The purpose of the Health Connections Clinic is to care for minor work-related injuries such as: cuts, abrasions, burns, sprains, strains, falls, and contusions. Incoming injuries are examined to determine those that can be treated at the Health Connection Clinic and those that require further evaluation and testing at the hospital. Even if an employee is directed on to the hospital, their follow-up care usually can be handled at the Health Connection Clinic. Services such as suture removal, wound assessment and dressing change are provided.
Immunizations are also made available to our employees at very reasonable prices. Influenza, Pneumonia, Hepatitis B, and Tetanus are offered along with TB Testing.
Health Connections Clinic
USD 501 Service Center
125 SE 27th St.
Topeka, KS 66605
M-F 7:30-Noon and 1:00-4:30pm
Nurse: Mary Lynn McGee, RN
These forms are for your use in meeting the requirements of the Health Insurance Fitness and Wellness program. Please contact Human Resources if you have any questions.
A list of approved fitness activities for the current quarter is updated frequently, and can be found here or by following the link in the menu at left.
Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Assessment - All employees enrolled in health benefits must complete the BCBSKS/WebMD health assesment during the month of September each year in order to avoid being assessed an additional amount on their monthly health insurance premiums. This will count as one of the first quarter wellness activities, and the deadline for returning employees is September 30th, new employee deadline is October 12th.
Instructions for completing the health assessment:
TPS employees have the opportunity to participate in a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), which allows an employee to set aside a pretax portion of his/her paycheck to help offset personal health and/or childcare expenses. Employees then submit receipts against the collected funds for reimbursement.
The program year runs October 1 through September 30, and employees may continue to make claims against their accounts until December 31. Enrollment is available when an employee is hired; otherwise, changes in the participation or deduction amount can only be made during the Benefits Fair held each fall.
To view a list of qualifying, potentially qualifying, and non-qualifying expenses, click here, and create an account using credentials of your choosing.
Click here for information about health and environment issues, and making responsible choices.
For information about the latest updates and resources on the H1N1 flu outbreak in Kansas, visit the KDHE H1N1 Flu Virus Information page.
TPS staff have the benefit of sick leave sharing should they experience a situation in which their leave time doesn't cover all of their time off of work, and it is approved through the human resources department. Depending on your classification of employment, you can donate and receive sick leave in the following increments:
Classified employees may donate unlimited days per fiscal year to other classified employee.
Professional/certified employees may donate up to three days per fiscal year to any other certified or classified employee.
Administrators may donate one day per fiscal year to any district employee.
The sick leave sharing recipient is limited to a total of 40 sick leave sharing days per occurrence. The 40-day limit may be waived by the General Director of Human Resources. Sick leave donated through this program will be paid at the recipient’s hourly rate of pay. For all details about sick leave sharing, please reference your employee handbook.