The University offers various tools and resources that can support you on your journey to good health. All employees are eligible to participate in the Campus Recreation, Wellness Fairs, EAP, and Tobacco Cessation support. All other programs are for medical participants only.
The University of Idaho Wellness Program is through Campus Recreation. The program includes:
- Organized exercise sessions with trained instructors including swimming, jogging, aerobics, dance, calisthenics
- Individual guided self-paced exercise program
Both options include individualized health factors inventory and pre-test of resting EKG pulmonary capacity and full stress test prior to beginning exercise. The program also includes seminars on nutrition, exercise and stress management.
Fees are payable on initial enrollment or through payroll deduction of $5.50 per pay period.
Free personal health screening (e.g., cholesterol and glucose level testing, blood pressure measurement, and a height/weight and body composition assessment). Seasonal flu shots may also be available. Wellness fairs are typically offered each fall.
Employee Assistance Plan
Free resources and counseling available to help you with personal life matters. For more information, please see the Employee Assistance Plan page.
Phone: (800) 999-1077
Website (code: UI1)
Tobacco Cessation Support
As part of Healthcare Reform, the Tobacco Cessation Support program has been expanded and now includes most generic prescriptions and support free of cost. It is no longer necessary to fill out a reimbursement form. Simply obtain a prescription from your doctor and go to any in-network pharmacy to have it filled using your CVS Caremark card.
Blue Cross of Idaho
Did you know that if you have the University of Idaho medical plan your preventative/wellness services are covered at 100%? View the list of covered preventative/wellness services.
Having a baby? Make sure you take advantage of the Bright Beginnings program with Blue Cross.