Wellness Programme

The GEMS Health and Wellness Screening Services (HWSS) was introduced to reduce the rising negative impact of ill-health on public servant productivity. 

The service is designed to be a positive experience, focusing on preventative measures by helping employees with lifestyle changes. The GEMS HWSS have proved to be very beneficial and the results have so far been encouraging.

It is only by testing the current health and wellbeing of employees that you have the knowledge to plan and implement meaningful and targeted interventions. We encourage you to make the most of the GEMS Wellness days you have access to.

The objectives of GEMS HWSS are aligned to creating a strong culture of wellbeing within Government Departments and includes the following:

  • Providing Health Screenings for all Public Service employees;
  • Early identification of lifestyle diseases (Diabetes, Hypertension), including HIV;
  • Referral to GEMS Disease Management programmes;
  • Provide support and guidance to maintain complete wellbeing (mental, psychological and social) for optimal functioning in the workplace; 
  • Raise awareness of the importance of wellbeing and healthy living.

GEMS provides the following screening tests and services at Wellness events: 

  • Body Mass Index (BMI) Assessment;
  • Random Blood Glucose Testing;
  • Blood Pressure Testing;
  • Total Cholesterol Testing;
  • HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT);
  • Oral Health Education;
  • TB screening questionnaire;
  • Lifestyle questionnaire;
  • Head, neck and shoulder massages.

Test results are discussed with participants who will receive advice on what further steps to take to prevent or minimise health problems.

It is important to note that these are random screening tests, and participants are referred to their General Practitioner for final diagnoses.

Click here to learn how to book a GEMS Health and Wellness Screening Services event.