DCHR Wellness

In this Issue: September 2016

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Save the Date: Employee Flu Shot Clinic Registration Begins September 19flushot

With flu season approaching, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend an annual flu vaccine as the best way to reduce the chances that you will get seasonal flu and spread it to others. In partnership with healthcare vendors, DCHR will host free flu shot clinics for employees at eight locations October 17-26. Please see below for clinic locations and dates.
Registration runs Monday, September 19-30.
2016 Employee Flu Shot Clinic Locations

October 17
2:00 to 7:00 p.m.2720 MLK Avenue, SE
October 18
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.One Judiciary Square
October 19
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
John A. Wilson Building
October 20
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Frank D. Reeves Center
October 21
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
899 North Capitol Street, NE
October 24
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
1101 4th Street, SW
October 25
3:00  to 7:00 p.m.
1200 First Street, NE
October 26
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
2200 Adams Place, NE

Aflac Members: Did You Know Aflac Policies Include a Wellness Benefit?aflac

If you have an Aflac insurance policy, you may be eligible to receive wellness benefits. Benefits are paid each year when a person receives a wellness procedure including, but not not limited to:
  • Blood tests
  • Pap smear
  • Mammography
  • Dental exam
  • Colonoscopy
  • X-rays
  • Stress tests
Aflac processes most claims within four days, and when you submit online with Aflac SmartClaim, you can get paid in just one day. Learn more:
Featured Discount: MINT Health Club & Spamint

Established in 2006, MINT is DC's premier health club and spa. Melissa and Patrick John founded MINT upon a vision -- delivering a well-rounded fitness experience within a warm, modern facility and a close-knit community. The entire staff embodies the values of nurturing the body, mind and spirit through the pursuit of wellness. MINT is an experience; friendly, clean, and well maintained, with a membership limit at each club, top-educated professionals and wellness services such as an award-winning spa and nutrition counseling.
MINT offers DC Government employees a $88/month ($22 off regular rates) corporate rate at either of its two locations: MINT Dupont, 1724 California Street NW; or MINT Downtown, 1001 16th Street NW.
$88/month corporate membership includes:
  • Full club and class access
  • Reduced enrollment fees during Open Enrollment
  • Access to both locations
To learn more, download the flyer or visit our website.
Autumn DC
September is Ovarian & Prostate Cancer Awareness Monthcancer
Ovarian Cancer Awareness
This year, more than 14,000 women will lose their lives to ovarian cancer -- the most deadly of all female reproductive system cancers -- and more than 21,000 women will be diagnosed with this disease. September marks National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, which is an opportunity support and honor those affected and renew our commitment to fighting ovarian cancer through more effective prevention, detection, and treatment.

Please check out our health care provider ovarian cancer resources:

Prostate Cancer Awareness
More than 29,000 men will die of prostate cancer this year, it is the second leading cause of cancer death among American men. However, if diagnosed early, the five-year survival rate is almost 100 percent. At ten years post diagnosis, 98 percent of men diagnosed early remain alive. During Prostate Cancer Awareness month each September, advocates and health care providers seeks to raise awareness and inform the public about the critical importance of early detection and prevention.

Please check out our health care provider prostate cancer resources: