The University of Arizona encourages employees to be proactive with their health and wellness. Benefits-eligible employees qualify for a free annual mini-health screening, regular on-campus health checks, and more!
This 20-minute general screening – available to benefits-eligible employees at no cost once per year, and conveniently located on the University's Tucson campus – includes:
A fasting blood test, including blood sugar test and full cholesterol and lipid panels.
A hemoglobin A1C test.
Height, weight, and waist circumference measurements.
Blood pressure measurement.
Osteoporosis and bone density screenings. (Recommended for people age 40 and older, and for those under 40 who are menopausal.)
Prostate-Specific Antigen, or PSA, screening. (Recommended for people age 40 and older.)
Registration is required.
Earn HIP points for your Mini-Health Screening!
Monthly Health Checks
A quick and convenient opportunities for employees to monitor their health, these free 10-minute health checks include:
Body composition analysis
Waist circumference measurement
Blood pressure check
Brief discussion with a trained health professional
Mobile On-site Mammography
Receive a full-field digital mammogram and computer-aided diagnosis reading. Breast implant patients can be accommodated.
Fall 2021 appointments will be available
Tuesday, Oct. 19.
Prostate On-Site Project
These convenient, confidential prostate cancer screenings take about 15 minutes and include:
Prostate-Specific Antigen blood draw.
Digital rectal exam.
Board-certified urologist consultation.
2021 appointments will be available on
Monday, Nov. 15
Answering your questions about Mini-Health Screenings
If you are a full-benefits eligible employee – meaning you work 20 or more hours per week in a position that is expected to continue for six months or more – you may receive a free Mini-Health Screening.
You may participate in one free Mini-Health Screening per calendar year.
No. Your health insurance will not be charged if you receive a Mini-Health Screening on campus.
These services are provided completely free to eligible employees of the University of Arizona through the Benefits Division of the Arizona Department of Administration.
Yes, your information is kept completely confidential. No one from the University or the state of Arizona will ever see your results.
Your results will be mailed directly to you by the screening vendor, Healthwaves, within 10 days of your appointment.
Yes. The Mini-Health Screening does not replace your annual exam with your primary care physician.
You should see your PCP every year to maintain an open and informed dialogue about your health. If you would like an additional copy of your Mini-Health Screening results mailed to you to take to your doctor, you can note that on the consent form the day of your screening.
Healthwaves, the Mini-Health Screening vendor, uses an advanced ultrasonometer to measure the density of the bone in your heel. The one-minute test uses no radiation or X-rays.
If your department is located outside of Tucson in the state of Arizona, including the Phoenix and Sierra Vista campuses and the Cooperative Extension offices, please email Chad Myler to schedule an onsite Mini-Health Screening.