UMKC On-Campus Flu Shot Clinic

Flu season is approaching, and getting your annual flu shot can help you keep yourself and others safe. To make the process even easier, the university is holding on-campus flu shot clinics in October.

Flu Shot Clinic Locations:

October 3, 2023
Volker Campus, Administrative Center (Plaza Room) 1pm-4pm

October 11, 2023
Hospital Hill Campus, Health Sciences Building (Room 4308) 9am-12pm

October 24, 2023
Volker Campus, Atterbury Student Success Center (Pierson Auditorium) 1pm-4pm

Schedule your flu shot appointment

As a reminder, flu shots are covered for faculty, staff, dependents (children 7 years and older accompanied by a parent or guardian) and retirees enrolled in UM System medical plans. You’ll need to register yourself and each dependent you would like to receive a flu shot separately. A confirmation email will be sent for each appointment you schedule.

To get ready for your appointment:

  • A completed flu shot consent form, which will be sent to you attached to your appointment confirmation email.
  • Bring your employee ID (if applicable). your insurance card and your appointment confirmation email (printed or digital)
  • Arrive no more than 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment. This will help us keep vaccination spaces distanced.
  • Review the Vaccine Information Sheet prior to your appointment.

Questions? Contact the HR Service Center at 573-882-2146 or HRServiceCenter@umsystem.edu.

August Monthly Newsletter – United Healthcare

National Immunization Awareness Month

August’s Health Observance is National Immunization Awareness Month. Looking for educational information related to this topic? If so, check out the following UnitedHealthcare educational resources: 

Understanding Colds & Flu

Check out this month’s Health Tip Flier on Understanding Colds & Flu. (PDF)

Click here for the Understanding Colds & Flu education presentation which includes an overview of the common cold and flu symptoms and explores the differences between these two illnesses. Preventive measures, flu vaccination facts, and myths and treatment options are also discussed. You can also find the Understanding Colds & Flu presentation in Spanish.

Rally Mission of the Month: Keep a Journal  

If you are enrolled in a university medical insurance plan, Rally Missions can help support you in taking small steps to live a healthier live. Rally is available at no additional cost to you, as part of your health plan benefits with UnitedHealthcare. Check out the Rally overview flyer (PDF) to learn more, and get started today at myuhc.com®.

Mission of the Month: Keep a Journal 

How to get started:

First make sure you have created your account from myuhc.com®. Then log in to your account from either the app or web.

In the app click on the Activities tab at the bottom of the app. From there you will click Join Activities at the top.  You will then click on the Mood and choose the Keep a Journal mission.

On the web log into your account and click on the Health & Wellness tab at the top. You will then click on missions then click browse all. Click on the Mood tab and choose the Keep a Journal mission.

 

 

New Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – Optum Live and Work Well

As an employee at UMKC, your personal and professional well-being is a priority. There is no better time for a reminder that the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to help with personal, family, relationship, and financial difficulties.

Through our new partnership with Optum Live and Work Well program, Human Resources and UM Total Rewards offers an EAP service to all faculty, staff, and household members. Program benefits include access to professional counselors trained to assist with stress, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, work concerns, financial issues, and family or relationship difficulties.

Employees are eligible for up to 3 no-cost, in-network counseling visits. If you need more sessions, you can work with your provider to discuss options for care beyond the EAP offered sessions.

Please visit the UM System website for more information related to professional care, self-help programs, and resources specific to your needs.

 

Mammogram Van coming to UMKC!

We will be bringing back the Mammogram Van to campus this year.  If you are interested in scheduling a mammogram van appointment please reach out to Secily Adams, secily_adams@uhc.com. Reminder that mammograms are suggested for women 40 and over, once per year.

Kansas City 
July 18, Volker Campus 8:30am – 12:00pm
July 18, Health Sciences Campus, 1:30pm – 5:00pm

For any additional questions or the link to sign up please email your Health Engagement Coordinator, Secily Adams, secily_adams@uhc.com

May Monthly Newsletter – United Healthcare

Healthy Vision, Mental Health Awareness, and National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

May’s Health Observance is Healthy Vision, Mental Health Awareness and National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. Looking for educational information related to this topic? If so, check out the following UnitedHealthcare educational resources: 

Mental Health

Check out this month’s Health Tip Flier.

Recognizing Burnout

Click here for the Recognizing Burnout education presentation where we will learn how burnout may impact many individuals in all types of workforces. Not only will we define burnout, but we will review possible causes and warning signs of burnout. In addition, you will learn how to recognize when you need help.

Rally Mission of the month: Do yoga every week

If you are enrolled in a university medical insurance plan, Rally Missions can help support you in taking small steps to live a healthier live. Rally is available at no additional cost to you, as part of your health plan benefits with UnitedHealthcare. Check out the Rally overview flyer (PDF) to learn more, and get started today at myuhc.com®.

How to get started:

First make sure you have created your account from myuhc.com®. Then log in to your account from either the app or web.
In the app click on the Activities tab at the bottom of the app. From there you will click Join Activities at the top.  You will then click on the Exercise and choose the Do yoga every week mission.

On the web log into your account and click on the Health & Wellness tab at the top. You will then click on missions then click browse all. Click on the Exercise tab and choose the Do yoga every week mission.