Flu shots and health screenings

Health screenings and flu shots are offered at a number of Hennepin County locations from August 28 – September 28. Each qualify for 10 wellness points. All Hennepin County employees, spouses and retirees are invited to participate in the events. See the FAQ’s below to determine who can participate at no cost.

Health screenings

Complete your health screenings at an onsite event

Log in to www.MyRedBrick.com/Hennepin to schedule an appointment for your onsite health screening. Click your name in the top right corner of your RedBrick account for a quick link to the health screening page.

Participants are reminded to:

  • Make an appointment for your onsite health screening
  • Fast for nine hours prior to your screening appointment for the most accurate results
  • Arrive 5-10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment
  • Verify your points earned on your RedBrick Rewards page. Please allow 10 business days after your appointment for your points to be reflected on your Rewards page.

For assistance scheduling an appointment, contact RedBrick Health at 844-724-7968.

Complete your screenings at your doctor’s office

  • Log in to www.MyRedBrick.com/Hennepin to download and print the health screening form. Click your name in the top right corner of your RedBrick account for a quick link to the health screening page.
  • Complete your health screenings at your doctor’s office. Remember to bring the form with you to your appointment.
  • Submit your results to RedBrick Health. Please allow 10 business days for your points to be reflected on your Rewards page.

Individual health screening results are not shared with Hennepin County or PreferredOne.

Flu Shots

Flu shots will be available at onsite events on a walk-in basis. You do not need to make an appointment. Only flu shots given at an onsite event qualify for wellness points.

Participants are reminded to:

  • Print and complete both sides of the MVNA consent form (available soon)
  • Wear clothing that provides easy access to upper arm
  • Bring your PreferredOne insurance card
  • Verify your points earned on your RedBrick Rewards page. Please allow 10 business days after your flu shot for your points to be reflected on your Rewards page.

Time off for Human Resources and HealthWorks sponsored activities.

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2017 flu shot and health screening schedule

1800 Chicago

1800 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis

  • September 21
  • 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Room S202

Adult Corrections Facility

  • September 11
  • 7 – 11 a.m.
  • Men’s Section – E-learning room
  • Sheriff, DOCCR, and site Facility Service employees only

Brookdale Library

6125 Shingle Creek Pkwy, Brooklyn Center

  • August 28
  • 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Meeting room ABC

County Home School

  • September 22
  • 8 a.m. – Noon
  • Multipurpose Room
  • DOCCR and site Facility Services employees only

Emergency Communications Facility

  • September 15
  • 1 – 5 p.m.
  • Conference room S202
  • Sheriff, DOCCR, and site Facility Service employees only

Government Center

300 S. 6th Street, Minneapolis

  • August 30, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • September 8, 7 – 11 a.m.
  • September 12, 1 – 5 p.m.
  • September 20, 7 – 11 a.m.
  • September 28, 7 – 11 a.m.
  • A-level / A0723

Health Services Building

525 Portland Avenue South, Minneapolis

  • September 27
  • 8 a.m. – Noon
  • LL15

Medical Examiner

  • September 14
  • 8 a.m. – Noon
  • Auditorium B35
  • Medical Examiner, Crime Lab, and site Facility Services employees only

Mental Health Center - FLU SHOTS ONLY

1801 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis

  • August 29
  • 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
  • Cedar Lake Room 322

North Minneapolis Human Service Center

1001 Plymouth Ave North, Minneapolis

  • September 26
  • 8 a.m. – Noon
  • Community room 115

NorthPoint Health and Wellness

1313 Penn Ave N, Minneapolis

  • September 25
  • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Conference Room A

Northwest Family Service Center

7051 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Center

  • September 12
  • 8 a.m. – Noon
  • Community room 200

Public Safety Facility

  • August 29
  • 6 – 10 a.m.
  • Room 211
  • Sheriff and site Facility Service employees only

Public Works Facility

1600 Prairie Drive, Medina

  • September 7
  • 6:30 – 10:30 a.m.
  • Large training room

Richfield Satellite

6625 Lyndale Ave S., Suite 200 [Woodlake Center], Richfield

  • September 19
  • 8 a.m. – Noon
  • Community room 282

Ridgedale Library

12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka

  • August 31
  • 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • RHR Meeting Room

South Minneapolis Human Service Center

2215 East Lake St., Minneapolis

  • September 6
  • 8 a.m. – Noon
  • Community room 122

South Suburban Human Service Center

VEAP Community Service Center, 9600 Aldrich Avenue, Bloomington

  • September 13
  • 8 a.m. – Noon
  • Community room 174

Southdale Library

7001 York Avenue South, Edina

  • September 5
  • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Full meeting room

West Suburban Human Service Center

Well Fargo Building, 1011 1st St South, Hopkins

  • September 18
  • 8 a.m. – Noon
  • Community room 233

Flu shot FAQ's

Who is eligible to participate?

