Employee Wellness

The Washington County Wellness Program is designed to provide community resources, education and programs that encourage County employees to make healthy lifestyle choices, which will serve to strengthen the existing culture of health, leading to healthier, happier and more effective employees.

The Wellness Committee is comprised of "Wellness Champions" - a group of employees representing various departments of Washington County.  Through monthly meetings, the committee is dedicated to developing resources, education materials and activities that support the wellness program mission.

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To support a culture of wellness by enhancing opportunities for employees to develop healthier lifestyles.

A thorough assessment of healthcare utilization, work environments and employee wellness interests was completed to assist with developing the Wellness Program action plan.  To learn more about the assessment, read the Wellness Program Assessment Summary.

What's New

On-Site Flu Vaccination Clinics

New this year - Kaiser members are invited to participate!

Both, Kaiser and Providence members are invited to participate in our on-site flu vaccination clinics.  See that attached flyer with dates, times and locations of clinics.

Be sure to bring your Kaiser or Providence member card with you to the clinic.  No appointment needed, however you could have up to a 15 minute wait at some locations.

Healthy Choices Wellness Activities

In 2014, the Healthy Choices benefit level was introduced to County employees. The purpose of Healthy Choices is to create a culture of health and wellness for employees and to more effectively manage the escalation of costs of health care expenses for the County. By completing the Healthy Choices activities, employees are able to enroll in the Healthy Choices benefit plan and reduce their basic health plan deductible.

The Wellness activities that employees will be required to complete in 2015 and the corresponding points are as follows:

  • Biometric screening –45 points
  • Complete a Personal Health Assessment –45 points
  • Plus one of the following:
  • Complete an online healthy workshop –10 points
  • Obtain a flu shot in 2015 –10 points

Total points needed to earn Healthy Choices for 2016 benefit level = 100 points

MyProvidence.org was chosen as the vendor to track the points assigned to the activities.  

The deadline for completing the required Healthy Choices activities in order to earn the Healthy Choices benefit level for 2016 is October 31, 2015.

Need more information?  We have a created a Healthy Choices 2016 webpage and below are links to helpful documents.

Personal Health Assessment
Biometric Screening

MyProvidence site

Support Employees with Healthy Meetings

In July, guidelines for Healthy & Sustainable Meetings were approved by Washington County Administrative Office. By incorporating sustainability and health considerations in meeting and event coordination decisions, the County hopes to promote practices that conserve resources, improve employee well-being, and encourage responsible behaviors.

When planning your next meeting or event use the Healthy Meeting Guidelines and Sustainable Meeting and Event Guidelines, to create an environment that will help your coworkers feel healthier and more energized so they can perform their best. Support your co-workers by posting the Healthy and Sustainable Tips for Meetings poster in employee common areas.

Questions? Contact Julee Howard (x8261) regarding the healthy meeting guidelines and Robin Straughan (x8857) regarding the sustainable guidelines. 

Looking for Wellness Resources?

Wellness Coaching
Do you have a tobacco habit? Snack to soothe your stress? Leave your walking shoes in the closet? It can be hard to make healthy changes — and stick with them. Wellness coaches can help.
To learn more, select your plan below:
Discounts & Savings
Both healthcare plans have a wide variety of discount programs and services. Learn how you can adopt healthy behaviors, save on recreational activities, or simply enjoy life more.
To learn more, select your plan below:
Health Assessment image
The first step in taking control of your health is to understand your health status and risks. Your personal health assessment is a private, secure online tool.
To begin, select your plan below: 
Kaiser Permanente  (Note:  Kaiser members, if you wish to earn the Healthy Choices benefit level for 2016, follow these instructions)
Alternative Medicine
Alternative Care
Did you know both healthcare plans include chiropractic, naturopathy and acupuncture coverage? Check with your specific healthcare plan on massage therapy coverage. 
To learn more, select your plan below:


Email us at EmployeeWellness@co.washington.or.us.


Healthy Employees.  Healthy County.