Know Your Numbers
Free Biometric Screenings for County Employees
Register online for your free biometric screening. Registration is simple (enter login: pgcg and password: healthy). Scroll to the bottom and click on "Create a New Account" to enter your contact information and select an appointment.
- Screenings take approximately 15 minutes. Register online for a convenient appointment.
- Please bring your County ID with you to your scheduled screening.
- The first 1,000 employees to participate will receive a $25 gift card and be entered into drawings for great prizes (e.g., smartwatches, smoothie blenders, and more!)
UPDATE: We’ve added two new screening dates: March 10 and March 18! And increased the appointment slots for all screening sessions - secure your spot and register now!
|Wed., 2/26||Dept. of Corrections||13400 Dille Drive, Upper Marlboro||5 p.m. to 9 p.m.||Multipurpose Room|
|Wed., 2/26||OHRM||1400 McCormick Drive Largo||9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.||Training Rooms 1 & 2, 1st floor|
|Tue., 3/3||Dept. of Health||3003 Hospital Drive, Cheverly||9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.||Conference Room - 1st Floor|
|Thurs., 3/5||OHRM||1400 McCormick Drive, Largo||9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.||Training Rooms 1 & 2, 1st floor|
|OHRM||1400 McCormick Drive, Largo||9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.||Training Rooms 1 & 2, 1st floor|
|Wed., 3/11||Dept. of Health||9314 Piscataway Road, Clinton||9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.||Auditorium|
|Tue., 3/17||Dept. of Health||3003 Hospital Drive, Cheverly||9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.||Conference Room - 1st Floor|
|OHRM||1400 McCormick Drive, Largo||9 a.m. to 6:39 p.m.||Training Room 2, 1st floor|
|Fri., 3/20||Dept. of Health||9314 Piscataway Road, Clinton||9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.||Auditorium|
Knowing Your Numbers is an important part of keeping you healthy. It is the first step to a healthier lifestyle. It can help you and your doctor know your risks and begin a path toward a healthier you.
These numbers are your Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure, Blood Cholesterol, and Body Mass Index (BMI). These numbers provide a key snapshot of your personal health and risk potential serious and chronic health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, stroke, obesity and more.
This is the amount of sugar in your blood. Before eating, your number should be less than 100. And two hours after eating, it should be less than 140.
This is the force of blood against your arteries when your heart beats (top numbers) and resets (bottom number). Your number should be less than 120/80.
Cholesterol is a waxy substance produced by the liver. Too much can make it harder for blood to circulate. Your total score should be less than 200. For more information on blood cholesterol, visit the CDC Knowing Your Risk for High Cholesterol webpage.
Body Mass Index (BMI)
Your ideal BMI or body weight depends on your gender, age, height, and frame. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
- If your BMI is less than 18.5, it falls within the underweight range.
- If your BMI is 18.5 to 24.9, it falls within the normal range.
- If your BMI is 25.0 to 29.9, it falls within the overweight range.
- If your BMI is 30.0 or higher, it falls within the obese range.
Obesity is frequently subdivided into categories:
- Class 1: BMI of 30 to 34.9
- Class 2: BMI of 35 to 39.9
- Class 3: BMI of 40 or higher. Class 3 obesity is sometimes categorized as “extreme” or “severe” obesity.
If your numbers are not at the normal level, work with your doctor to develop a plan to reach these goals. For more information on BMI, visit the CDC Healthy Weight webpage.