Human Resources Department

Onsite Wellness Programs


The City of Houston Wellness Program offers a variety of onsite Wellness Programs. These include:

Wellness on Wheels

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Wellness on Wheels (WOW) is a monthly health education event provided at various City of Houston facilities. Worksites are able to request monthly WOW events as desired.

The goal of this program is to raise awareness about prevention, medical conditions and lifestyle management needs amongst the City of Houston employee population.

Each month the Wellness Team presents a new health topic. Attendees are offered educational literature, healthy recipes, and resources for ongoing support.

Opportunities for an interactive experience and fresh fruit is also provided (as available).

All aspects of the WOW events are intended to help the participants learn more about the health topic and ways to improve their health related to the specific area of promotion. These efforts will lead to the overall improvement of employee health outcomes.

See our event calendar for a list of upcoming WoW events.

Lifestyle Management Programs

Lifestyle Management Programs (LMPs) include topics such as the Holistic Wellness Program, Stress Management, Virtual Grocery Store Tour, Weight Management and more.

LMPs are scheduled at various City of Houston facilities as requested and as identified by the Wellness Team.

Classes are intended to engage employees, encourage collaboration, increase knowledge, improve mood, and improve productivity.

Upon the completion of this program, employees are eligible to earn 80% credit within the 2020 – 2021 Win for Life program.

See our event calendar for a list of upcoming LMPs.

Chronic Disease Management Programs

Chronic Disease Management Programs (CDMPs) include topics for presentations such as Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Low Back Pain and more.

CDMPs are scheduled at various City of Houston facilities as requested and as identified by the Wellness Team.

Classes are intended to engage employees, encourage collaboration, increase knowledge, prevent injury, and reduce risks for developing health related conditions.

Upon the completion of this program, employees are eligible to earn 80% credit within the 2020 – 2021 Win for Life program.

See our event calendar for a list of upcoming CDMPs.

City Fit Onsite Fitness Classes

City Fit Logo

The Onsite City Fit Program is a fun and convenient opportunity for employees to incorporate fitness into their busy schedule.

Fitness classes such as Yoga, Line Dancing, Zumba, Kickboxing, and Cardio Mix are scheduled at various City of Houston facilities as requested and as identified by the Wellness Team.

Onsite City Fit Classes are typically 30-minutes in length and occur twice per week.

Each set of classes will last 10 weeks and participants must attend 70% of the provided classes to receive credit for program participation.

Upon the completion of this program, employees are eligible to earn 80% credit within the 2020 – 2021 Win for Life program.

To host an Onsite City Fit Class at your site the requirements are as follows:

  • Each site must have a designated contact person responsible for:
    • - Room reservation
    • - Onsite promotion
    • - Attendance tracking
  • Designated fitness area must have a hard, non-carpeted floor (May use carpet for Yoga only)
  • Designated fitness area must have adequate room lighting
  • Designated fitness area must have adequate space for uninhibited movement of up to 20 people
  • Each class must have 12 – 15 interested participants

Visit our EventBrite page to see a list of upcoming City Fit classes and register.

Onsite Health Coaching

Cigna Onsite Health Coaches (OHCs) provide one-to-one, face-to-face coaching to City of Houston employees who are covered under the City’s Cigna health plan.

OHCs promote holistic, healthy choices through various ways:

  • Gaps in Care
  • Incentives
  • Chronic Condition Programs
  • Health and Wellness Programs
  • Lifestyle Management Programs (i.e. Weight, Stress, and Tobacco Cessation)
  • Referrals to specialists and facilities that are noted as being high quality and cost effective.

OHCs focus on gaps in care to ensure City of Houston’s employees receive and adhere to available health care opportunities for the prevention and treatment of existing medical conditions.

The gaps in care categories fully integrated with Cigna’s Health Advocacy programs include: medication adherence, patient safety, achieving key clinical targets, monitoring, and appropriate treatment plan.

OHCs elevate awareness, create a culture of health, educate and empower employees to improve their health outcomes by establishing and executing their own “SMART” goals.

The employee’s Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely goals are then used by OHCs to guide and track the employee’s goal progression relative to evidence based targets and lead indicator interventions.

Through these various interactions the OHCs are able to increase the engagement in health advocacy programs and, in turn, improve the health outcomes of our customers.

Upon the completion of this program, employees are eligible to earn 80% credit within the 2020 – 2021 Win for Life program.

To host the Onsite Health Coach Program at your site the requirements are as follows:

  • Each site must have a designated contact person responsible for:
    • - Room reservation
    • - Onsite promotion
  • Designated room must have:
    • - Adequate room lighting
    • - Door for privacy
    • - Ability to be free from interruptions
  • Designated room must be available:
    • - Between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    • - On the same day for a consecutive eight weeks
  • See our EventBrite Page for a full list of upcoming Health Coaching opportunities and to register.

    Tobacco Cessation Onsite Program

    The City of Houston Tobacco Cessation onsite program is a consecutive 8-week small group class, led by a Cigna Health Coach that focuses on a step-by-step plan for quitting tobacco and transitioning to a tobacco-free lifestyle.

    Each 30-minute onsite group class is designed to help tobacco users gain control over their behavior, using a variety of evidence-based techniques for individuals to combine into their own plan to overcome tobacco use.

    During this eight, 30-minute group class, employees will complete targeted assessments, set reduction and/or quit dates goal, to work toward overcoming barriers to quitting.

    Upon the completion of this program, employees are eligible for the City of Houston’s non-tobacco user discount and earn 80% towards their Win for Life program for 2020 -2021.

