Highmark Blue Shield
- Log on to Highmark Blue Shield and access
information you need to have a greater hand in your health. Registration required, click
here for more information.
- Complete the confidential Wellness Profile.
Employees who choose to complete the Wellness Profile will receive a pedometer, compliments of
Highmark Blue Shield (while supplies last).
What is the WebMD Wellness Profile?
The WebMD Wellness Profile is a health risk assessment tool that helps you uncover potential health risks
and recommends positive steps to control your specific health risks.
Why Take the WebMD Wellness Profile?
Many health risks don’t make you feel bad until you are well on your way to a serious problem. That is why
measuring your potential risks is important. If you find out you are at risk and receive the proper guidance
on how to minimize those risks, you can actually take steps to avoid developing health conditions such as
heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.
Taking the WebMD Wellness Profile requires only about 15 minutes, and it can make a huge difference in your
life. Once you’ve answered all of the questions, you will receive an easy-to-understand report. It will
outline your specific risk levels for a variety of health conditions and common risk factors, like weight
and blood pressure, along with providing an action plan for reducing your risks. Then you’ll receive instant
feedback on how changing your behavior now affects your chance of developing health conditions in the future.
You will also be able to see how your WebMD Wellness Profile results compare to those of your peers of the same
gender and similar age range!
What Information Should You Have Available?
To get the most accurate results possible, you should come prepared with some important health information such as:
- Blood pressure level
- Blood sugar level
- Cholesterol and triglyceride values
If you’ve had your annual physical, you can simply call your doctor for these numbers. If you haven’t, you can still
take the WebMD Wellness Profile and provide the information you do have. Once you have your next checkup, be sure
to get your most recent information and update your WebMD Wellness Profile.
Tip: For a quick and easy blood pressure reading, many pharmacies or grocery stores now have automated blood pressure
machines you can use.