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UF and UF Health are seeking Wellness Partners to spread the word about employee wellness initiatives and to serve as liaisons between the employee population and the new wellness program. Learn more...

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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.

To begin, select a "Window to Wellness":

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emotionalUF 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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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 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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socialGator Connections
This UF group is designed to help faculty and staff to connect through a series of informal events. To sign up for the listserv and/or private Facebook group page, email Tony Andenoro or Hannah Carter.
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Association for Academic Women
The AAW connects professional women throughout UF to support their personal growth, relationship building, career development and lifelong learning.
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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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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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spiritualBaughman Center
The center is open for private contemplation on weekdays.
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Arts in Medicine
Offerings include dance, art and writing workshops; book club; music performances and more.
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Gentle Yoga for Health / Yoga for Self-Care
Focus on mindful movement, stretching for relaxation, adaptive postures and breathing techniques.
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Meditation and Relaxation
This guided meditation session is offered weekly in a group setting.
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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Six-week MBSR course includes instruction, tools, dialogue and more.
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environmentalUF Office of Sustainability
Facilitates faculty, staff and student efforts to create a sustainable, high quality of life at UF and beyond.
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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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financialFLARE
UF’s Financial Literacy and Retirement Education Program; online tools and tips to “illuminate the journey to financial security”
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Wellness PRESENTS
Offered by UF Health Human Resources Development, courses include retirement and financial planning, and more
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occupationalUF Training & Organizational Development
Through partnerships with on- and off-campus subject-matter experts, offers training programs and resources designed to help you be your best
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Diabetes Practicum
Two-part program providing 14 Continuing Nursing Education contact hours offered twice a year to health professionals
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UF Environmental Health & Safety
EH&S promotes a safe and healthy campus learning environment through its programs and services.
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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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UF Health Occupational Services
Offers blood pressure and weight screenings, HIV testing, illness and injury treatment, skin screenings and vaccines
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physicalUF 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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Campus Pools
Access Broward, Florida, Graham and O’Connell Center pools; guests accepted at some locations
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Flu Shots
Provided free to employees in the fall of each year
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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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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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Gentle Yoga for Health / Yoga for Self-Care
Focus on mindful movement, stretching for relaxation, adaptive postures and breathing techniques.
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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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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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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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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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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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Nutrition Courses
Offered periodically through UF Health Human Resources Development
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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.
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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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Weight Watchers @ Work
Collaborative weight management program available at locations throughout campus; email convingt@ufl.edu for details.
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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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Massage Therapy, SHCC @ Corry Village
A variety of 30- to 60-minute offerings are available to faculty and staff by appointment
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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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intellectualEmployee Education Program
The EEP enables full-time UF Academic Personnel, TEAMS employees and USPS employees who have been employed for at least six months to receive tuition assistance for up to six credit hours of instruction per semester at the state university closest to their work location.
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Higher Education Opportunity for Children of TEAMS Employees
Provides children of full-time TEAMS employees with the opportunity of tuition assistance for an undergraduate education at the University of Florida
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Tuition Exchange Program
Dependent children of full-time, permanent status employees are eligible to apply.
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Reitz Union Leisure Courses
Including dance, health and wellness, sports and other courses
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