Faculty Support in the Health Care System

 


 

Biometric Screenings

Free on-campus biometric screenings provide you with key indicators of your health status, such as blood pressure, cholesterol levels and blood sugar. Participants receive immediate feedback on their results.

University Be In the Know

As a partner in your wellbeing, Penn supports you in achieving your health and wellness goals. This year, University Be In the Know offers you even more ways to learn about your health and reach your personal goals. In the process, you can earn up to $300!

Penn's Quit Smoking Program

Penn's Quit Smoking program offers a variety of resources to help you become—and stay—nicotine free.

Fitness Discounts

Going to a gym helps you stay focused and get inspired. The University of Penn has different fitness discounts to meet the needs of our employees and their family. GlobalFit offers the guaranteed lowest rates to thousands of gyms. Penn Campus Recreation offers innovative programs and services to provide the Penn community with an opportunity to improve your overall wellbeing. Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA and Regional Y Alliances offer a 10% monthly membership discount to all Penn employees with valid PennCards and a waived joiner fee. Please visit any of these programs to see which discount works for you.

Online Health Care Assessment

Take this online assessment to see if you are on track for health, fitness, and overall wellness. 


 

Penn Care Connects for Faculty program provides navigation and scheduling of care at Penn Medicine for our faculty and families. (This does not include Pediatrics.)

Call Penn Care Connects for expedited Faculty healthcare appointments: 267.758.4820.

 

How it Works

This program is for PSOM faculty, PSOM physicians, and their families is available at 267-758-4820. This program recognizes that PSOM faculty and physicians with busy schedules access the health care system in haphazard ways. For minor illnesses, they often treat themselves. For major illnesses, they often find care through informal social networks. The latter requires an understanding of how to navigate the system, which is becoming increasingly complex.

 

Background

The Penn Care Connects for Faculty initiative was identified in last year’s Faculty Wellness Campaign. This program recognizes that PSOM faculty and physicians with busy schedules access the health care system in haphazard ways. For minor illnesses, they often treat themselves. For major illnesses, they often find care through informal social networks. The latter requires an understanding of how to navigate the system, which is becoming increasingly complex. The goal of the Penn Care Connects for Faculty program is to provide seamless navigation and scheduling of care at Penn Medicine for our faculty and families. It was launched as the Clinical Navigator Program for Faculty in March of 2017. 


 

Call Health Advocate at 1-866-799-2329

Health Advocate can help you and your family navigate the complex waters of the healthcare system, saving you time, money and worry. All benefits-eligible faculty and staff can use this service, whether you’re covered under Penn’s health benefits or not. Simply pick up the phone and call Health Advocate at 1-866-799-2329 (toll-free). Trained Personal Health Advocates will work with you one-on-one to find the solutions you need. They’ll help you sort out billing concerns, get approval for covered services, locate the right treatment facilities, and coordinate health care for your elderly parents and more.