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Schedule Your Biometric Screening!
Biometric screenings will be available for Orlando Health team members on the Healthchoice medical plan at select outpatient laboratories September 21st through November 18th.
You can register for one of the many screening appointments available on the SWIFT News Center by clicking on the banner ad, beginning September 7th. *The first 300 team members to complete their screening within the first two weeks of appointments will receive a $10 Walgreens gift card (while supplies last).
The Orlando Health laboratories recommend a twelve-hour fast prior to the screening for accurate readings. This year team members may also do Non-fasting bloodwork. When you arrive for your appointment, please have these items with you: Click here to read more.
National Cholesterol Education Awareness Month
Cholesterol is a waxy substance your body produces and needs to function properly. Cholesterol also comes from consuming animal products like meats, dairy foods, and eggs.
High cholesterol is one of the major risk factors for coronary heart disease, heart attack and stroke. As your blood cholesterol rises, your risk of coronary heart disease rises. If other risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure or diabetes are present, the risk increases even further. Cholesterol levels can be affected by your gender, age, family health history and diet. Symptoms associated with high cholesterol do not usually occur so it is very important to have your cholesterol levels checked by your doctor.
Together, a healthy diet and regular exercise are key to lowering cholesterol. If you are on medication for high cholesterol it is still very important to make healthy eating choices and increase your physical activity. Click here to read more.
Frequently Asked Questions regarding Workers Compensation
How long after an accident do I have to report it to my employer? - You should report it as soon as possible, but no later than thirty (30) days.
Where can I go for medical treatment? - Occupational Health at 77 W. Underwood St. in Orlando is the primary Medical Care Coordinator (MCC) site. Team members at Dr. P. Phillips Hospital and South Seminole Hospital may go to the nearest CareSpot location, as well. Emergencies or injuries that occur outside of normal business hours are treated at the nearest hospital emergency dept. A follow-up visit by the next business day at an MCC site is required after an emergency dept. visit to have the injury evaluated and receive clearance to return to work.
What should I do if I am placed on work restrictions by my workers compensation provider and my department cannot accommodate the restrictions? - Contact the Workers Compensation Coordinator in the HR Benefits Dept. at 321-841-6783 for a possible alternate duty assignment. Any general questions may be directed to the HealthChoice WORKS team at 407-481-7200 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Voice mails left after hours will be answered the next business day..Click here to read more.
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