packet - Health Appraisal

Health Appraisal and Healthy Rewards Program FAQ

Health and Wellness Resource Guide

Miscellaneous Healthy Rewards Resources:

Healthy Rewards Financial Wellness Consultation (non-Voya) Form

Healthy Rewards Volunteer/Blood Donation Verification Form

Healthy Rewards Points for Weight Loss Programs

How to Log Onto the Wellness Portal

How to Sync Apple Health and Google Fit for the Wellness Portal Steps Challenges

Workforce Health Wellness Portal App

Clinic Services

Workplace Clinic

The Workplace Clinic provides free, convenient, onsite and virtual health care services for employees and spouses regardless of enrollment in the City's health insurance.  Dependents (18 months and older) enrolled in the City's UHC health plan are also eligible to use the clinic at no cost.  Call 414-777-3413 to schedule an in-person or virtual visit.

NEW The Workplace clinic is offering primary care services employees and their families!

City of Milwaukee Workplace Clinic

Blood Pressure Monitoring

Froedtert FastCare Clinics

City employees, spouses and dependents (18 months and older) enrolled in the City's UnitedHealthcare health plan are eligible to use the six Froedtert FastCare clinics at no cost by showing their City of Milwaukee UHC health insurance card.

Froedtert FastCare Clinic Services and Locations

Injury Prevention Clinic

The Injury Prevention Clinic offers preventive care measures to address new strains, muscle and joint issues before they become more serious. The clinic also provides assistance with optimizing the ergonomics of office and home workstations, pain management education, exercise instruction, injury prevention tips, recommendations for self-management of symptoms, education on correct posture and body mechanics to perform tasks safely. This is FREE to City employees and spouses regardless of insurance coverage.  Call 414-777-3413 to schedule an appointment.

If employees are currently or have previously been treated by a provider for a condition, the clinic cannot see them for the same condition.

Injury Prevention Clinic Virtual Visits

UnitedHealthcare Onsite Nurse Liaison

The City's Onsite Nurse Liaison, Mari Cohn, is available through telephonic or virtual appointment to help employees and spouses with the following:

Help with chronic condition management such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and asthma

Questions regarding Virtual Visits and how to access this service

Assistance with issues or questions with medical or pharmacy claims

Identify and find appropriate levels of care

Questions on managing medication refills

Diabetes Support Groups

  • Diabetes Prevention Support Group - meets virtually the first Wednesday of each month


Onsite Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The City of Milwaukee offers an onsite EAP program that offers confidential counseling, assessment and referral services for employees and families when they need help navigating resources for any situation affecting their life.

Contact the Onsite EAP Coordinator at 414-286-3145 to address:

  • Anxiety
  • Stress Symptoms
  • Parenting/family or marital problems
  • Alcohol/substance misuse
  • Legal or debt/financial resources

Needs assessment with appropriate referral:

  • Ongoing counseling/treatment
  • City of Milwaukee benefits/programs
  • Community resources

EAP Newsletter:

September 2021

June 2021

March 2021

December 2020

August 2020 - Second Edition COVID-19

April 2020 - Special Edition COVID-19

UnitedHealthcare EAP

UnitedHealthcare (UHC) insured members can utilize the UHC EAP at 888-887-4114 24/7 for referrals to behavioral health providers, legal and financial resources.

  • Virtual behavioral health visits are also an option for UHC covered members.  Click here for a flyer with additional information.
  • Go to and log in with member HealthSafeID, click on “Find a Doctor” and then “Mental Health” to start the process.
  • NEW Emotional Support Line 1-866-342-6892 through UnitedHealthcare and is free of charge to anyone (both UHC and non-UHC members).  Caring professionals will connect people to resources 24/7.

UHC Emotional Support Line

Sanvello App

Sanvello is an app that offers clinical techniques to help dial down the symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression.

Sanvello Behavioral Health App

Financial Wellness

The City of Milwaukee Deferred Compensation Plan allows employees to put aside funds from each paycheck to save for retirement on a voluntary basis. Questions: 844-360-MDCP (844-360-6327) or

Deferred Compensation Website

Financial Wellness Services Available:

Other Wellness Resources

See below for additional wellness resources ranging from fitness center information, healthy recipes and locations for nursing mothers.

Wellwaukee Newsletters

Wellwaukee is a quarterly newsletter that provides the latest information on the City's benefits and wellness programs to help keep employees informed on the resources available to be well at work, well at home and well into retirement.

UnitedHealthcare Resources

The City's healthcare partner, UnitedHealthcare offers a number of resources to help employees get the most out of their health benefits.  More UHC resources are available on

Contact Us

Workforce Health
Wellness Program Administrator

General Information: (414) 777-3410
City's onsite clinic appointment: (414) 777-3413
Wellness Your Choice Milwaukee

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