Employee Wellness Program INFORMATION

UToledo is pleased to offer the employee wellness program to all employees, regardless of benefit status or eligibility.  University Wellness, now part of Rocket Health, is committed to continue providing programs designed to help UToledo employees make changes to their lifestyle behaviors that will have a positive and sustainable impact on their health.

Questions? Call 419.383.2348 or email universitywellness@utoledo.edu


We are excited to share some tools that we hope will be helpful to enhance employees' personal well-being.

Spring 2024 Wellness Programs

Employees will have several opportunities to earn incentives by participating in several wellness programs over the semester.

New Year Solution Challenge: January 22 – February 18, 2024

The start of the new year is the perfect time to reflect on past achievements and focus on healthy, positive changes that can be made moving forward! This challenge will help you set effective goals by learning how to make them S.M.A.R.T. The challenge is virtual and utilizes the Wellable platform. You will earn Wellable Points for tracking physical activity, logging meals and snacks, and participating in weekly S.M.A.R.T. Goal Activities. Employees must complete the following registration form to participate.

Exercise is Medicine: Walk for Wellness

This three-part series is open to all UToledo employees who want to learn more about the benefits of regular exercise and overall well-being. Monthly topics will include strength training, cardiovascular health, and nutrition. Exercise and movement breaks are built into the sessions along with opportunities to work with health and wellness professionals. All sessions will be held at the Morse Fitness Center on the health science campus, from 2-4 p.m. on the following days:   

  • Exercise is Medicine: Strength Training: Wed., Jan. 10, 2024
  • Exercise is Medicine: Cardiovascular Health: Wed., Feb. 14, 2024
  • Food is Medicine: Wed., March 13, 2024

Please complete the following registration form.

Prevention Screenings 2024

University Wellness and UToledo Pharmacies are partnering to provide monthly health prevention screenings. Prevention screenings are an opportunity to learn more about one’s health and potential risks before more serious issues may be presented. The screenings included are blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, hemoglobin A1c, and heel DEXA scan. Screenings will be held monthly on both the main campus and health science campus, starting on Tues., January 9, from 1-3 p.m. at the University Health Center, main campus.  Please visit University Wellness events for full schedule.

Incentive Opportunities

Incentives are available throughout the year by participating in the University Wellness programs, found on our Events page. These incentives are specific to the program and may include items such as fitness equipment, gift cards*, Calm memberships, sleep tools, and other health related items.

*All gift cards are taxable, based on this statement by UToledo Payroll.

Employee WEllness FAQS

What is Rocket Health? Rocket Health is the University campus health services model designed to provide students, faculty and staff with comprehensive and integrated health and wellness services. This new model, centralizes all campus clinical, mental health/counseling and wellness services to ensure coordination and adequate support for all members of the campus community.

What is University Wellness? University Wellness is part of Rocket Health and is dedicated to providing wellness programs and resources for faculty, staff and students. The employee wellness program, formerly known as Healthy U, is now part of University Wellness and the name Healthy U has been retired.

How do I enroll in wellness programs? One of the enhancements as part of Rocket Health is that wellness programs are now available to all faculty and staff. Enrollment isn’t necessary, as all employees are automatically included and eligible to participate in programs they choose.

Do I need to be enrolled in an UToledo medical insurance plan to participate? No.  All employees, regardless of their benefit selection or status, are welcome to participate in University Wellness programs. Some programs, such as WW membership, may be limited to employees enrolled in Medical Mutual.

Is there a fee to participate in the programs? The majority of programs offered through University Wellness are designed to be free of charge to faculty and staff. If there is a minimal charge, it will be indicated in the program description.

What kind of programs does University Wellness offer? A wide variety of health and wellness programs are offered through University Wellness, including online health challenges and healthy lifestyle education seminars, to name a few.  The programs are designed to improve your well-being long term.

How do I know what programs you offer? The best way is to watch for our email newsletter, University Wellness Happenings, which are sent about once a month. Additionally, you can visit our University Wellness website for programs, resources and updates.

Is there an incentive to participate in wellness programs? Participants can earn incentives by participating in individual programs. 

Are onsite health screenings offered? Onsite health screenings are offered September-May via our monthly Prevention Screening Blitz, through a partnership with UToledo Pharmacies.

Do I have to participate in wellness programs throughout the year? All wellness programs are voluntary.  We encourage employees to participate in as many programs as they would like in order to maintain or improve their personal well-being.

Will my participation in wellness programs affect my benefits or employment? No.  All programs are voluntary.  Data collected by University Wellness is used in aggregate form to directly impact the programs that are offered to UToledo employees.

Last Updated: 12/20/23