Free Opportunities to Check in on Your Health

- Benefits

Take advantage of free opportunities to check in on your health:

  • The Kaiser Mobile Health Van will be at T.C. Williams High School on Thursday, August 29, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to provide routine preventive care, including blood pressure checks, body mass index evaluations, cholesterol screenings and more.
  • Biometric screenings will be at John Adams Elementary School and George Washington Middle School  on Friday, August 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Free screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose and body mass composition analysis will be available.

While this service is free to all ACPS employees, it’s not intended to take the place of your routine health care! Remember, a routine annual physical is covered at 100% if you use in-network providers.

UnitedHealthcare Members – New ID Cards

Reminder, UnitedHealthcare members should have received new ID cards showing the new copays: $20 copay for primary care, $35 copay for specialists, $30 copay for urgent care and $200 for emergency care.

Real Appeal Health and Wellness Program for UnitedHealthcare Members

If you have UnitedHealthcare insurance, be sure to take advantage of Real Appeal. The year-long program includes a personal transformation coach, an online portal with resources, mobile app integration, an online support group, and more. A Real Appeal Success Kit that includes guides, fitness DVDs, a personal blender, cooking tools, a scale and more, will be delivered to your door. Since the Real Appeal program was implemented in July 2017, about 200 ACPS employees and their eligible dependents have enrolled and collectively lost close to 850 pounds! Real Appeal is available to you and eligible family members at no additional cost as part of the ACPS health benefits plan.

Tobacco Cessation Campaign

Quit Now Virginia has been a leading tool for helping tobacco users quit their addiction by providing free information and coaching by telephone or online to residents who want to quit smoking or using tobacco. The counseling is offered by trained Quit Coaches, free and confidential to all Virginia residents.

Quitlines services are available in English and Spanish. Translation services are also used for interpretation of more than 140 languages. Services for the hearing impaired are available through a separate TTY line at 1-877-777-6534. Quit Coaches also have received specialized training in counseling pregnant women, smokeless tobacco users and active military personnel.

Free Use of Alexandria Recreation Centers

That’s right! All gyms at the recreation centers in the City of Alexandria, including the pool at Chinquapin Park Recreation Center, are free to ACPS staff. ACPS employees must sign in at the front desk and show their badge to use a facility. View a list of all recreational centers in Alexandria.

Free Use of the Gym at Braddock Place for Full-time Central Office Employees

If you work at Central Office full-time and have a building fob, you are eligible to use the gym located in the courtyard directly across from Sofia’s Cafe. The gym is open 24 hours a day. Please complete and return this waiver (PDF) to Telly Byrd to request access using your ACPS Central Office fob.

Read more about your ACPS employee benefits.