What you need to know
Knowing your health status is your critical starting point for living your healthiest life.
It allows you to make lifestyle changes that optimize your health and manage risks and chronic disease.
You will take three actions: know your numbers, complete a health assessment, and schedule a well check to discuss your results.
When you take these actions, you can earn money for your health reimbursement account (HRA) or health savings account (HSA). You can earn Virgin Pulse points too!
Step 1: Biometric Screenings
Get started by completing Sandia’s a biometric preventive screening.
This screening helps determine your risk level for certain diseases and medical conditions. You may get a fasting or a non-fasting screening. Measurements include:
- Blood pressure
- Body mass index (BMI)
- Waist circumference
- Lipid and glucose levels*
*The non-fasting screening does not include all lipids and glucose.
You can complete your screening through one of Sandia’s Employee Health Services clinics.
To schedule a screening in NM, call at the Health Management Clinic at 505-844-1940.
To schedule a screening in CA, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your health risks indicate the need for further screenings, we may contact you to schedule an appointment with one of our providers. If you have lab draw orders from a medical provider outside of Sandia, fax them to 505-844-2608 at least 24 hours prior to your appointment and bring them with you to your appointment.
Step 2: Complete Your Health Assessment
Once you know your numbers, you can use them to complete your confidential, brief online health assessment.
By answering questions about your health and lifestyle habits, you’ll get an insightful report that pinpoints where you are doing well, areas that require some attention, and where your health might be at risk.
You can complete your Virgin Pulse health assessment online or through the Virgin Pulse mobile app (App Store and Google Play).
You and your Sandia-health-plan-covered spouse can each earn $100 for your HRA or HSA! You must complete your health assessment by Oct. 31, 2023 to receive funding for 2024.
Learn more about Virgin Pulse.
Step 3: Schedule a Well Check
Well checks empower you to take further ownership of your health. And, you can receive 3,000 Virgin Pulse points once you complete your well check each year.
After you complete your health assessment, schedule a well check to discuss your results with a Sandia Employee Health Services health educator who can coordinate your needs with onsite preventive health programs.
Be sure to bring a copy of your health assessment to your appointment. During your appointment, your onsite Sandia provider will work with you to:
- Discuss your health concerns
- Consider lifestyle changes
- Create a personal treatment plan
- Obtain referrals to onsite and offsite providers to better manage your health risks
Get scheduling information below.
Incentives: HRA or HSA Funding and Virgin Pulse Points
When you complete your health assessment and well check, you become eligible to receive HRA or HSA funding and Virgin Pulse points. Go to the Incentives for Healthy Activities page for more details.
Contacts and Resources
Schedule Your Well Check Visit (New Mexico)
505-284-4700, Option 1 (phone lines open at 7 a.m.)
MO307 (behind Buildings 831 and 832)
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MT, Monday through Friday
Schedule Your Well Check Visit (California)
Building 925 and MO32/Fitness Hub
7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday
Virgin Pulse Customer Service and Technical Support
8 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday
Virgin Pulse Apps
Complete your health assessment
In less than 30 minutes you can receive an insightful report on your health status and potential health risks. Knowing your status is the first step in improving your health!
Check in on you
You can monitor your blood pressure, weight, and body mass index (BMI) as frequently as you like through our Virgin Pulse Kiosks.
You earn Virgin Pulse points when:
- You use the kiosks quarterly
- Your numbers are either improved or remain optimal over time