Physical Wellness Resources
As a University of Idaho employee, you have access to on-campus resources and additional programs through your employee benefit plan to support you on your journey to good health.
If you or a family member are at high risk of developing diabetes, you may be eligible to participate in a one-year health program at no cost. Programs meet regularly for 16 weeks, followed by check-ins for the rest of the year. Choose from an array of online or in-person programs and make lasting lifestyle changes that significantly reduce your risk of developing diabetes. Most programs include lifestyle coaching, weekly activities and a small support group. Open to employees and dependents on a university medical plan. Find out if you're eligible.
Genetic Health Screening
Genomic Life, formerly Cancer Guardian, offers genetic testing that gives insight into your inherited risks for cancer and other diseases. This innovative program offers:
- Genetic health screening that lets you take preventative action to support your health.
- Carrier screening for over 280 genetic conditions.
- Analysis of your unique response to medications to help you optimize your treatment for many different conditions.
- Post-diagnostic cancer services, including dedicated nurse advocates, genomic profiling, clinical trial matching and more.
Genomic Life is a voluntary benefit through Corestream, available to all employees through payroll deduction. Enroll as a new hire or during Annual Enrollment.
Virtual Physical Therapy (MSK+)
Blue Cross of Idaho and Hinge Health offer convenient treatment options for both chronic and acute musculoskeletal conditions. Connect online with a clinician or physical therapist who will guide you through virtual physical therapy and helpful lifestyle changes in the comfort of your home. If your condition requires surgery or another in-person intervention, MSK+ will provide referrals and help connect you with resources. Open to employees and eligible dependents on a university medical plan.
To get started, visit Hinge Health or email email@example.com. You can also watch a recorded info session.
Employees enrolled in a university health plan are eligible for free nicotine replacement therapy. Products are covered through the prescription drug plans. Simply obtain a prescription from your healthcare provider and have it filled at any in-network pharmacy. Learn more about local tobacco cessation resources.
Tobacco cessation assistance is also available through the Employee Assistance Program by calling 800-999-1077 or online at EAPHelplink.com. Use code UI1.
Wondr Health is a digital, behavioral science-based program to help you reduce stress and anxiety, get more sleep, manage weight and increase confidence. Learn clinically proven skills that easily fit into your life for long-lasting, real results with a program that is built around you — not the other way around. Available at no cost to employees and eligible dependents on a university medical plan.
For additional program information, including registration and eligibility, visit WondrHealth.
U of I Resources
Faculty and staff can purchase memberships to the Student Recreation Center (SRC), which offers a state-of-the-art recreation center and climbing wall, fitness classes, intramural sports and outdoor activities to the U of I community.
You can also purchase a pass to the Swim Center for access to two 25-yard indoor pools conveniently located in the center of campus.
Faculty and staff can enroll in Idaho Fitness (IFIT) courses at a heavily discounted rate using the Staff Registration Permit. Most courses are offered in eight-week sessions, with online and in-person options available. Topics include yoga, body conditioning, dance, trail building, fly fishing and more.
The University of Idaho partners with Gritman Moscow Family Medicine to provide a full range of healthcare services on the Moscow campus to students, faculty and staff through the Vandal Health Clinic.
The Integrated Sports Medicine and Rehabilitative Therapy (ISMaRT) Clinic offers highly affordable services to University of Idaho students, faculty/staff and community members. Athletic Training students evaluate and treat injuries under the direct supervision of faculty. Initial evaluations are free.
If you are on a U of I medical plan, annual flu shots come at no cost to you as part of your preventive care benefits. Get your shot at many convenient locations, including local pharmacies, your healthcare provider's office or the Vandal Health Clinic.