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I signed up for a health screening – what can I expect?

2012 October 31
by HISD Communications

During the next six weeks at locations across the district, HISD employees can undergo a free health screening to earn a $125 health incentive. The screenings take about 20 minutes – here’s what will happen:

  • When you arrive, an attendant will give you a form to fill out.
  • After you’ve filled out the form and read the information, a health professional will take your height and weight, then ask you to take a seat.
  • A simple blood test will be performed, using a small amount of blood taken from a finger stick. While the blood is being analyzed (this takes about 7 minutes), your blood pressure will be taken using a cuff.
  • When the blood results are ready, your health professional will go over the results of the entire screening. You’ll find out your BMI, cholesterol, glucose and triglyceride levels. Your health professional will also discuss any irregularities with you that you should bring to your doctor’s attention.

This private information is not shared with anyone, including your employer, and is provided to RedBrick Health for the sole purpose of developing your HealthMap. When you leave, you’ll be given a copy of your results.

Click here (.pdf) for a list of available screening dates and locations – and check back weekly as more are added.  If you have any questions, call the Benefits Department at 713-556-6655.


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  1. Maria Harvey permalink
    November 2, 2012

    I went and had my screening done on yesterday November 1, 2012 and it was very quick the workers were very kind and knowledgeable and I received my results, I am glad that I did it.

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