Take advantage of these valuable resources to better manage your health and wellbeing.


Personalized health advocacy support

Included Health is a confidential service available at no cost for our medical plan participants and their covered dependents. It can ease your healthcare journey by putting personalized healthcare support at your fingertips.

When you need medical care, Included Health can find high quality in-network providers, make sure those providers are accepting new patients, and book an appointment for you. But it doesn't stop there. Included Health can do much more for you, including:

  • Provide expert answers to your health questions by phone.
  • Offer treatment decision support for any sort of diagnosis.
  • Connect you to a free, personalized, comprehensive remote expert second opinion from their panel of world-class physicians.
  • Help you better understand and find behavioral/mental health resources.
  • Refer you to other Stryker benefits.

To activate your account with Included Health, visit includedhealth.com/stryker or call 855 431 5551. When you activate your Included Health account, you will earn 100 Strive points! Points will be awarded within two weeks of registering. To learn more, see this how-to guide.


Black Health

Included Health's Black Health program brings dedicated care coordinators from their Black-led care team, on call and on your side to provide culturally competent care. It is available to our Black employees and their dependents to provide assistance in accessing vetted, affirming, high-quality care and community support to address their unique needs, at no cost. Learn more.

The Black Health program is available at no cost to all U.S. benefit-eligible employees and dependents, even those not enrolled in one of Stryker’s medical plans.


LGBTQ+ benefits

Stryker offers benefits and resources that can provide help and support to the LGBTQ+ community. Learn more.

Back, joint and musculoskelatal (UHC)

UHC plan participants have access to Kaia, an online physical therapy program that offers specialized support for back, joint and other musculoskeletal conditions. Kaia's online platform provides access to digital programs, coaching and effective therapy when and where you need it using the Kaia app. Access Kaia at no cost from myuhc.com. To learn more about Kaia, read this flyer.


Cancer support

Has your life been touched by cancer? Whether you or a covered family member has been diagnosed or has risk factors for cancer, the UnitedHealthcare Cancer Support Program offers caring support when you need it most. Learn more about the UnitedHealthcare Cancer Support Program.

Lyra Health, our Mental Health and Employee Assistance Program, offers access to hundreds of resources and 10 free, confidential counseling sessions for you and your household family members.


Chronic conditions (UHC)

Chronic conditions may include coronary artery disease, asthma, diabetes, cancer or any other complex condition. Get one-on-one support from a dedicated nurse through UnitedHealthcare Health Advantage.


Diabetes support (UHC)

Between doctor visits and keeping your blood sugar on target, living with diabetes can be a lot to handle. Personal Health Support is here to help you take control of your health, so it doesn’t control you. Learn more about Personal Health Support for Diabetes.


Family planning and maternity support

Breast milk shipping

Visit the Milk Stork program page to learn more.

Fertility support (UHC)

If you are coping with fertility issues, Fertility Solutions is here to help you get high-quality guidance and care. Learn more about UHC’s fertility coverage and UHC’s Fertility Solutions program

Lyra Health

Whether you're becoming a new parent or adding another child to your family, it's natural to feel overwhelmed and stressed. Through Lyra Health, you have free access to trusted parenting information, tips and resources. Tap into self-led wellness tools anytime, anywhere.

You can also review and book an appointment with a high-quality coach or therapist. You and your household family members and dependents get 10 free mental health sessions per person, per year. The Lyra team is available 24/7 to help you connect to the best care.

Maternity support

All medical plans at Stryker cover expenses for hospital stays or birthing centers and obstetrics provided by a doctor or certified nurse-midwife for pregnancy, childbirth or related complications. You may also receive additional maternity benefits through your medical provider.

The UnitedHealthcare (UHC) Maternity Support Program offers personalized support before, during and after your pregnancy. This program offers:

  • Preconception health and counseling,
  • Your own personal maternity nurse,
  • Pregnancy consultation to identify special needs, and
  • Educational materials (online and print).

The Maternity Support Program offers personal guidance through all stages of pregnancy and delivery. They specialize in working with moms experiencing normal pregnancy as well as moms who are high risk or experiencing pregnancy complications. UHC also offers the Neonatal Resource Services Program as part of the Maternity Support Program.

The Maternity Support Program is voluntary and covered as part of your UHC medical plan. You can enroll by calling 800 387 7508 and ask to speak with a nurse. As a program participant, you can call any time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with any questions or concerns you might have. To take full advantage of the UHC Maternity Support Program, you are encouraged to enroll within the first 12 weeks of your pregnancy. You can enroll any time up to your 34th week.

Learn more about breastfeeding supplies and support for new mothers available through UHC.

BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama (BCBSAL) offers free assistance to expectant mothers through the Baby Yourself Maternity Program. The program includes a personal nurse that you can call with any questions or concerns throughout your pregnancy, support and educational material from a BlueCross registered nurse experienced in prenatal care, labor and delivery and newborn care, and care coordination, including the arrangement of home health services when indicated, for high-risk pregnancies. You can enroll by calling 800 222 4379 (Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Central) or by visiting the Baby Yourself Maternity Program website.

Kaiser Permanente offers a host of resources for expectant parents, including helpful newsletters, checklists and videos, as well as a 24-hour nurseline. You can also use Kaiser’s website to search for classes in your area, and to manage your pregnancy care, including emailing your doctor, making appointments and getting test results. For more information, read this flyer or visit the Kaiser website pregnancy page.


Financial wellbeing

Our financial wellbeing partner, Ayco, helps you manage your finances. Plan for your future by accessing Ayco’s online tools or participate in free financial coaching that’s tailored to your individual concerns and needs.

Visit the Wellbeing page for more information on Ayco. Access Ayco through the “Programs” page in Strive.


