Health Resource

Fitness Centers

Wellness Centers

Health and wellness often starts with personal fitness. We make sure our employee have access to physical activity whenever possible, providing walking paths, exercise rooms, wellness centers and more at many sites around the globe. Dow staff is present at some locations, which offer a wide array of cardio and strength training equipment plus other amenities and personal services that vary by location.

Houston
  • Eligibility: Employees, Spouse/Domestic Partner and eligible Dependents; Retirees and their Spouse/Domestic Partner; approved non-Dow Affiliates
  • Visit the HDC Wellness Center website for contact information, hours of operation, and more
Midland
  • Eligibility: Employees, Retirees, Spouses/Domestic Partners, eligible Dependents, approved non-Dow affiliates
  • Visit the Midland Wellness Centers website for more information!
Shanghai
  • Hours:
    • Mon-Fri 7:30 am–9:00 pm
    • Closed weekends and public holidays
  • Eligibility: SDC employees, onsite non-Dow affiliates, and Dow frequent visitors (≥one-week trip to SDC).
  • Contact: 86-21-38511546 or FSIFITC@dow.com
Texas Operations Wellness Center
Family Health Center
  • Eligibility: Employees, pre-65 Retirees, and Dependents participating in a Dow medical plan
  • Visit the Family Health Center website for more information
EAP & Work-life Services

Dow U.S. employees and household members can find help to make life easier. Make one call to 1-888-488-4488 and discover free resources and support with all of life's issues. Confidential services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides professional, confidential counseling on emotional, social and mental health issues for employees and dependents experiencing personal difficulties. Participation is voluntary and typically self-referred.

Work-life Services can save you time and energy by helping find resources for everyday needs. They can also provide up to three free consultations per year on legal and financial matters.

Reimbursements & Discounts

To help you make the most of your health care dollar, Dow makes available a number of financial incentives and discounts to its employees. Additional non-health related discounts are posted on the Dow Intranet, Keyword: Discounts.

Dow U.S. Health and Fitness Reimbursement

Certain U.S. employees are eligible for partial reimbursement of certain expenses for their choice of approved physical activity, tobacco cessation, and/or nutrition/weight management expenses, as part of the U.S. site Health & Fitness Reimbursement Program.

More Information: For complete guidelines, eligibility, reimbursement amounts and Reimbursement Request form, visit the Dow Intranet, Keyword: US Reimbursement.

Basic Eligibility
  • This program is available only at certain leader-approved sites; to U.S. Field Sales employees; and to U.S. Virtual Office employees with supervisor approval.
  • Only full time and LTFT approved employees are eligible for Health & Fitness Reimbursement.
  • To determine your eligibility, visit the Dow Intranet, Keyword: US Reimbursement.

Weight Watchers

“Click” your way to a healthy weight!

Dow Health Services is committed to helping you achieve your weight-loss goals and improve your overall health! Dow Chemical has joined forces with Weight Watchers® to bring you special savings on a valuable and convenient weight-loss solution.

Receive 20% savings on Weight Watchers Online!

With Weight Watchers Online, you can follow the plan step-by-step entirely online with interactive tools and resources like a weight tracker, progress charts, mobile apps, restaurant guides and much more. Weight Watchers Online is available in two versions specifically designed for men and women, with tailored content that speaks directly to each audience.

Weight Watchers Offering
Special Dow Membership
Rate
Dow Reimbursement
(See eligibility criteria below)
Weight Watchers
Online Subscription
$15.15/month 100%

 

Who’s Eligible for the Dow Weight Watchers Discount?
  • Dow Employees and their Spouses/Partners and Dependents over 18 years of age
  • Dow Retirees and Spouses
  • Contractors
How do I get the discount?

It’s easy! Simply visit https://wellness.weightwatchers.com and enter the following information to receive your special Dow discount:

  • Dow Chemical ID: 61116
  • Dow Chemical Pass code: ww61116

If you experience any problems with this Weight Watchers site, please call the Weight Watchers Wellness Hotline at 866-204-2885.

