Employee Perks

Schedule a Nutrition Consultation

Free One-on-One Nutrition & Wellness Consultation

A Nutrition & Wellness Consultation appointment is meant to allow individuals to meet with a fitness & nutrition professional to receive some one-on-one attention and planning, clarify specific questions they may have, and get help identifying and overcoming obstacles related to their own wellness journey.

To schedule a personal consulting session, contact: Darcie Hill, RDN.

Note: If individuals have questions that are outside the standards of practice, resources are identified and referrals can be made.

Lakewood Staff/Faculty Offerings

Current Staff/faculty and their families benefit from access to WWUs Lakewood property - our university's student-centric watersports facility located on beautiful Lake Whatcom. Enjoy the beaches, lawn, picnic areas and docks (no motorized watercraft). Rent a paddlecraft or sailboat from the Boathouse ($14-$26 per boat per 2-hr session), take a group or private sailing lesson, or host a party at the Bill McDonald Lounge ($50 an hour).

Bring your campus ID to rent equipment (partners/spouses can present your ID) and up to four additional guests/family members. Youth under the age of 18 are welcome if supervised by an adult. Leashed dogs allowed on shore and aboard our paddlecraft. The Boathouse is open seasonally, see our website for more details.

Retired or former staff can access Lakewood by joining our alumni access program - Friends of Lakewood for a yearly membership fee ($60) to maintain these benefits.

For disability accommodations, questions, or requests, please contact at lakewood@wwu.edu or 360-650-2900. More info can be found on the web at vu.wwu.edu/lakewood

Employee Health Resources

In addition to the current Wellness Programs that are offered to employees, Western offers discounted corporate rates from fitness entities around the community, and resources offered on campus that can improve your current work environment.

Learn more about Affordable Health Insurance available in Washington state as well as Medicare for People with Disabilities.

Discover employment tools for people with disabilities.

Health Assessment Information

Taking a Health Assessment can help you understand valuable information about your own health. Use the table below for basic information on where to take the Health Assessment (you will need to go through your insurance provider):

Health Assessment Opportunities and Contact Information
Health Plan Health Assessment Name Website Customer Service
Kaiser Permanente Total Health Assessment kaiserpermanente.org 1-800-556-7677
Uniform Medical Plan General Health Assessment regence.com 1-888-849-3681