    To host the Onsite Tobacco Cessation Program at your site the requirements are as follows:

    • Each site must have a designated contact person responsible for:
      • - Room reservation
      • - Onsite promotion
    • Designated room must have:
      • - Adequate room lighting
      • - Door for privacy
      • - Ability to be free from interruptions
    • Designated room must be available:
      • - To accommodate 11 individuals for 1 hour
      • - On the same day for a consecutive eight weeks

    For more details regarding our Onsite Tobacco Cessation Program visit our Tobacco Cessation Program page.

    Onsite Flu Clinics

    Onsite Flu Clinics (OFCs) are convenient and a great way to reduce the risk of contracting the flu while at the workplace. OFCs are hosted every October, November, and December by the Wellness Team and provided by the Kelsey-Seybold Clinic.

    Onsite Flu Clinics are scheduled at various City of Houston facilities as requested and as identified by the Wellness Team.

    Employees enrolled in the Open Access Plan, Consumer Driven Health Plan, or Limited Plan – Kelsey-Seybold Network may receive a FREE flu shot onsite at these events.

    Upon the completion of an Onsite Flu Clinic, employees are eligible to earn 40% towards their Win for Life program for 2020 -2021.

    *Members in the Limited Plan - VillageMD and Renaissance Network will need to schedule a “nurse-only” appointment at their Physician’s office to receive a flu shot.

    See our event calendar for a full list of upcoming Flu Clinics.

    Fitbit Programs

    The Wellness Team hosts monthly Fitbit Challenges in which Departmental Teams compete to complete the most steps.

    We are not currently adding additional teams to our Fitbit Program; please contact as us wconnection@houstotnx.gov to be added to the wait list.

    Physical Activity Test

    The Physical Activity Test (PAT) is an onsite program where employees and spouses complete a physical fitness assessment.

    Participants who engage in regular exercise will have an opportunity to undergo four physical activities in about 1 hour. The physical activities include:

    • Push-ups
    • Sit-ups
    • Shuttle Run
    • 300 Meter Dash

    PAT opportunities are scheduled at various City of Houston facilities throughout the year.

    Upon the completion of this program, employees are eligible to earn 80% credit within the 2020 – 2021 Win for Life program.

    See our event calendar for a full list of upcoming PAT events.

    Affinity Groups: Running/Walking/Biking Clubs and Events


    Walking Club and Events

    The City of Houston Wellness Team currently offers a Walking Club in the Downtown Tunnels at twice per week.

    The City of Houston Wellness Team currently offers a Walking Club in the Downtown Tunnels twice per week.

    The group meets in the 611 Walker Tunnel on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

    The Wellness Team also participates in various walking events each year such as the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Walk, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Walk, Heart Walk and more.

    If you would like to host an Affinity Group for walking at your facility or learn more about how to join our team for community events, please contact us at wconnection@houstontx.gov.

    Running Club

    The City of Houston Wellness Team does not currently offer running clubs.

    If you would like to host an Affinity Group for running with your coworkers, please contact us at wconnection@houstontx.gov .

    Biking Event

    The City of Houston participates annually in the Texas MS 150, a 2-day, 150-mile fundraising bicycle ride from Houston and Austin to College Station, TX.

    For more details about how you can participate with our Biking Club and/or the MS150, please contact us at wconnection@houstontx.gov .

    Onsite Blood Pressure Kiosks

    The City of Houston has placed over 20 Blood Pressure Kiosks at key locations throughout the City.

    Employees may utilize Blood Pressure Kiosks to check their blood pressure and weight status.

    The facilities listed below have a FREE Blood Pressure Kiosk.

    DepartmentPhysical Address
    All611 Walker, Houston 77002
    DON7125 Ardmore St., Houston 77054
    HAS16930 JFK Blvd, Houston 77032
    HAS4500 Will Clayton Pkwy, Houston 77396
    HCD2100 Travis, Houston 77002
    HEC5320 N Shepherd Dr, Houston 77091
    HFD/GSD1205 Dart St. Houston 77007
    HHS8000 N Stadium, Houston 77054
    HPARD6200 Wheeler, Houston 77023
    HPARD2020 Hermann Dr., Houston 77004
    HPD1200 Travis, Houston 77002
    HPD17000 Aldine Westfield, Houston 77038
    HPD1600 Memorial Dr, Houston 77007
    HPL500 McKinney St, Houston 77002
    HR4501 Leeland Street, Houston 77023
    LGL/GSD900 Bagby, Houston 77032
    MCD1400 Lubbock St., Houston 77002
    PWE5500 McCarty, Houston 77013
    PWE1002 Washington, Houston 77002
    PWE718 E Burress St, Houston 77022
    PWE1700 E. Crosstimbers St, Houston 77093
    PWE2200 Patterson St, Houston 77007
    PWE2525 S Sgt Macario Garcia Dr., Houston 77011
    PWE4200 Leeland St, Houston 77023
    PWE2700 Dalton St, Houston 77017
    PWE10500 Bellaire Blvd, Houston 77072
    PWE7101 Renwick Dr., Houston 77035
    PWE7440 Cullen Blvd, Houston 77051
    PWE100 Japhet St., Houston 77020
    SWD11500 S. Post Oak Road, Houston 77035
    SWD5614 Neches, Houston 77026
    SWD1245 Judiway St. Houston 77018
    SWD1506 Central, Houston 77012

    Departmental Wellness Challenge

    Do you have an idea for a wellness challenge for your department?

    Would you like your participants to earn Wellness credit for participating?

    Complete our Departmental Wellness Challenge Form for review by the Wellness Team.

    REQUEST AN ONSITE PROGRAM AT YOUR FACILITY

    To request an Onsite Wellness Program at your facility, please send us an email at wconnection@houstontx.gov .