Who is eligible for reimbursement?
  • All active U.S. employees and their family members and pre-Medicare retirees and their family members enrolled in either the MAP Plus Option 1 Low Deductible or MAP Plus Option 2 High Deductible benefit plans are eligible for weight management coverage.
  • Click here for more information and to access your Aetna reimbursement forms.
Omada

Introducing Omada® - An Innovative New Health Benefit Available to U.S. Employees

Omada (formerly called Prevent) is a breakthrough online program that inspires healthy habits you can live with long-term. It combines the behavior change science and unwavering support you’ll need to lose weight, keep it off, and help reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

Omada® Helps You Lose Weight and Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes

Omada® is based on the Diabetes Prevention Program* clinical trial, which showed that people at high risk can delay or avoid developing type 2 diabetes by losing weight through diet and exercise.

Omada® uses a multi-faceted approach to both inspire and enable change. The program includes:

  • Expert Health Coaching with one-on-one dedicated support and advice from a professional health coach
  • Small Group Support with private online peer groups for encouragement
  • Health Data Monitoring including a no-setup wireless scale to monitor your progress, plus a digital pedometer and mobile app for food tracking
  • Interactive Program that adapts to you
  • Weekly Online Lessons to educate and inspire
More great news

If you're at risk for type 2 diabetes or heart disease and participate in a Dow medical plan, Dow will cover the entire cost of the program for eligible U.S. employees, pre-Medicare eligible retirees, and their adult dependents - a $700 value.

How Can I Find Out if I am Eligible to Participate?

To find out if you are eligible, just take the one-minute risk screening questionnaire at www.omadahealth.com/dow.

Your participation in Omada® is voluntary and your responses will be handled confidentially. No individually identifiable data will be shared with Dow. Your responses will be stored by Omada during the term of the program.

If you have questions about the Omada® program, visit the FAQ pagee-mail the Omada® support team, or call them at 1-888-409-8687.

*The Diabetes Prevention Program is sponsored by the NIH and CDC

Tobacco Cessation

We realize that quitting the use of tobacco is one of the most difficult things a person can do. Below are resources and references we know can help. Take that first step to beginning a longer and healthier life.

Quit.4.Life Quitline

Dow has partnered with the Quit For Life® program to help you break free from tobacco use. Quit for Life helps tobacco users prepare for and successfully quit all forms of tobacco at no cost to you. The program includes: phone calls with a trained tobacco cessation Quit Coach®, optional free 8 weeks of nicotine replacement therapy (patch or gum), and more. Quit.4.Life is brought to you by the American Cancer Society (ACS) and Alere Wellbeing.

Eligibility: The program is available to all U.S. Dow employees (and employees of Dow JVs/ subsidiaries) eligible for the Dow medical plan. In addition, retirees, spouses and dependents (age 18 and older) currently covered under Dow’s MAP Plus Option 1 Low Deductible or MAP Plus Option 2 High Deductible benefit plans (administered by AETNA) may use the program.

To register by phone, call 866.QUIT.4.LIFE (866-784-8454); or to enroll online, visit www.QuitNow.net.

American Cancer Society Quit For Life Program Logo

State Quitlines

For those not eligible for Quit.4.Life under the Dow medical plan, please call 1.800.QUIT.NOW to find the state quitline nearest you, or visit smokefree.gov.

Dow U.S. Health & Fitness Reimbursement

Some U.S. employees at leader-approved sites are eligible for partial reimbursement of certain expenses for their choice of approved physical activity, nutrition/weight management, and/or tobacco cessation expenses, as part of the U.S. Health & Fitness Reimbursement Program.

Click here for additional information

Breathe™ Smoking Cessation Program

(Aetna members)

Learn more about the seven key characteristics to successful quitting. The program provides relevant information and a personalized action plan built on your specific issues and behaviors related to smoking cessation. This interactive program improves your confidence and motivation while effectively addressing habits, barriers, and triggers.

