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 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 before you begin to have symptoms.

It’s important to continue preventive care, such as your annual well exam or biometric screening, even in the midst of a pandemic.  Contact your provider to see if they are willing to perform your annual exam via Telehealth if you feel uncomfortable being seen in an office.

Your verified biometric screening, consisting of height, weight, blood pressure, total cholesterol, HDL, and blood sugar value (either glucose or A1C), must be completed between 1/1/2021 and 12/30/21.   It can be completed in one of the following ways.

 

OPTION 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), your Virgin Pulse account will be updated to reflect that you have a complete biometric screening.

  • NOTE:  If you complete your exam via Telehealth, not all values can be recorded.  After your visit, please reach out to OSUHP to confirm you will receive credit for completing a biometric health screening.”

 

OSUHP must receive all of your values by December 30, 2021 to count your screening as complete and verified.  Some file feeds can take 10-30 days to process.  Please plan your well exam/physicals with this in mind and reach out to OSUHP if you have questions about getting your verification in by the deadline.

 

OPTION 2

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 complete the Provider Form and submit to OSUHP to verify that you have completed a biometric screening with him or her.

  •  Forms received after December 30, 2021 cannot be processed.

OPTION 3

If you complete an on-campus screening, you will automatically receive credit for the verified biometric screening.

  • Due to the pandemic, increased safety protocols, and the number of faculty and staff who are still working remotely, the number of available screening events are currently limited.    
  • Search for available appointments here. 

 

Confirming Completion

When your 2021 verified biometric screening has been processed, it will be reflected as complete in your Virgin Pulse account on the “REWARDS” page (under Home tab) with a checkmark and date.