Wellness Works

Maricopa County's Wellness Works program supports and encourages a healthy workforce by providing programs and resources to help employees maintain or improve their health.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Employee Benefits and Wellness Division
email

Wellness Portal
1-866-941-2143

Wellness Clinic and Pharmacy
Health Center: 480-347-4791
Pharmacy: 602-283-9925

Snack Smart Webinar

Learn about healthy snack options, the pros and cons of snacking, and how to navigate tempting holiday goodies. 

October 28, 29 
12:00 – 12:30 pm
 
presented by Wellness Works
Register here

Mental Health Awareness Month

One in five adults in the United States face a mental health condition in any one year – that’s almost 44 million people – or 2,800 County employees. This year, people are experiencing even more stress and fear because of COVID-19 and feelings of isolation because of social distancing requirements. That means someone around you (maybe even you) right now may be struggling with their mental health. And that’s okay.

If you or someone you know is having trouble with their mental health or addiction challenges, it’s important to get help or provide support. Many people may not know who to talk to, where to go, or even what to say. They may also avoid getting help because of the perceived stigma associated with needing mental health care. Let’s resolve to break the cycle of stigma and make talking about our mental health the norm!

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to support you and your family members at (888) 213-5125 or via the website. The program provides a full range of counseling and referral services. Twelve free counseling sessions are available per person, per event, per year. Sessions can be by phone, text, chat, video conference, or in person, depending on your preference. The EAP also provides information, tools and resources to help guide you and your family members to other appropriate care like financial, legal, and relationship support.

Wellness Works is also providing resources to help you recognize when your loved one is struggling and how you can offer support, especially during COVID-19. 

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Webinar: Healthy Mind, Healthy Body
November 4, 5, 6 | 12:00-12:30 pm
presented by Wellness Works
Register here

Webinar: Mental Health, Substance Use, and Suicide Prevention Awareness
November 17 | 12:00-1:00 pm
presented by Magellan
Register on theHUB (MAG020)

Webinar: Managing Anxiety and Worry During Uncertain Times
November 19 | 12:00-1:00 pm
presented by Magellan
Register on theHUB (MAG021)

Additional Resources:

The Great American Adventure  | October 12-November 9 

The Great American Adventure is underway. One hundred and sixty-four teams are walking coast to coast, checking out famous American sites and cities along the way, and logging their steps on the Wellness Portal.

Here are some other activities you can incorporate to make moving more fun.


Notes:

  • Be sure you are tracking your steps at least once a week to receive credit for the activity.
  • If you completed the Walk the Wonders Challenge, the Great American Challenge will not count towards your Wellness Reward. Only one challenge can be counted.  
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Get Your Flu Shot

This year, with COVID-19, it’s even more important to do everything possible to prevent illness and conserve health care resources. That’s why the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends getting a flu vaccine to protect against flu viruses. The County is making it easy for you and your dependents age 18 and older to get immunized by offering free flu shots at various worksite locations starting in September. All flu shots will be preservative-free and cover four strains of the virus: H1N1, H3N2, and 2 B strains from the Yamagata and Victoria lineage. 

You do not have to be enrolled in a County-sponsored plan to get your flu shot. Just register and schedule an appointment. Here are some tips to help you prepare: 

  • An appointment is required for employees and dependents
  • Wear a mask and short sleeve shirt to your appointment
  • Bring your employee ID card and completed Vaccine Administration Record (VAR) to your appointment
  • Cancel your appointment if you feel sick

Virtual Exercise Classes | September - October

WELCOAZ instructors Michelle and Justin continue to offer virtual exercise classes in September-October. Here’s the schedule and class descriptions.To register, click on the tab for the day of the week, then click on the link to register for the class(es).

  1. Monday
  2. Tuesday
  3. Wednesday
  4. Thursday
  5. Friday

11:30-12:00 am
Chair Yoga | Michelle
Register here

12:00-12:30 pm
Multi-Level Yoga | Michelle
Register here

Wellness Portal!

Your Wellness Portal is where you’ll go to elevate your health and wellness and earn your Wellness Reward of $60/month! Register here. Call 866-941-2143 with questions.

The activities required to earn your Wellness Reward include completing a Health Check Survey (health assessment), and two “Your Choice” activities.

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REGULAR PROGRAMMING INCLUDES:

  • LA Fitness memberships at reduced rates for County employees and their familiesWellness Banner
  • Onsite Fitness Centers with free memberships at various County locations
  • Weight Watchers at Work reimbursement for employees who meet program requirements
  • Wellness campaigns offered throughout the year (Bike to Work Day, Fitness Walk, etc.)
  • A  Wellness Incentive ($60.00/month) to help employees reduce the cost of their medical premium

Detailed information about these programs can be found on the County’s Intranet, (MyMC) on the Wellness Works page.