Wellness and Health Promotion

The University of Chicago is committed to providing health promotion and wellness programs that will enhance the general well-being and quality of life for its employees.

These programs also assist in the recruitment and retention of faculty and staff and complement the current academic enrichment initiatives that are committed to excellence and to maintaining the University of Chicago's leadership role in higher education.

Wellness & Health Promotion Resources

Benefits and Health Fair

The University of Chicago sponsors an annual Benefits and Health Fair as part of the open enrollment activities each fall.  The majority of the University's benefit vendors participate in this event and employees who attend are able to have their individual questions answered directly from plan representatives.

  • A flu vaccination clinic is also part of this annual event. 
  • Blood pressure and other screenings are typically available during the fair.
Wellness and Health Promotion Programs

All faculty and staff can access and utilize the various resources that the University offers through the four active health plans.  However, for full Wellness and Health Promotion services with each of the health plan vendors, only plan members can access the full range of services offered.

For example, if you are a Maroon Plan member or HMOIL plan member, you will need to use your Blue Cross Blue Shield health plan card information to log on to the full services offered for Wellness and Health Promotion programs.

University of Chicago Health Plan

The University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP) offers a variety of resources regarding wellness and health promotion.  Please revert to University of Chicago's Terms of Coverage for further details by contacting UCHP at 773-834-0900.

Maroon Plan, Maroon Savings Choice Plan,  HMO Illinois and the Retiree Medical Plan

Access to the basic resources is available for all employees through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois.  However access to the Blue Care Connection and Blue Access is limited to plan members.  At this web site you will find valuable resources regarding the following sections;

Achieving Wellness
  1. Exercise and being active
  2. Diet and Nutrition
  3. Mental Health and Well Being
  4. Alternative Therapies
Preventive Care
  1. Cholesterol
  2. Blood Pressure
  3. Glucose or Blood Sugar
  4. Body Mass Index (BMI)
  5. Sun Safety
  6. Immunizations
Coping with Illness Library
  1. Asthma
  2. Back Pain
  3. Diabetes
  4. Gastric reflex
  5. Headaches
  6. Heart Disease
  7. Obesity