Health care credit information

You have the opportunity to earn an annual $500 health care premium credit to be applied to your health care costs. All you have to do is complete a health screening by Oct. 31, 2012.

The screenings are free, and include testing for cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, a BMI analysis as well as questions regarding smoking and physical activity.

You can undergo these screenings at your annual physical with your primary care physician. You can also get the screening at any one of the nine designated Sentara Reference Labs (see list below), or at a Wellness and Prevention Screening, which are available at various city and school locations through October.

In December, all screened participants will receive a letter. If, during the screening, you are deemed to have two or more health risks, you will be required to participate in quarterly health coaching through our partner, Healthyroads™. This includes telephonic coaching sessions on weight management, tobacco cessation, stress management and healthy living.

Additionally, all screened participants – regardless of the number of risk factors – have access to award-winning program materials, such as manuals and self-care guides; and, access to e-tools including nutrition and fitness planners, animated exercises, e-coaching courses, “Ask a Coach” section, daily email tips on personalized topics, health articles and a personal health calendar.

Make sure to download the health screening form here, have it filled out during your screening and send the completed form to Optima Health, Attn: VBWellnessforLife, 4417 Corporation Lane, Virginia Beach, VA 23462. Or, fax it to Optima Health at 757-687-6159.

All full time and full time equivalent school employees on a VBCPS Optima Health insurance plan or retirees on a VBCPS Optima health insurance plan are eligible for this program.

For more information, contact the Wellness and Prevention Program at 263-1060 or email

The following labs are designated Sentara Reference Labs:

Sentara Leigh Hospital Central Testing
830 Kempsville Rd.
Norfolk, VA 23502
Phone: (757) 261-6710
Monday – Friday: 6:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Sentara Norfolk General Outpatient Diagnostic Center River Pavilion
600 Gresham Dr.
Norfolk, VA 23507
Phone: (757) 388-3962
Monday – Friday: 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Sentara Obici Hospital Outpatient Laboratory
2800 Godwin Blvd.
Suffolk, VA 23435
Phone: (757) 934-4725
Monday – Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Sentara Independence Outpatient Center
800 Independence Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Phone: (757) 363-6500
Monday – Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital Outpatient Diagnostic Center
1060 First Colonial Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Phone: (757) 395-8840
Monday – Friday: 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Sentara Princess Anne Health Campus
1975 Glenn Mitchell Dr.
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Phone: (757) 507-0078 Monday – Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Sentara CarePlex Hospital
3000 Coliseum Drive
Hampton, VA 23666
Phone: (757) 736-1901
Monday – Friday: 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Port Warwick II
1031 Loftis Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23606
Phone: (757) 736-9697
Monday – Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center
100 Sentara Way
Williamsburg, VA 23188
Phone: (757) 984-7970
Monday – Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.


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