Biometric Health Screening - Your Plan for Health

Biometric Health Screening

A biometric screening, sometimes called a biometric health screening or biometric assessment, provides a clinical assessment 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 will automatically load to your YP4H/Virgin Pulse account.
  2. The values you receive during an on-campus screening will automatically load to your YP4H/Virgin Pulse account.
  3. If your values are not automatically loaded, you can request that your provider submit them to the OSU Health Plan using this form.

By annually completing the PHA and a biometric screening, enrolled employees can reduce the cost of their medical contributions by $20 per month and enrolled spouse/same-sex domestic partner can earn an additional $10 per month.