Health and wellness are important, regardless of age. Preventing chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and heart disease can help us save money, remain active and independent and can allow us to enjoy time with family and friends.
HealthSmart is happy to promote the health and well-being of current employees and retirees. A variety of services and programs are offered to promote health and prevent disease. The programs and services listed below are available to both current County employees and retirees.
Blood Pressure Screenings
HealthSmart offers free blood pressure screenings to employees and retirees There are four screenings per month and participants are seen on a first-come, first-serve basis during those events; no appointments are necessary. Participants may also choose to schedule an individual appointment outside of the main screening events. Appointments can be scheduled by contacting HealthSmart. All screenings are completely confidential.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Arlington County retirees continue to have access to the EAP services, even after they retire. The Arlington County EAP provides free and confidential support related to personal concerns. Services include support groups, consultations and information. EAP can also refer clients to long-term or more specialized services when appropriate. If an outside resource is needed, the cost will be determined according to your insurance coverage. To schedule an appointment or reach an EAP representative, please call 703-228-8720.
Fitness Center Discounts
A number of fitness facilities within the DC Metro Area offer discounts to County employees and retirees. Partner gyms include Gold’s, Fitness First, Washington Sports Clubs, the YMCA and more! Contact HealthSmart for the complete list.
HealthSmart partners with a local massage therapist to massages to employees and retirees, costing $1 per minute at two County sites. The masseur also offers massages out of his personal studio, in Arlington, at the same rate. Appointments are required. Contact HealthSmart to find out availability. Contact Bo Lindberg at (703) 927-0437 to schedule an appointment outside of these times.
A variety of group classes are offered including strength training, yoga, Zumba (cardio dance) and more! Classes are offered at four County buildings. Participants may join at any time. Classes can be adapted to meet a different physical needs and abilities. Contact HealthSmart for a schedule and specific prices.