DER homepage

Wellness...Your Choice Milwaukee

Wellness your choice Milwaukee Logo

Froedtert Medical College of Wisconsin

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.

Featured News...

Employee COVID-19 Vaccinations

All City employees, spouses and Wisconsin residents (16 years and older) are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination.  For more information about vaccinations and Milwaukee walk-in vaccination clinics, including the Wisconsin Center, visit

Vaccinations are free. 

Employees who are undecided about receiving the vaccine and interested in learning more about vaccination myths and facts can attend an education session presented by the City’s Onsite Nurse Liaison.


Host: Mari Cohn, UHC Onsite Nurse Liaison

Monday, April 26 at 7:00 pm

Link to register: click here 

Presentations for Healthy Rewards Points

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

Support for Remote Work

The City's comprehensive health and wellness program offers remote work employees direct access to free care and support services including virtual care and support, virtual programming and education sessions and presentations by wellness partners.  

EAP Virtual Self-Help Groups

The City of Milwaukee’s Onsite EAP Coordinator, Cris Zamora, is facilitating a series of self-help groups for employees and spouses.  Each group is a safe and confidential place for participants to discuss personal issues, experiences, struggles and thoughts and an opportunity to share experiences to model to others.  Groups that are currently meeting include Parenting, Remote/Working from Home and Eldercare.  Contact Cris Zamora, the City's Onsite EAP Coordinator, at 414-286-3145 or email with questions. 

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

Go For Your Goals

Work Burnout Series

Leadership Webinar Series

Wallet Watch Portal Challenge

April Workforce Health Kitchen: Live!

Virtual Group Fitness Classes

Well Together - A Virtual Interactive Wellness Conversation

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

Onsite 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.  Call 414-777-3413 to schedule an in-person or virtual visit.

City of Milwaukee Clinic Services

Workplace Clinic Virtual Visits

NEW The Workplace clinic is expanding the primary care services offered to employees and their families!

Expanded Services Available at the Workplace Clinic

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

Blood Pressure Monitoring

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.

Froedtert FastCare Clinics

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

Froedtert FastCare Clinic Services and Locations




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:

  • 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:

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 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 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

This site is powered by the Northwoods Titan Content Management System