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Employee Health and Wellness Center Newsletter

The Employee Health and Wellness Center (EHWC) offers a broad range of programs and resources to help you maintain good health. In addition to the Employee Wellness Program, services include the QuickCare Clinic, Medication Therapy Management (MTM), and Health Coaching. Stop by to see one of our health care professionals or consider participating in one of the many programs available to U of M employees.


photo of Pat Trachte, FNP

Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., during the academic year, the QuickCare Clinic offers convenient access to health services for UMD employees, spouses/same-sex domestic partners, and dependent children. Services include diagnosis and treatment of minor acute illnesses, immunizations, blood pressure checks, and cholesterol screening.

Cost is $5 copay for Acute Care for UPlan members with no copay for immunizations or cholesterol screening. Non-UPlan members pay full cost. Direct billing to UPlan provider insurance. No appointment needed except for cholesterol checks.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the QuickCare Clinic at 218-726-8666.

Medication Therapy Management (MTM)

photo of Keri Naglosky, Pharm.D.

MTM is available, at no cost, for UPlan members who take four or more covered medications or with a referral from their physician. MTM creates a partnership between you, your doctor, and a qualified pharmacist who work together to ensure that your medications are safe, effective, and convenient. Learn how you can qualify for a one time six-month prescription co-pay reduction through Prime Therapeutics.

For more information or to make an appointment with Keri Naglosky, Pharm.D, call the MTM appointment line at 218-726-6750, option 1, or the MTM direct line at 218-726-6757.


photo of Rachel Gilbertson, Health Educator

The UPlan Health Coach helps motivate and encourage eligible UPlan members to establish a path toward better health. The Health Coach is available to provide unbiased, up-to-date information to assist with development of a personalized wellness plan to effectively change behavior. Receive $65 incentive reward upon completion of the health coaching program.

To schedule an appointment call 218-726-6750, option 2, or 218-726-6753, or send an email to


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Getting to Know UMD Programs
and Services

Tuesday, October 25
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Kirby Student Center
Ballroom B

UMD Benefits & Heath Fair

Wednesday, November 2
10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Kirby Student
Center Ballroom

Open Enrollment

November 1 through
November 30, 2011

Employee Wellness Program

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EHWC Open House
for Employees and Families

Monday, October 24
12-2 p.m.
107 Kirby Student Center
Prize drawings and
healthy refreshments!

UMD Tobacco Smoking
Cessation (TSC) Program

If you‘re looking to become tobacco free, the UMD TSC program is here to help. Our team of health professionals will support you — with guidance from a qualified health educator (Health Coaching), prescriptions for tobacco cessation medications (QuickCare Clinic), and medication counseling from a qualified pharmacist (MTM).

To schedule an appointment, call 218-726-6750, option 2, or 218-726-6753, or send an email to

Other programs available:

  • Health Improvement Program (HIP)
  • Wellness Initiatives, Challenges and Campaigns
  • UMD Farmers Market (in season)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Weight Watchers at Work
  • Fitness Rewards

For more information, contact:

Flu Shot

close up of a shot

Protect yourself and those around you from the flu this season by getting your flu vaccine. Three campus flu clinics have been scheduled for your convenience:

Tuesday, October 18
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Kirby Lounge

Wednesday, October 26
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Kirby Lounge

Wednesday, November 2
10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Garden Room

There is NO CHARGE for UPlan members, spouses/same-sex domestic partners, and dependents (4 years old and over) who present an employee ID and insurance card. Charge for non-UPlan members is $22.50.

If you are unable to attend the flu clinics, you may receive your flu vaccine at QuickCare Clinic, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Call the clinic at 218-726-8666.

Contact information:

Employee Health
and Wellness Center
103/107 Kirby
Student Center
1120 Kirby Drive
Duluth, MN 55812

EHCW Healthy News is an annual publication of the University of Minnesota's Employee Health and Wellness Center at UMD. To learn more about anything described in this newsletter, go to

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