Medical Fitness Difference

As medical fitness facilities and departments of the UNC Health Care System, the UNC Wellness Center at Meadommont and the UNC Wellness Center at Northwest Cary’s goals and methods are not guided by the same principles that guide most commercial or private health clubs or fitness facilities. Rather, our goals and methods reflect a number of influences, mainly the UNC Health Care System, the Medical Fitness Association, and non-profit organizations.

Programs and Services

UNC Wellness Centers offer a comprehensive selection of personalized, medically integrated health education and fitness programs available to patients, members and the community. These programs and services are developed and led by health and fitness professionals to help educate participants on a variety of medical, fitness and lifestyle enhancement topics.

Professional Staff

Our affiliation with UNC Health Care ensures a level of competence and expertise among our staff members, programs and services. Our staff and faculty qualifications include registered nurses, registered dietitians, licensed physical therapists, certified exercise physiologists, certified personal trainers and Red Cross WSI certified swim instructors.

Safety Standards and Cleanliness

UNC Wellness Centers set and meet ambitious standards for safety. The facilities were designed specifically as medical fitness facilities; this means extra attention has been given to making the facility’s basic design and layout conducive to safety. Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) and First Aid Kits can be found at a number of locations throughout the buildings, in addition to fire alarms, fire extinguishers, and fire doors. These systems and tools are consistently reviewed with staff through carefully planned training, drills, and evaluations. As a condition of employment, every staff member is required to earn certifications in CPR, First Aid, and use of the several Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) located in each building. Additionally, lifeguards are trained and certified in advanced water safety.

UNC Wellness Centers, along with all other departments of UNC Health Care, must successfully contribute to certification by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). This certification is earned through consistent and comprehensive compliance with the rigorous standards set by JCAHO and followed by all respected health care organizations in the United States. Keeping our facilities and equipment clean, well-maintained, and current with industry standards is a top priority and we will do everything within these standards to ensure that the Wellness Centers are a clean and comfortable place to exercise and relax.