Work Wellness

News You Can Use

  • 70% of all health care costs in the United States are preventable through living a healthy lifestyle.
  • Lifestyle optimization for adults is most effectively done through the workplace.
  • Businesses using Healthy U programs are realizing more than a $3 return for every $1 invested. Contact us to find out more!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Healthy U?

Healthy U is the health promotions division of Romeo Medical Clinic. Healthy U wellness programs lower health care costs and increase productivity for businesses by leading employees and their families to healthier lifestyles. Healthy U also offers services for schools, churches, and community groups.

Where is Healthy U located?

Romeo Medical Clinic’s Healthy U is located at 1801 Colorado Ave., Ste. 120, Turlock, CA 95382 inside the Tower Health and Wellness Center.

Why are health care costs increasing so much?

The primary driver of these cost increases in the U.S. is the expensive treatment of preventable diseases and injuries. Research on U.S. health care costs demonstrates that 70% of all health care costs are preventable through healthier lifestyles.

Can Healthy U really change lifestyles in my company?

Absolutely! We have successfully worked with a variety of different types and sizes of employers (health care facilities, utility companies, non-profits, government entities, and other businesses).

Are Healthy U wellness programs expensive for a business?

Healthy U is not expensive; it designed to put money back in your pocket. That’s better than free! Healthy U yields a significant return on investment through well designed, custom programming that fits each corporation’s unique mission and culture. Not having Healthy U is very expensive as health care costs continue to increase by more than 10% per year without attention to wellness.

What types of services are typical of Healthy U corporate wellness program?

Each program is customized for our clients to maximize their return on investment. Programs often include Health Risk Assessments, physician lunch and learn programs, corporate health challenges , health coaching, monthly Healthy Times newsletter customized for your company and an annual Executive Summary of aggregated results.

What makes Healthy U different from other corporate wellness programs?

Healthy U understands that lifestyle change is difficult and happens best through relationship. We get to know your employees and they get to know us. Many wellness programs are primarily internet or phone based programs that are short-term, episodic interventions that don’t support lasting change. The Healthy U team is made of a variety of nationally recognized experts who are passionate about guiding organizations and individuals into healthier, more productive lifestyles.

What kind of results can I expect with Healthy U?

A positive return on investment typically occurs within 1-3 years due to our well designed programming that fits your company. Other measurable results often include greater job satisfaction, lower absenteeism rates, lower medication use, more positive attitudes, less troubles with anxiety and depression, reduced heart disease and cancer rates, weight loss and lower work related injury expenses. Our employee participation rates average nearly 80%, much higher than national averages, and tend to grow the longer the program is in place.

What kind of incentives does Healthy U use?

We often use uCards, a scratch card with instant winners on every card to reward positive changes. Prizes include instant cash winners that create quite a buzz around the workplace as well as a point system that can be saved for worthwhile rewards such as popular MP3 players, gift certificates to restaurants, amusement parks, movies and more! Prize catalogs can be customized with awards most relevant to your company and location.

How does Healthy U fit with my company’s current health care benefits?

The Healthy U team has the expertise to work with your team in crafting a cohesive benefits plan. For many employers, implementing wellness programming while modifying other health care benefits produces a winning combination. We can help! Our team includes nationally recognized health executive Sam Romeo, MD, MBA who has over 30 years experience merging wellness and other health care benefits for companies. We can help!

How do I get started?

Contact us by email healthyu@romeoclinic.com or phone (209) 216-3456 and let us know your interests or questions. We look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.

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