Wellness Connection

Learn the 8ight Ways to WellnessWellness Connection programs are designed to help employees thrive at work and outside of work. The 8ight Ways to Wellness framework, developed by WashU faculty, offers employees simple and effective ways to focus on their physical and emotional wellness. It’s for WashU, from WashU.

Resources to Support Emotional Wellness

Work-Life Solutions (EAP)
This employee assistance program offers free, confidential, 24/7 support and resources for employees and their family. Help is available for emotional counseling, legal issues, financial concerns and work/life resources, like child or elder care. Checkout their Digital Toolkit.  For assistance, call 844-365-4587 or register online and enter the Web ID: WASHU

UnitedHealthcare Behavioral Health
This employee benefit includes counseling services to help employees effectively deal with stressful and challenging situations. A benefit specialist will help employees identify their concern and the appropriate resource to address it. If desired, the specialist will match the employee with an in-network clinician to help. You can also connect with a mental health provider from the comfort of home using a virtual visit. Copays or co-insurance apply. Call 800-382-2599 or visit myuhc.com – click “Find a Doctor”.

UnitedHealthcare Nurse Advocate – Teresa Fisher, RN, BSN
Teresa is a registered nurse with a broad range of experience in healthcare. She is dedicated to Washington University and available to help employees find a mental health provider or navigate UHC tools and resources. Contact Teresa directly at 314-440-3882 or teresa.fisher@uhc.com.

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About Employee Wellness

The health and well being of Washington University employees is a priority. You are essential to achieving our missions of research, teaching and patient care. WashU strives to provide a valuable employee experience – one that helps you thrive at work and outside of work.

The Wellness Connection team is focused on enabling healthy minds and bodies. Our program provides opportunities for faculty, staff, clinical fellows and post doctoral associates to set high standards for physical and emotional health decision-making.  We aim to foster the culture of wellness that is a positive example for our students and our community.

Our team of registered dietitians, a mindfulness consultant, registered nurse and health promotion professionals brings expertise across a wide spectrum of wellness topics. We collaborate with campus experts and community partners to offer evidence-based programs where employees can assess their current health status, engage in year-round health education programs, set goals for improving health decision-making, and track progress.

Participation in Wellness Connection programs is a benefit to employees and there are opportunities to earn rewards when you complete certain activities.  There is no requirement for you to participate, but your privacy is protected when you do.