This program is part of the online wellness programs that are available to Dow Aetna members through the Aetna Simple Steps Health Assessment. To access this and many other programs, go to www.aetnanavigator.com, scroll over “Health Records” and choose the “Take a Health Assessment” link.

Tobacco Cessation Coverage

(Aetna members)

Active employees, retirees and family members enrolled in the U.S. MAP Plus Option 1 Low Deductible or MAP Plus Option 2 High Deductible benefit plans are eligible for coverage of tobacco cessation expenses. Eligible members can receive financial assistance for tobacco cessation consulting, nicotine replacement therapy and approved prescription drugs.

Click here for more information

E-cigarettes and Dow’s No Tobacco Policy

Electronic cigarettes, more commonly called “e-cigarettes,” are a type of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). The use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) violates Dow's Tobacco Policy. Smoking in any form through the use of tobacco products (pipes, cigars, cigarettes or vaping with e-cigarettes) on Dow property is prohibited.

References and Resources

Nurse Phonelines

Take Care of Your Health

The following information is provided to help you work more effectively with the health care system. If any of the information contradicts advice from your personal physician, contact your physician before making any changes to your care.

General Information

  • Tips for Evaluating Health Information
  • Nine Ways to Get Better Care
  • Immunization Schedule and Preventive Screening Guidelines for Adults (Adapted with Permission from the National Business Group on Health)
  • This chart collects average medical screening guidelines for typical patients and is provided as a guideline only. Your personal health care provider will work with you to personalize the timing of each test and immunization to meet your health care needs. Your provider may also suggest additional preventive care that is appropriate for you. You are encouraged to check your insurance or medical benefits for related costs, etc. before obtaining health care services. 

Please also note that recommendations may vary from country to country. You are encouraged to check with local Health Services or your personal heath care provider for local norms and availability.

Tools

  • Health Screening Guidelines – Interactive tool will help you identify screening guidelines appropriate for your age and gender.
  • Personal Health Record (PHR) – The PHR is a tool that you can use to collect, track and share past and current information about your health or the health of someone in your care. Check with your benefits plan provider (e.g. Aetna) for an electronic PHR, or visit www.MyPHR.com.
  • Health Care Question Builder – Be prepared for your next medical appointment. Use this tool to create a list of questions that you can take with you whether you are getting a checkup, talking about a problem or health condition, getting a prescription, or discussing a medical test or surgery. Whatever the reason for your visit, it is important to be prepared. (U.S. H&HS).
  • For Aetna MAP Plus Option 1 Low Deductible and MAP Plus Option 2 High Deductible Plan Members: Log onto Aetna Navigator® and look for these tools to help you manage your health care.
    • Find a Doctor, Pharmacy, or Facility
    • Take a Health Assessment
    • Personal Health Record
    • Nurse Phoneline (Informed Health®)
    • SmartPhone Apps

When You Have Questions

HR Service Center

Get answers to your questions about Dow’s benefit plans, eligibility, enrollment, etc.

  • Call 877-623-8079
  • 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. (ET) Monday – Thursday; and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Friday
  • Or email your questions to hr@dow.com
Nurse Phonelines
  • Informed Health® - (Aetna MAP Plus Option 1 Low Deductible, Map Plus Option 2 High Deductible, Old Plan, New Plan and MSP Members Only) This 24-hour nurse line is available 365 days a year. You will speak with a registered nurse who is experienced in providing credible information on a variety of health topics. Call 1-800-556-1555. For TDD (hearing and speech impaired only): 1-800-270-2386.
  • U.S. HMO Service Phone Numbers - Some HMOs offer a nurse phoneline. Refer to this listing or contact your HMO carrier for information.
  • Resources for Livingsm - Confidential, no-cost consultations for help and resources with life's issues. Available to all U.S. Dow employees and members of their households. Call 1-800-7DOWDOW for more information.
  • EAP & Worklife Services – Dow U.S. employees and household members can find help to make life easier. With one phone call, you can find free support for all of life’s issues.
References and Resources

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