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.
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 www.workforcehealth.org/cityofmilwaukee
-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.
In addition, visit the Current Wellness Programming section below to find additional wellness services, programs and activities.
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.
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
Workforce Health Kitchen: Live!
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
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
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
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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 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.