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Health and wellness screenings are vital to maintaining good health. Screenings help detect illness and health issues early on, giving greater chances for successful treatment. Most commonly offered through company wellness programs, biometric screenings are a great starting point for establishing an accurate health baseline.
A biometric screening tests multiple health factors that includes height, weight, blood pressure, total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides, blood glucose and waist circumference. The screenings are used to educate individuals on what their numbers mean to them. Confidential reports and labs can also be sent to physicians to discuss in further detail with their patients.
Biometric screening can be done on-site or at your affiliated healthcare provider.
Most personal healthcare costs are attributed to chronic conditions that are preventable. Heart disease, can be prevented with proper diet and exercise. Early identification of certain risk factors, such as high cholesterol or blood pressure, can prevent larger problems down the road.
A regular assessment of an individual's health can provide valuable insight on current and potential medical issues, their risk for chronic preventable diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, hypertension.
Providing employees with important personal health information can inform future health related decisions that leads to lower overall claims. Paired with company lead health and wellness initiatives, employers can reduce healthcare costs long term.
Biometric screenings are also seen as an added benefit to employees. Caring for the employee as a whole, not just as a worker, helps create a greater work environment.
To learn more on how biometric screenings can benefit your employees and company, please contact MercyCare BHS.