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What is Wellness U?

Play an Active Role in Your Health

HRRMC's community wellness program is designed to help people learn how to take an active role in their health. Our different classes and programs will provide you with the tools you need to understand how to prevent disease and injury, improve your health, and enhance the quality of your life. The Wellness U program is committed to imparting useful health and safety advice to the people of the Upper Arkansas River Valley, like High Altitude Health Tips.

Strength & Cardio

Wellness U's Strength & Cardio program is a group exercise class that is led by certified exercise physiologists and health coaches. The goal of the program is to improve the participant's overall well-being by incorporating accountability, motivation and coaching. Cardiovascular (treadmill, bike, etc.) and strength-training equipment is used during this class. To register for this class, click here and look for "Strength & Cardio."

Community Walking Program

*Currently on hiatus while our walking trail is under construction.

If you could use a little encouragement to start an exercise routine, want to track your blood pressure, or like the idea of group support, join us on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 7:30-9 a.m., for a free community walking program.

Participants meet in the hospital café, check their blood pressure, and then walk at their own pace around HRRMC's walking trail. After your walk, you're invited to gather in the café for coffee, breakfast and discussion.

Direct Access Lab Testing (DALT)

Direct Access Lab Testing provides you with the option to order selected lab tests on your own, from a limited menu, without a physician's order. Your payment is required upfront, by cash, check or credit card, along with an address and phone number. Insurance will not be billed.

Results will be mailed to you within four days of collection. If your results are critical results requiring urgent medical attention by a physician, you will be notified immediately. It is the patient's responsibility to share DALT results with his or her medical provider.

A waiver explaining DALT specifics must be reviewed and signed prior to the blood draw. Persons under 18 years old will require a parent or legal guardian to sign.

Direct Access Cardiovascular Screening (DACS)

Direct Access Cardiovascular Screening gives you an option to order selected cardiovascular screenings on your own, without a doctor's order. Your payment is required upfront, by cash, check or credit card, along with an address and phone number. Insurance will not be billed.

Screenings included in the full panel are coronary calcium CT scan, carotid artery ultrasound, abdominal aortic artery ultrasound, EKG, PADnet test and lipid panel blood draw. Each test may be ordered individually as well.

Call 530-2057 for more info or to schedule a screening!

To learn more about DACS, download our brochure.

Employer Blood Testing

Local organizations offer free or reduced-price blood testing for their employees. If you have been encouraged by your HR department to register for a blood chemistry, PSA, blood count or HgbA1c test through HRRMC, please call us at 530-2057.

Health Coaching

We all know we need to eat healthy, exercise and reduce stress, so why don't we do it?! A health coach works with you to create a healthy eating and active living plan that works for your lifestyle. We all have unique motivations for improving our wellness. A health coach can help you identify your motivations and move you closer to health. Health coaching can also take your current healthy living goals to the next level.

Tai Chi

A number of different Tai Chi classes are offered year-round. Most classes are progressive so it's important to note start dates of new sessions rather than beginning in the middle of a program. For more info, contact the Wellness Department or check out our event calendar and search for "Tai Chi".

Wellness U Education Classes

HRRMC offers a variety of health education classes for community members that can help you learn how to prevent and manage health conditions. Some classes offered include:

  • Body and Brain Energy Yoga
  • Diabetes Self-Management Education
  • National Diabetes Prevention Program
  • Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance

Check our events calendar to view upcoming classes.

If you would like to learn more about any of these programs, please call (719) 530-2057 or click here for our Wellness U brochure.