Biometric Health Screening - Your Plan for Health

Biometric Health Screening

In response to COVID-19, the YP4H program has been updated, effective July 1, 2020 for the duration of the calendar year.  Please see the updates at yp4h.osu.edu/update.

A biometric screening, sometimes called a biometric health screening or biometric assessment, provides a clinical snapshot of key health measures.  These results may be used to identify certain health conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease, or to indicate an increased risk for these conditions.

A verified biometric screening is an important part of a health and wellness program. A screening may be conducted at an on-campus screening event, at a commercial laboratory or at a provider’s office.  Ohio State offers a variety of options to allow all employees and spouses, to participate in the screening program.

Your verified biometric screening, consisting of height, weight, blood pressure, total cholesterol, HDL, and blood sugar value (either glucose or A1C), can be completed in one of the following ways.

  1. Your values obtained during an annual exam with an OSU or Central Ohio Primary Care (COPC) provider are received by the OSU Health Plan (OSUHP).  Once all values are received (height, weight, blood pressure, total cholesterol, HDL and a blood sugar value: glucose or A1c), OSUHP will provide verification that you have a complete biometric screening.
    • If you complete your exam via Telehealth, not all values can be recorded.  After your visit, please reach out to yp4h.clinicalservices@osumc.edu to confirm your screening is on file.
  2.  If you complete an on-campus screening, you will automatically receive credit for completing the verified biometric screening.
    • While there are more than 22,000 appointments available throughout the year, due to resource availability, it is unlikely that we will be able to accommodate everyone during the final rush in November and December – please plan accordingly.   
    • Search for available appointments here. 
  3. If you see a provider outside of the OSU or COPC network, you may need to have your values submitted by your provider.  Please have your provider use this form to submit to the OSU Health Plan to verify that you have completed a biometric screening with him or her.
    •  Any form sent after Noon EST on December 31, 2020 will not be processed or accepted.

By completing a verified biometric screening, in 2020 you will earn 3,000 YP4H points.  

Once you have obtained your health values, Log in to Virgin Pulse to complete your online health assessment (PHA).