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The UF-UF Health Shands Wellness Committee is pleased to provide this directory of wellness resources serving the UF and UF Health community. Information on the Wellness section of this site is designed to support all members of the UF and UF Health community, regardless of participation in GatorCare.

If you know of additional resources provided on campus, we hope you will contact us.

 

 

 

 

 

Fitness | Emotional Well-Being | Smoking Cessation | Health Services
Weight Loss | Nutrition | Recreation | Stress Reduction | Training and Information

fitnessFitness

 

Campus Pools
Access Broward, Florida, Graham and O’Connell Center pools; guests accepted at some locations
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HealthStreet
Including weekly Bootcamp
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Living Well
Where Healthy Gators Thrive—UF’s employee-only fitness and wellness program, located on campus
Also available to affiliates, spouses and alumni
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O'Connell Center Weight Room

Located at Gate 1, Level 1 and open to all UF faculty and staff with a Gator1 ID, the weight room is equipped with dumbbells, barbells, and free-style weights for power lifting.

Outdoor Bootcamp
A high intensity workout that changes from week to week; 80 max—first come, first-served
Please note that if class is moved indoors due to inclement weather, UF RecSports membership is required
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UF Health Shands Fitness and Wellness Center
One of Gainesville’s newest fitness and wellness centers; medical fitness and personal training available
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UF Recreational Sports
Membership provides access to recreation and fitness facilities, group fitness classes, fitness assessment center and indoor intramurals; premium services include massage therapy, personal training and small group training.
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emotionalEmotional
Well-Being

 

Confidential Online Screening
Web-based, confidential screening for depression, anxiety, substance abuse and eating disorders
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Depression/Alcohol Screening
UF employees and adult members of their family may take a free, anonymous and confidential online screening for depression and alcohol problems.
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UF Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
A wide range of services, including individual employee evaluation and referral, consultation services for supervisors, workshops, training sessions and support groups
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UF Health Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Four free confidential visits for employees and dependents for assessment, counseling and referral from licensed counselors
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UF Fear and Anxiety Disorders Clinic
Dedicated to fostering a better understanding of anxiety and fear as well as improving assessment and treatment for anxiety disorders
Regularly conducts research studies with assessments available at no cost
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UMatter, We Care
Extends UF's caring culture by educating our community about signs and symptoms of distress, and providing those in distress with appropriate resources to receive professional, confidential assistance
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emotionalSmoking Cessation

 

Freedom from Smoking
Course offered to four or more persons; $20 fee to cover cost of written materials ($115 for spouses)
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Smoking Cessation Program
A comprehensive smoking cessation program available to employees interested in quitting smoking, including OPS
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emotionalHealth Services

 

Blood pressure and weight screenings
Offered by UF Health Occupatinal Services
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Flu Shots
Provided free to employees in the fall of each year
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HealthStreet
Provides health assessments, HIV testing and birth control counseling as well as information on local resources and UF research opportunities
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HIV Test
Confidential testing available
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Illness/Injury Treatment
On-site personal health program for acute, self-limiting illnesses/injuries
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Skin Screenings
Offered on a periodic basis
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UF Occupational Medicine
Provides preplacement health assessments, medical monitoring programs, immunizations and more to employees with job duties with known health risks
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Vaccines
Tetanus/diphtheria and/or tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis
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emotionalWeight Management

 

Combining surgery, diet and exercise to change lives
Georgios Rossidis, MD, assistant professor of surgery, provides this monthly presentation to discuss the problem of obesity, treatments for severe obesity and outcomes of surgical treatment; please call (352) 265.4226 to register.
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Weight Watchers @ Work
Collaborative weight management program available at locations throughout campus
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emotionalNutrition

 

Gator Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
Sign up to get a weekly delivery of fresh, seasonal produce from an area farmer; pick-up location available on campus
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Nutrition Courses
Offered periodically through UF Health Human Resources Development
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emotionalRecreation

 

Arts in Medicine
Offerings include dance, art and writing workshops; book club; music performances and more.
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Broward Outdoor Recreation Complex
Basketball, sand volleyball and tennis courts; a roller hockey rink and a skate park; equipment checkout is available at BORC and the Southwest Recreation Center
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Lake Wauburg
Canoes, climbing wall, mountain bikes, sailboats, wakeboarding, waterskiing and more with a Gator 1 card that designates you as faculty, staff, spouse, partner, retired, UAA, UFF or Shands employee whose card includes a hologram and a UFID number; guests accepted at some locations
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Outdoor Intramural Sports Leagues and Special Events
Ultimate Frisbee, softball, soccer, kickball, team tennis, sand volleyball, dodgeball, flag football and more on a competitive and recreational level
Please note that UF RecSports membership is required for indoor intramurals
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Reitz Union Game Room
On-campus recreation facility featuring 16 bowling lanes, 17 pool (billiard) tables and more
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Reitz Union Leisure Courses
Including dance, health and wellness, sports and other courses
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emotionalStress Reduction

 

Integrative Medicine
Tai Chi, guided meditation and yoga; Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction series and an eight-week mind-body self-healthcare program for healthcare providers
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HealthStreet
Massage appointments available on Friday afternoons
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Student Health Care Center @ Corry Village
A variety of 30- to 60-minute offerings are available to faculty and staff by appointment
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emotionalTraining and Information

 

Diabetes Practicum
Two-part program providing 14 Continuing Nursing Education contact hours offered twice a year to health professionals
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FLARE
UF’s Financial Literacy and Retirement Education Program; online tools and tips to “illuminate the journey to financial security”
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For Your Health
UF Human Resource Services’ monthly e-newsletter covering timely health topics
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HealthStreet
Offers information sessions on such topics as active living, healthy eating, cancer and more
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Healthy Gators
Promotes a campus environment supportive of the development and maintenance of a healthy body, mind and spirit, including the annual "Champions of Change" awards program
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Living with Hearing Loss
Offered on a periodic basis by the UF Health Speech and Hearing Center, the UF Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences and the Gainesville chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of Florida; please call (352) 294-5151 or email mmccaghren@phhp.ufl.edu for more information
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UF Training & Organizational Development
Through partnerships with on- and off-campus subject-matter experts, offers courses in wellness and financial planning including optimal health and performance, self-defense, budgeting and saving, retirement strategies and more
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Wellness PRESENTS
Offered by UF Health Human Resources Development, courses cover such topics as nutrition, driving safety, retirement and financial planning, fitness, sleep and more
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