Teammates

Atrium Health has a strong commitment to teammate health and wellness resulting in better health and well-being for you and your family.

Time Out for Prevention ensures teammates have paid time to take advantage of preventive care. A total of two hours of paid time off per calendar year will be given to teammates to use for any preventive care appointment and may be used in 15-minute increments.

In addition to screenings listed on the Preventive Care Guide, eligible services also include Diabetes Education Counseling offered through Atrium Health and MedCost.

Throughout the year, Atrium Health will offer prevention and wellness campaigns just for you. Visit LiveWELL Prevention and Wellness Campaigns for more information.


What is Atrium Health Time Out for Prevention?

Atrium Health encourages all teammates to receive their recommended preventive care. Teammates can use up to two hours of paid time off per calendar year for any preventive care and the time may be used in 15 minute increments. Atrium Health Time Out for Prevention may be used for work time missed due to medical, dental, vision, and  preventive care. Before using Time Out for Prevention teammates should discuss with their leader and provide enough notice to ensure the appropriate staffing and time-keeping code is recorded during their time away from work. 

Eligibility

Who is eligible for Atrium Health Time Out for Prevention?
Teammates who have a preventive care appointment that is completed during their regularly scheduled work time, are eligible for up to two hours of paid time for preventive care services:

Will teammates who work night shift or weekends be eligible for Atrium Health Time Out for Prevention?
If a non-exempt night shift or weekend teammate schedules their appointment during their scheduled work time, the teammate will be reimbursed for up to two hours of missed time. If the appointment occurs during the day when a teammate is not scheduled to work, they will not be eligible for the paid time. The intent of the two hours of paid time is to reimburse non-exempt teammates for time missed from work.

I have scheduled a preventive care appointment for my dependent(s). Can I receive up to two hours of paid time for their preventive care?
No. You (teammates) will only receive up to two hours of paid time for your preventive care appointments. If you must attend an appointment for one of your dependents, PTO or unpaid time must be used.

 

Recording Time in CORE Connect

In CORE Connect, start on the Me screen and select the Time and Absences tile to get started. In the Time and Absences module you have access to:

  • Add Absence – Request an absence or submit an absence for approval
  • Absence Balance – Review current paid time off (PTO) balances and absences taken or requested
  • Existing Absences – View, change or withdraw existing PTO absence requests
  • Cash Disbursements – Sell a portion of your PTO balance
  • Calendar – View your shifts, PTO/absences and public holidays

How will eligible teammates record the Atrium Health Time Out for Prevention?
Record your Time Out for Prevention hours in CORE Connect.

  • In the Time and Absences section, select Add Absence
  • From the Type drop down, select Time Out for Prevention
  • In the When section, click Edit Entries button.
    • Click the Add button
    • Choose the Date for your Time Out for Prevention
    • Enter the Absence Duration
    • To record your time, click the OK button
  • When finished, scroll to the top of the page, click the Submit button

What if my preventive care appointment takes longer than two hours?
Atrium Health will reimburse teammates for up to two hours of missed work time. If it should take more than two hours, the teammate will need to use PTO or unpaid time for the remainder of the time missed.

 

Finding a Provider

What if I do not have a primary care physician?

Do you know what to expect during a routine physical? There are no standard procedures for a routine physical, so the thoroughness of the exam and recommended frequency depend on your doctor and your individual circumstances.

 

Preventive Exams

For Women

Typically, women should have a routine, preventive physical every 1 to 5 years beginning at age 20, then every year at age 65 and older. The following chart shows some common health screenings and immunizations your doctor is likely to discuss with you during the exam. Your doctor may request that you visit a lab prior to your appointment to have certain blood tests and/or uninalysis, or may recommend additional preventive screenings.

Screenings Schedule
Weight, Height, Body Mass Index (BMI) at every physical
Blood Pressure every 2 years (if within normal range) up to age 65; then every year
Diabetes every 3 years if age 45 and older (or at any age if blood pressure is higher than 135/80)
Cholesterol every 5 years
Hearing yearly, beginning at age 65
Osteoporosis at age 65 (earlier if post-menopausal with fractures)
Immunizations Schedule
Influenza (Flu) every year
Herpes Zoster (Shingles) at age 60 or over
Pneumococcal (Pneumonia) at age 65 or over
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) ages 11 to 26 (discuss with your doctor)
Tetanus Diphtheria Pertussis (TdAP/Td) TdAP vaccine once, then a Td booster every 10 years

For Men

Typically, men should have a routine, preventive physical every 2 years until age 50, then every year after that. The following chart shows some common health screenings and immunizations your doctor is likely to discuss with you during the exam. Your doctor may request that you visit a lab prior to your appointment to have certain blood tests and/or uninalysis, or may recommend additional preventive screenings.

Screenings Schedule
Weight, Height, Body Mass Index (BMI) at every physical
Blood Pressure every 2 years (if within normal range) up to age 65; then every year
Diabetes every 3 years if age 45 and older (or at any age if blood pressure is higher than 135/80)
Cholesterol every 5 years beginning at age 35 (beginning at age 20 if at increased risk for heart disease)
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm one-time screening for men ages 65-75 who have ever smoked
Hearing yearly, beginning at age 65
Osteoporosis ages 50 to 70, if risk factors are present
Immunizations Schedule
Influenza (Flu) every year
Herpes Zoster (Shingles) at age 60 or over
Pneumococcal (Pneumonia) at age 65 or over
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) ages 11 to 26 (discuss with your doctor)
Tetanus Diphtheria Pertussis (TdAP/Td) TdAP vaccine once, then a Td booster every 10 years

For more information, reference the LiveWELL Health Plan Preventive Care Guide.