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The Wellness Bus Is Now Testing for COVID-19

Find the Wellness Bus’s testing locations for the week — Facebook or Twitter.

Please call 801-587-0712 to schedule a testing appointment.

Thanks to the Larry H. & Gail Miller Foundation, The Wellness Bus is a mobile testing site for COVID-19 for the time being. Testing is available with no out-of-pocket cost to anyone. Any person with or without any coronavirus symptoms or who has been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

The following are considered symptoms of COVID-19:

• Chills • Joint pain
• Rash • Sore throat
• Cough • Loss of smell
• Red eye • Vomiting
• Abdominal pain • Diarrhea
• Loss of taste • Severe headache
• Weakness • Bruising or bleeding
• Fever • Muscle pain
• Shortness of breath

Please call 801-587-0712 to schedule a testing appointment.

Beginning July 2020, if your COVID-19 test comes back negative, you will not be contacted with your results. You will be contacted within 48 hours if your test is positive.

To view your test results or obtain a physical copy of your results, please visit MyChart. Both positive and negative test results are available in MyChart.

MyChart Login

New to MyChart? Read here how to activate your account.

Please call 801-213-5555 for help accessing your account or view our FAQ.

For more information on COVID-19 visit:
https://healthcare.utah.edu/coronavirus/

Para más información acerca del COVID-19, visite al: https://healthcare.utah.edu/coronavirus/espanol.php

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Información sobre el Coronavirus (COVID-19)

What Is the Wellness Bus?

The Wellness Bus is committed to reducing illness in our community.  Right now, the Wellness Bus is testing for COVID19.  Prior to the pandemic, and as soon as it is safe to do so, the Wellness Bus will return its focus to preventing chronic illness through health screenings, health coaching, nutrition education, and referrals for health and social services, such as:

  • Blood (sugar) glucose
  • Blood pressure
  • Cholesterol
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Dental health

Health coaching, individual counseling and education on nutrition, weight loss, physical activity and management of hypertension and diabetes

Please check the Wellness Bus Facebook page for the most up-to-date information on locations and what type of testing services we are offering.

Contact Us

If your community or organization would like to participate, or for more information about the Wellness Bus, please contact:

Wellness Bus Manager
wellnessbus@utah.edu
801-587-5257

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Larry H. & Gail Miller Family Foundation

Low-Cost & Free Health Services

The Wellness Bus reduces chronic illness through health screenings, health coaching, nutrition education, and referrals for health and social services. 

If you live in Utah or, if you don’t have health insurance, the Wellness Bus offers these services at no or low cost. The Wellness Bus provides health screenings to check your: 

  • Blood (sugar) glucose
  • Blood pressure
  • Cholesterol
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Dental health

Our community health workers and coaches offer individual counseling, workshops and community events to help community members improve their health. Coaches will provide advice and education on nutrition, weight loss, physical activity, and how to manage illnesses like hypertension and diabetes.

Connecting Utahns to Free Health And Social Services

Factors other than lack of health insurance or medical care can contribute to a person’s overall health status. The Wellness Bus connects Utahns with free resources including food benefits; low-cost medical, dental, and mental health services. We do this by partnering and working with local community organizations.

Who Will Provide My Care?

We know how important it is to feel comfortable with your health care provider. Our diverse, culturally competent, multilingual staff includes:

  • diabetes educators
  • community health workers
  • health coaches
  • registered dietician student volunteers

Our staff also includes health professionals and partners.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What services do you provide on The Wellness Bus?
  2. Are all the services provided on The Wellness Bus free?
  3. How can I volunteer on the Wellness Bus?
  4. Do you provide services to children?
  5. What geographic areas does The Wellness Bus serve?
  6. How do I make a request for The Wellness Bus to come to my event?
  7. What do I need to bring to get screened?
  8. Do I need to be fasting to get my blood (sugar) glucose or cholesterol checked?

What services do you provide on The Wellness Bus?

The Wellness Bus provides free screenings, health counseling and coaching, referrals to social services, and health education.
Screenings include:

  • Blood (Sugar) Glucose
  • Blood Pressure
  • Cholesterol
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Dental Health (starting soon)

Are all the services provided on The Wellness Bus free?

Yes, all services are free and confidential.

How can I volunteer on The Wellness Bus?

Fill out the "Contact Us" form.

Do you provide services to children?

No, one must be 18 years or older to receive services.

What geographic areas does The Wellness Bus serve?

We currently only serve cities and areas within Salt Lake County.

How do I make a request for The Wellness Bus to come to my event?

Fill out the "Request an Event" form. We receive more requests than we can accommodate, so priority is given to events that support our mission: to reduce the burden of diabetes and other chronic diseases in medically underserved areas by providing important preventive health services.

What do I need to bring to get screened?

Nothing, just bring yourself, or a family member or friend who might need our services. All we ask is for you to sign in and fill out a short intake form. ALL questions are optional.

Do I need to be fasting to get my blood (sugar) glucose or cholesterol checked?

Fasting provides the best results and is preferred. However, you can still get your glucose and cholesterol checked even if you have recently eaten.

Why Does Utah Need a Wellness Bus?

If we don’t take action now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one out of three people will have diabetes by 2050. Medically underserved communities have a higher chance of developing diabetes because they don’t have regular access to screening, prevention, and educational services.

The good news is that diabetes and other chronic illnesses can often be prevented.

Contact Us

If your community or organization would like to participate, or for more information about the Wellness Bus, please contact:

Wellness Bus Manager
wellnessbus@utah.edu