Medical Benefits Abroad

When you’re traveling internationally on business, Stryker wants to make sure you’re protected. Find out the details of our Cigna Medical Benefits Abroad program, and how to take advantage of this benefit.


Medical Expense Estimator

Compare your medical plans side-by-side using the Medical Expense Estimator, so you can easily evaluate your options and choose with confidence. You can also estimate how much you should contribute to either the Health Savings Account (HSA) or Healthcare Flexible Spending Account (HCFSA), so you can maximize your tax savings. The Medical Expense Estimator can be accessed at work or at home, and on most mobile devices.


Mental health and employee assistance program

Lyra Health, our Mental Health and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available 24/7 for confidential support. Whether you're feeling stressed, anxious or depressed, support from Lyra's coaches and therapists can get you back on your feet.

With Lyra, you and your household family members and dependents have access to:

  • Mental health care, including 10 sessions of coaching and/or therapy annually.
  • Access to a rich library of researched-based, self-care resources.
  • Legal, Financial and Identity theft consultations.
  • Elder and child care resources and referrals.

Always available

The Lyra team is available 24/7 to help you connect to the best care. Call 833 511 0159 anytime or visit stryker.lyrahealth.com.



Our mindfulness partner, RethinkCare, helps you develop life skills to reduce stress, sleep better and feel more positive in times of hardship or change.

Visit the Wellbeing page for more information on RethinkCare. Access RethinkCare through the “Programs” page in Strive.


Mobile apps

Find the following apps on the App Store or on Google Play:


Navigating Medicare

Through the Strive program, you have access to Ayco's Medicare navigation support.

You can also visit www.medicare.gov for more information.


Nurse support

Get help with general health questions, medications, and treatment options, as well as help finding a doctor, hospital or specialist.

If you are enrolled in a UnitedHealthcare medical plan, you can call a UnitedHealthcare advocate at 800 387 7508 between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. your local time. A UnitedHealthcare advocate is ready to help you.

  • A UnitedHealthcare advocate can help with non-clinical issues such as general health education, claim questions and provider referrals.
  • Nurses are also available to assist with clinical concerns and treatment options.
  • Non-emergent care needs after business hours will be connected to a virtual visit within UnitedHealthcare’s provider network 24 hours a day, 7 days a week video and telephonic communication is available.

Nurseline services are also available from the following insurance carriers. Contact the phone numbers below for more information:



Eating well has never been simpler with Foodsmart, our nutrition partner. Use the tools within Foodsmart to stay on track with healthy eating and meal planning.

Visit the Wellbeing page for more information on Foodsmart. Access Foodsmart through the “Programs” page in Strive.


Optum Bank health savings checkup tool

Get an estimate of how much you should be setting aside in the HSA for your retirement healthcare.


OptumRx tools

Visit myuhc.com to manage your prescription benefits and access the following tools:

  • My Medicine Cabinet
  • Pharmacy locator
  • Drug coverage, alternatives, and prices
  • Order status
  • Prior Authorization
  • Transfer of a drug to OptumRx Home Delivery
  • Service tools (set-up reminders and alert messaging).

If you are enrolled in or are considering enrolling in the UHC Basic HSA Plan or UHC Premium HSA Plan, you can also use the OptumRx drug pricing tool to look up the estimated cost of a medication based on the pharmacies located near you, which can help you make informed healthcare choices throughout the year. Please note, the costs provided are only estimates and your actual cost may vary.


Orthopedic support (UHC)

Living with pain can be frustrating — from determining the cause of pain to taking the right steps to manage it. If you suffer from back, neck or other joint pain, the UHC Orthopedic Health Support program is here to help. Learn more about the UHC Orthopedic Health Support program


Physical fitness

On-demand fitness for every-body. No matter your physical goals, Wellbeats, our physical fitness partner, has something for you.

Visit the Wellbeing page for more information on Wellbeats. Access Wellbeats through the “Programs” page in Strive.


Strive wellbeing program

Strive is Stryker’s wellbeing program. Use Strive to learn about, implement and maintain healthy habits. All regular full- and part-time employees and their spouses/domestic partners are eligible to participate in Strive.

Visit the Wellbeing page for more information on Strive. Sign into Strive or create a Strive account at strive.stryker.com.


Tobacco cessation

Several free tobacco cessation journeys are available through Strive, Stryker’s wellbeing program.

Visit the Wellbeing page for more information on tobacco cessation resources. Access the Tobacco Cessation Journeys through Strive.


UHC Health Advantage

UHC Health Advantage provides a special support team with your own “nurse in the family” approach, along with various health services and resources at your fingertips. In the event that you or a covered family member are diagnosed with a health condition that requires complex care, or requires follow-up care after a recent hospital stay, you and your family will receive support from a dedicated team of nurses, clinicians and other specialized professionals to help you improve your health.

UHC Health Advantage provides specialized support for things such as:

  • Managing a chronic condition, such as diabetes, coronary artery disease, asthma, COPD or heart failure,
  • Those who have been diagnosed with a complex condition such as cancer or chronic kidney disease,
  • Treatment of back pain and musculoskeletal conditions,
  • Maternity support, and
  • Any other health-related concern you may have.

To learn more, check out this flyerthis introductory video or contact UHC at 800 387 7508 or the UnitedHealthcare website.


Virtual visits

Virtual visits are an easy way to contact trained medical professionals from anywhere for about the same cost as a primary care visit. Doctors can talk to you, evaluate your symptoms and even write prescriptions* — all from the comfort of your home or office. For more information, visit your medical provider’s web site, or call the number on the back of your ID card to learn more and find in-network virtual visit providers.

If you are enrolled in a UnitedHealthcare plan, read this flyer to learn more and then visit myuhc.com to get started.

*Prescription services may not be available in all states.