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.
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 can go to one of the Workforce Health flu clinics included here or at DPW locations and obtain a flu shot at no charge, regardless of enrollment in the City's health insurance.
Employees and spouses regardless of enrollment in the City's UHC health plan and dependents (18 months and older) enrolled in the City's UHC health plan can also receive a flu shot at no charge at the City’s Workplace Clinic. Call the Workplace Clinic at 414-777-3413 or see the flyer for details.
Employees and spouses who receive a flu shot are eligible for 5 Healthy Rewards points.
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.
You can now have easy access to the Workforce Health Wellness Portal by adding a shortcut icon to your phone or table. Employees and spouses and register for wellness programming, participate in challenges, upload point submissions and more through the portal. See the flyer here for how to save a shortcut.
- Healthy Rewards
- Nurse Liaison
- Financial Health
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.
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
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.
Watch this short video to learn more about the Healthy Rewards program.
Healthy Rewards Basics:
Miscellaneous Healthy Rewards Resources:
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!
Monthly Clinic Service Highlights
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
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
UnitedHealthcare Nurse Liaison
An onsite nurse liaison is available to help members understand information and follow-up steps from doctor appointments, provide support with a chronic medical condition like diabetes, hypertension and asthma; find the right type of care, assist with medical and pharmacy claims issues and address questions or issues regarding care or treatment. The nurse liaison is available to meet with employees and spouses. To schedule an appointment call 240-549-9879 or email [email protected]. See below for more information and links to the monthly schedules.
Nurse Liaison Services include:
Improve understanding of health and medical conditions and discuss treatment options
Assist with medical and pharmacy claim questions and issues
Provide group educational sessions and programs to employees. Check the programs tab for the upcoming schedule for programs and education sessions.
Monthly support and disease management groups
Help with chronic condition management such as diabetes, hypertension, asthma and heart disease
Educate and refer employees to available health and wellness program services
Navigate UnitedHealthcare’s tools and resources including finding primary care physicians and specialists.
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.
Mental Health Awareness and Resources
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
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.
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.
How to Access UHC EAP Services
UHC Emotional Support Line
Self Care by AbleTo
Self Care by AbleTo provides on demand access to self-help for stress and emotional well-being.
Self Care by AbleTo
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 [email protected].
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
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.
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.