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Metro Health and Wellness wants to make it easier for you to stay healthy, prevent injury, have more energy for the things you care about in your life. All programs are completely voluntary, and you won’t receive compensation for participation.

Metro Health and Wellness coordinates closely with King County’s wellness program Balanced You and employee health benefits.

Questions?
Email: metrowellness@kingcounty.gov

Healthy lifestyle resources

Omada®

King County employees covered under either the Regence BlueShield or Kaiser Permanente plan have access to a digital wellness program called Omada—at no cost to you. It’s a lifestyle change program that supports you and eligible covered family members in achieving your goals toward healthy weight and reducing your risk of certain chronic diseases like diabetes. Learn more.

featuring a Walla Walla transit operator who was helped by Omada. Visit Omada Health to learn more and see if you’re eligible for Omada.

Better Choices, Better Health

Diabetes? Chronic pain? Depression? Cancer? Learn to manage your long-term health condition with this six-week internet-based workshop that will help you build confidence and skills. Participate any time that fits your schedule! Free for employees in either the Kaiser Permanente or KingCare (Regence) health plans. Learn more.

Financial wellness

Does money stress you out? Get 90 days of free, confidential telephone-based coaching through My Secure Advantage. Learn more.

WW (Weight Watchers reimagined)

King County pays for half the membership dues for WW (Weight Watchers reimagined) for employees and their benefits-eligible spouses and state-registered domestic partners. Learn more.

Quit tobacco

It’s never too late to quit using tobacco. The sooner you quit, the more you can reduce your chances of getting cancer and other diseases.

Balanced You explains the resources available through your health plan to help you quit tobacco.

More resources at smokefree.gov

Mental health and stress

Mental health is an important part of overall health and well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices.

Get mental health care and support

Resources

Kaiser Permanente Members

Care and support is a call or click away. This downloadable flyer also explains how to access care.

King Care/Regence BlueShield members

Call customer service at 800-376-7926 for help finding a qualified therapist or other health care provider. Learn more.

Need help understanding your benefits?

Contact KC.Benefits@kingcounty.gov or (206) 684-1556 weekdays from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Learn more about mental health benefits at King County.

Activity Centers

Workout at work

King County’s Balanced You manages Activity Centers in several Metro worksites. These convenient spaces are for employees to get moderate levels of physical activity. Learn more.

Workout at home

Balanced You, in partnership with Vivecorp, is offering free, live, virtual exercise classes and on-demand workout videos. Learn more.

Get a flu shot

Protect yourself and others

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone six months and older get a flu vaccine each season.

The flu vaccine is the number one way to protect yourself and your family, friends, and co-workers from getting the flu this season.

If you missed the opportunity to get a flu shot at work, here are some tips for getting your free flu shot through your pharmacy or doctor’s office.

Kaiser Permanente members

  • Flu vaccine is a covered preventive service. No prescription is needed.
  • Flu vaccinations are available at all Kaiser Permanente medical offices. Make an appointment or walk-in between 8:30 and 5:00 M-F (Note: some offices are closed at lunch).
  • Pharmacies that contract with Kaiser Permanente may offer flu vaccinations at no charge to members; ask at the pharmacy if you will need to pay.
  • If you get a vaccination at a non-Kaiser Permanente facility and need to pay for it, submit a claim for reimbursement.
  • You can get a vaccine at a walk-in CareClinic inside several Bartell Drugs. Find a location near you.

KingCare℠ & KingCare Select members

(Regence BlueShield & CVS Caremark)
  • Flu vaccine is a covered preventive service. No prescription is needed.
  • At pharmacies, use your CVS card. Most pharmacies will bill CVS directly.
  • If you need help, the back of your CVS card has a member service phone number, as well as a special number the pharmacy can call.
  • At the doctor’s office or clinic, use your Regence card.
  • If you need help finding an in-network provider or understanding your coverage, visit the member portal at Regence.com or call 1-800-376-7926.

Lactation rooms and resources

Metro has designated six permanent lactation rooms, one at each of our operating bases, as well as space at King Street Center and 901 Fifth Avenue. These private, locked lactation rooms are furnished with chairs, a table, and small refrigerator, and Metro is currently reconfiguring and upgrading these spaces to comfortably accommodate multiple employees who need to use the room at the same time.

Designated lactation rooms are available in the following locations:



Atlantic/Central Base
1500 6th Ave S., Seattle, WA, Room 2021

Get directions


Bellevue Base
1790 124th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA
2nd floor (near wellness rooms)

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East Base
1975 124th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA
Room 107

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King Street Center
201 S Jackson St., Seattle, WA
8th floor (near break room)

Get directions


North Base
2160 N 163rd St., Shoreline, WA
Near Conference Room 1

Get directions


Ryerson Base
1220 4th Ave., Seattle, WA
Room 204

Get directions


South Base
12100 E Marginal Way S., Tukwila, WA
Room 107

Get directions


Operations
901 5th Ave., Seattle, WA
Room 126

Get directions
King County supports you at work by providing private wellness and lactation rooms in some worksites.

Learn more

All King County employees who have lactation needs have access to all of these rooms for up to two years following the birth of their child/children. The rooms are outfitted with a keypad door lock, and the same access code can be used at all of Metro’s designated lactation spaces at the bases (if you need to utilize the space, reach out to Transit Disability Services, your manager, Chief, HR, or any administrator for the code).

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