Wellness...Your Choice Milwaukee
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.
Due to the latest developments with the COVID-19 outbreak, the City is taking every precaution to keep employees safe, including temporarily transitioning all in person health and wellness programming (aside from the Workplace Clinic) to telephonic and virtual options. See below for the latest wellness services, activities and programs.
Registration for the 2020 Health Appraisal is now open. Health Appraisals start September 8th and end December 12th, 2020. This year's Health Appraisal will include two steps, an online health questionnaire and a telephonic meeting with a health educator. No labs or biometrics are being taken this year including nicotine and cotinine. Participants will need to utilize the Wellness Portal, www.workforcehealth.org/cityofmilwaukee, to complete the online Health Appraisal questionnaire and schedule the health educator telephonic appointment. The online health questionnaire must be completed prior to the Health Educator appointment.
In addition, visit the Current Wellness Programming section below to find additional wellness services, programs and activities.
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. Employees and spouses who receive a flu shot are eligible for 5 Healthy Rewards points.
FastCare clinics are beginning a phased reopening after closing in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Greenfield, McKinley, Sussex and West Bend locations are currently open.
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
Virtual Fitness Classes - October/November Series
Work Burnout Series
Well Together - A Virtual Interactive Wellness Conversation
Wellness Portal Action Plans
Real Appeal Weight Management Program
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 www.workforcehealth.org/cityofmilwaukee 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
Onsite Clinic Services
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. Call 414-777-3413 to schedule an in-person or virtual visit.
Workplace Clinic Virtual Visits
Common Conditions Treated at the Clinic:
Cold or flu-like symptoms, headache, heartburn, joint or muscle injuries, low back pain, mild skin rash, minor injuries, pink eye, seasonal allergies, sore throat, smoking cessation, upset stomach and urinary tract infections in adult women
Injury Prevention Clinic
Virtual visits for preventive measures to address new strains, muscle and joint issues before they become more serious. This is a FREE resource to City employees and spouses regardless of insurance coverage. Call 414-777-3413 to schedule a virtual visit appointment.
Injury Prevention Clinic Virtual Visits
Injury Prevention Virtual Clinic Services:
Optimize ergonomics of office and home workstations, pain management education, exercise instruction, injury prevention tips, recomendations for self-management of symptoms, education on correct posture and body mechanics to perform tasks safely
If employees are currently or have previously been treated by a provider for a condition, the clinic cannot see them for the same condition.
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
Onsite Nurse Liaison Overview
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:
- 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
August 2020 - Second Edition COVID-19
April 2020 - Special Edition COVID-19
UnitedHealthcare (UHC) insured members can utilize the UHC EAP at 800-942-4746 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 www.myuhc.com 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 is an app that offers clinical techniques to help dial down the symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression.
Sanvello Behavioral Health App
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 DEFCOM@milwaukee.gov.
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 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.
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 www.milwaukee.gov/benefits.