Personal Health and Well-being Assessment (PHA) - Your Plan for Health

Personal Health and Well-being Assessment (PHA)

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 Personal Health and Well-being Assessment (PHA) (also referred to as health risk assessment, health risk appraisal and health assessment) is one of the most widely used screening tools in the field of health promotion and is often the first step in a multi-component health promotion program.  Commonly, a PHA incorporates three key elements – an extended questionnaire, a risk calculation or score and some form of feedback for employees.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention define a PHA as “a systematic approach to collecting information from individuals that identifies risk factors, provides individualized feedback, and links the person with at least one intervention to promote health, sustain function and/or prevent disease.”

How to Complete The PHA

The PHA, found in your Virgin Pulse portal or Virgin Pulse mobile app (located under “Programs”) is an online self-evaluation of your overall wellness and only takes about 15 minutes to complete.

screenshot to visually locate the PHA, found under "programs" tab

After you take the PHA, Virgin Pulse will tailor specific programs to you and customize your experience based on your goals.

By annually completing the PHA, enrolled employees can reduce the cost of their medical contributions by $25 per month and enrolled spouses who complete the PHA can contribute an additional $15 per month.

Log in to Virgin Pulse to complete your PHA

Confirm PHA Credit Received

To confirm you are receiving the PHA Credit, go to your paystub and look under “Earnings and Hours”. You should receive the PHA Credit for the first time within 30 days after completing the PHA.