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Screenings & Immunizations

UMD WellCare is pleased to provide several screening and immunization options.  An appointment is required, and eligibility may vary slightly by the visit type.  To schedule an appointment, call UMD WellCare at (218) 726-8666 or email wellcare@d.umn.edu.  Please bring your insurance card and UCard (or other ID) to your appointment.

Screenings:

Biometric Screening

As part of the UMN Wellbeing Program, biometric screening is available to all University employees (current or retired) and their spouses covered by UPlan insurance.  This screen includes a simple blood test for cholesterol and glucose, blood pressure check and body composition for 150 wellbeing points.  More information about Biometric Screenings.

Blood Pressure Checks

If you would like to have your blood pressure checked, please stop into UMD WellCare during walk-in hours or contact the UMD WellCare nurse at (218) 726-8666 or email wellcare@d.umn.edu to set up a time.  There is no charge for this service and is available to all UMD employees.

TB Screening

A Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) (also known as Mantoux or PPD) can be done to test for TB exposure.  The test is applied one day (appointment takes 15 minutes or less), and results must be read within 48 - 72 hours.  Since UMD WellCare is closed on Fridays, a TB skin test can only be applied on a Monday or Tuesday, in order to be read in the required timeframe.  If the test is not read within 48 - 72 hours, it will need to be repeated.

Immunizations: 

UMD WellCare is able to provide the following immunizations by appointment for UMD employees and their spouses covered under UPlan insurance.  There is no co-pay charged, but the bill for the vaccination may be sent to your insurance company.  Follow the links below to learn more about the vaccine via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Vaccine Information Statements (VIS).

On-campus Flu Shot Options*

Flu shots for students, employees (current or retired), their spouses and dependents aged 18 years and older, who are covered by UPlan insurance, will be offered for free on the dates and times below.  For those not covered by UPlan insurance, a fee of $22.50 will be collected (cash or check).

  • Tuesday, October 10th and Wednesday, November 1st, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in the Kirby Rafters. These flu clinics are a collaboration between UMD Health Services, UMD WellCare, and the UMD College of Pharmacy, Students and Faculty.
  • During the Employee Health and Benefit's Fair on Thursday, November 2 in the Kirby Rafters.  Students should defer to UMD Health Services for their flu shot.
  • In UMD WellCare by appointment (ages 18 years and older).  

*The annual flu shot pledge is worth 25 wellbeing points. To get credit, log onto your Redbrick portal account.