Employees, spouses and retirees with PreferredOne insurance can receive a flu shot at no cost. Employees, spouses and retirees who do not have PreferredOne insurance can receive a flu shot at the events and have their insurance billed; however, a copay or deductible may be due.

How much time will the flu shot take?

Flu shots take about 5 minutes, not including time to fill out forms and wait in lines.

Can I make an appointment for the flu vaccine?

Flu shots are given on a walk-in basis. You do not need to make an appointment.

What forms of flu vaccine will be available?

The quadrivalent flu shot will be available. The quadrivalent flu shot protects against four flu strains: two A strains and two B strains.

Do I need to bring a form or waiver?

Yes, complete and bring the MVNA consent form (available soon) with you to the event. Also bring your PreferredOne member ID card.

Does getting a flu vaccine count towards the health incentive?

Participants who receive a flu shot at one of the onsite events will earn 10 wellness points towards the health incentive. Please allow ten business days for your points to be reflected on your RedBrick account.

What if I miss the flu shots?

Flu shots will be available at the Be Well Clinic. Call 612-873-7373 to schedule an appointment. PreferredOne members may get flu shots at their provider clinic, convenience care clinic and pharmacies. Contact your provider or pharmacy to confirm flu shots are available.

PreferredOne website

Flu shots administered outside HealthWorks scheduled events are not eligible for wellness points.

How can my doctor see that I've received a flu shot?

MVNA submits immunization data to the Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC). MIIC is a statewide immunization information system that stores electronic immunization records for Minnesota health service providers and for the public. If your primary provider is enrolled in MIIC, he or she can view your immunization record, which would include the flu shot you received onsite and had billed through your insurance.

Isn't sharing immunization data without consent in violation of HIPAA regulations?

No, HIPAA's privacy regulation makes a very clear exemption for disclosing protected health information without consent for public health purposes. Since MIIC is a public health service operated by public health authorities, disclosing immunization data to MIIC is exempt from HIPAA regulations.

How are immunization records protected?

MIIC is password-protected and accessible only by authorized users as specified in law. The data in MIIC are classified as private and protected by the Minnesota Immunization Data Sharing Law. Organizations participating in MIIC must sign a user agreement that outlines the privacy and security terms for authorized users.

Health screenings FAQ's

What do the screenings include?

Screenings include:

  • Total cholesterol
  • HDL (good) cholesterol
  • LDL (bad) cholesterol
  • Non-HDL
  • Triglycerides
  • Glucose (blood sugar)
  • Blood pressure
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) – height and weight will be measured
  • Waist measurement

How do I make an appointment for my onsite health screening?

  1. Log in to your RedBrick Health account at www.MyRedBrick.com/Hennepin
  2. Click on your name on the top right corner and select Health Screenings
  3. Click on On-site Screening, then Schedule an Appointment
  4. Select your preferred location and time, and create your appointment

Do I need to fast prior to my health screening?

For the most accurate screening results, it’s recommended you fast for at least 8 hours. You may drink water, black coffee or tea (no sugar or cream). If you do not fast, some of your screening results (LDL and Triglycerides) will not appear in your RedBrick Health account.

Who is eligible to participate?

Benefit and non-benefit earning Hennepin County employees, and spouses and retirees with PreferredOne insurance can participate in health screenings at no cost.

Does participation in the health screenings count towards the health insurance incentive?

Yes, participants who complete any combinations of health screenings will 10 wellness points towards the health incentive. Please allow 10 business days from your appointment date for points to be reflected in your Rewards page.

How is the blood obtained for the cholesterol/glucose screening?

A finger prick is done to obtain a small sample of blood. It is quick and relatively painless.

How much time will it take to complete an onsite health screening?

Health screenings will take about 12-15 minutes.

If I forget to make an appointment, can I still participate?

We will do our best to accommodate you, however it is not a guarantee. We strongly encourage you to make an appointment.

Do I need to bring a form or waiver?

You do not need to print or bring any forms to the health screenings. There will be a form to complete when you arrive for your appointment.

Influenza Information

What is the flu?

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness.

People who have the flu often feel some or all of these signs and symptoms:

  • Fever* or feeling feverish/chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue (very tired)
  • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.

*It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever. (CDC)

How does the flu spread?

Flu viruses spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby. A person might also get flu by touching a surface or object that has flu virus on it then touching their own mouth, eyes or possibly their nose. People may infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick.

How can I reduce the risk of contracting the flu?

  • Get vaccinated.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. If you are sick, keep your distance from others.
  • Wash your hands often or use an alcohol hand rub if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Practice other good health habits. Get enough sleep, eat nutritious foods, stay hydrated, be physically active and manage your stress.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as light switches, door knobs, faucet handles, remote controls, refrigerator door handles, etc.
  • Stay home when you are sick, avoid going to work, school and running errands.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.

For more information visit: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/.

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