Wellness Resources

On this page, we aim to provide resources that support the wellbeing of the UCSF community. Wellbeing is more than just eating well and exercising. We support a holistic view of wellness, which has physical, emotional, social and financial components. Learn more about the resources available in each of these areas below, and view additional resources on the right hand side of this page.

Wellbeing Resources During COVID-19

Maintaining your wellness, establishing self-care routines, and finding ways to stay social while sheltering in place are important during these unprecedented times. Below are a list of tips and wellness related resources available to the UCSF Community.

Wellness and Community: Tips for Staying Social and Well
Ideas for fun, creative activities, ways to stay social while sheltering in place, and tips on wellness including a stretch poster, ergonomic work from home set ups, and a guided visualization tool for breathing

Campus Life Services: Healthy at Home - Tips for Wellness and Balance

Fitness and Recreation: Stay Active with Over 115 Free Online Workouts

UCSF COVID-19 Page: UCSF Emotional Health and Wellbeing Resources

COPE: A UCSF Coping and Resilience Program for UCSF Faculty, Staff and Trainees at All UCSF sites

CARE Advocacy and Resource Education: Virtual Self-Care

Department of Psychiatry: Resources to Support Your Mental Health During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Emotional Wellbeing Webinar Series - co-sponsored by UCSF Department of Psychiatry, UCSF Office of Alumni Relations, the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and the Mindsight Institute

Learning and Organization Development: Resiliency During Challenging COVID-19 Times

Student Health and Counseling Services: #StayHome Wellness Resources

Latinx Center of Excellence: COVID-19 Resource Page

SF Marin Food Bank: Pop Up Pantries


Physical Wellness

Learn more about UCSF’s award-winning Fitness & Recreation Centers, located at the Parnassus and Mission Bay campuses with a mini center at the Mission Center Building and yoga classes at Laurel Heights.

Sleep is an important part of your wellness and effects your ability to accomplish all your tasks during the day. Check out our Sleep Resource Guide for apps, fact sheets, tips, and more on getting healthy sleep.

Wellness & Community health promotion campaigns and initiatives include our smoke/tobacco free policies, Healthy Beverage Initiative, stair promotion campaign and Healthy Meeting & Event Guide.

Explore alternate commute options, including those that allow you to bike or walk, at mycommute.ucsf.edu.

Emotional Wellness

UCSF’s Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) invites all faculty, staff, residents, postdocs, and clinical fellows to use confidential employee assistance services, which are provided at no cost.

Stress Free UCSF is a campus-sponsored study and initiative aimed at reducing stress in UCSF faculty, staff and trainees and making our community a healthier, happier place to be. Participation is all online. Receive a one-year subscription to the digital mindfulness app, Headspace, and a chance to win a Napa vacation. For more information, see StressFreeUC.org.

Learn more about the systemwide Stigma Free UC initiative, which is a one year awareness initiative in support of UC faculty and staff’s emotional wellbeing offering monthly programming, informative webinars, discussions, links to resources and more.

Social Wellness

Visit myfamily.ucsf.edu for resources and support regarding childcare, eldercare, lactation, parent education and more.

Check out upcoming events brought to you by Wellness & Community.

Financial Wellness

Information about local benefits information can be found on the UCSF Human Resources benefits page.

UC offers a wide range of financial planning resources at https://www.myucretirement.com.

Free financial classes held at UCSF are listed here. No classes in your area? Ask to have a class included in your next department meeting, attend a webinar, or schedule a one-on-one retirement counseling session.

Have one of the health insurance plans below? Click on the link to see what discounts, wellness programs and resources you have access to as a member.

Health Net Member Gym/Health & Wellness Discounts
Kaiser Member Gym/Health & Wellness Discounts
Anthem Member Gym/Health & Wellness Discounts

To learn more about the many services and resources that UCSF has to offer, visit ucsflife.ucsf.edu