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  • Human Resources Director Eileen McNichol

    Eileen McNichol
    Director

    p. 316.660.7050
    f. 316.383.7288

    510 N. Main
    Wichita, KS 67203

Disease Management

Disease management is an approach to healthcare that teaches patients how to manage a chronic disease. At Sedgwick County we encourage our employees to take charge of their health through the use of annual biometric screenings, our diabetes management program, as well as some of the other opportunities listed below.

Tobacco Cessation

The following are step-by-step instructions for employees and dependents covered by Healthy Benefits to participate in the FREE Tobacco Cessation Program offered by Sedgwick County:

  • Make an appointment with your primary care physician (PCP) to discuss your plan to become tobacco free.

  • If your PCP and you decide, a prescription may be given to you for Chantix or Buproprion to assist with cravings. Fill your FREE prescription and follow all dosing recommendations.

  • If your PCP recommends over-the-counter NRT, get a prescription. Then use your flexible spending health care reimbursement account to be reimbursed.

  • Enroll in a tobacco cessation coaching program, such as the FREE Kansas Tobacco Quitline 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669).

  • Follow up with your PCP after three months to monitor your success.

Diabetes Management

Diabetes is one of the leading diseases affecting Sedgwick County employees.

But diabetes can be controlled. The following are step-by-step instructions for employees and dependents covered by Healthy Benefits to participate in the FREE Diabetes Management Program offered by Sedgwick County:

  • Make an appointment with your primary care physician (PCP) to discuss your type of diabetes and what steps you can take to minimize its effects.

  • Ask your doctor if the medications listed on the Diabetes Management flier would be appropriate for your use.

  • If your doctor believes one of the included medications would be appropriate for your course of treatment, ask for a prescription.

  • Fill your FREE prescription at a participating pharmacy. No co-pay is required!

Mental Health

The Sedgwick County employee benefit package includes additional means to help employees and their family members cope with mental illness and stress.  County employees may visit an approved counselor up to three times each year for FREE with a referral from their primary care physician (PCP), and co-pays for additional visits are relatively low.

Employees also may utilize EMPAC - a not-for-profit employee assistance program dedicated to providing excellent services to employees, family members, and the companies served. EMPAC's professional counselors can help with issues such as marital and family relationships, drug and alcohol abuse, emotional and social concerns, financial and legal matters, and workplace issues.

EMPAC:
The Garvey Center
300 W. Douglas, Suite 930
Wichita, KS 67202
316.265.9922
800.234.0630
Fax: 316.265.9427


Sedgwick County...working for you

Mission: To assure quality public services that provide for the present and future well-being of the citizens of Sedgwick County.