Additional Wellness Benefits

The GoUSF employee wellness program helps you achieve your wellness goals with the following resources and support:

Wellness Challenges

GoUSF's online wellness platform offers several challenges throughout the year that focus on different dimensions of wellness. Using your university email address, register and play on our website below, which is exclusively for USF faculty and staff!

Sign up and play on GoUSFchallenges.org »

Dons Meaningful Mile

Grab a colleague, and check out GoUSF's one-mile walking loops around lower campus and upper campus (Lone Mountain) that are marked with meaningful landmarks along the way!

PDF iconLower Campus Dons Meaningful Mile
PDF iconLone Mountain Dons Meaningful Mile

Wellness Event Reimbursement

Full-time faculty and staff are eligible to receive a reimbursement of up to $100 in registration fees for participating in ONE wellness event (e.g. a running race, charity walk, bike ride/race, challenge, etc.) each calendar year. Reimbursement will be paid upon completion of the wellness event and you must be a current employee at the time of the event to receive reimbursement. Please submit your receipt(s) with reimbursement form. Visit the Wellness Event Reimbursement Request Form web page for reimbursement instructions, which is due by Dec. 1 annually.

YogaWorks

USF and YogaWorks have partnered together to offer USF faculty, staff, students, alumni, and their family members discounted monthly memberships for unlimited yoga classes at their Northern California studios. Must show proof of employment. For more information and detailed membership fees, view the PDF iconYogaWorks Flyer or call the studios that interest you below.

  • San Francisco: (415) 292-5600 / 1823 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
  • Walnut Creek: (925) 478-7272 / 1131 Locust Street, 2nd Floor, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
  • Mill Valley: (415) 318-7650 / 650 E. Blithedale Avenue Mill Valley, CA 94941
  • Larkspur: (415) 925-2440 / 2207 Larkspur Landing Circle Larkspur, CA 94939
  • Academy of Sciences

    USF faculty and staff can purchase discounted tickets to the California Academy of Sciences. For pricing and purchasing information, please view the PDF iconAcademy of Sciences Flyer.

    Relaxation Videos

    Can you relax in just five minutes a day? Yes! Follow along these relaxation videos that feature USF faculty and staff:

  • Yoga Sun Salutations: Step-by-Step
  • Yoga Sun Salutations: Guided Flow
  • Guided Meditation
  • Weight Watchers

    USF subsidizes 50% of membership costs for benefits-eligible employees who sign up for Weight Watchers online or who participate in on-campus meetings. This is a taxable benefit. For more information, review the Weight Watchers Programs web page.

    Wellness on Wheels

    Sitting for a long period of time and staring at a computer screen is not ideal for your body or brain. Kick off your next department meeting with a 10-minute wellness session that will energize your team and emphasize how to take small breaks to boost productivity and focus. Options include stretching, deskfit or relaxation techniques. For more information about how to support a healthier meeting or to book a session, view the Wellness on Wheels flyer.

    Anthem Blue Cross

    If you are an Anthem Blue Cross member, you have access to a variety of support resources. Log into anthem.com/ca or register if you haven’t already, and select Health & Wellness. For example:

  • Under 360° health, there is guidance available from MyHealth Coach, staffed by registered nurses to assist with both health and healthy lifestyle support.
  • Virtual coaching is offered through a partnership with WebMD HealthAssistant. Visit Anthem Blue Cross for additional information.
  • Kaiser

    Kaiser has more wellness resources than we can possibly list. They have online articles, widgets, health coaches, recipes, classes, online education, a personal health assessment and much more. Visit KP.org, and then explore the opportunities under the “Health & Wellness” tab.

    Additionally, Kaiser offers guided imagery programs to engage your mind, body, and spirit to help you reduce stress, focus on healthy changes, and promote healing.

    Access Kaiser's podcasts »

    Employee Assistance Program

    Our health is often impacted by stressful events and pressures. Being a new parent, dealing with an aging parent, work/life balance challenges and legal complications are just some of the common issues that can affect our lives in a very significant way. When these issues become overwhelming, it can be difficult to maintain healthy behaviors. The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can help you with guidance and resources to help you work through your challenge. You can access this service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by calling 1-800-344-4222 or visiting the EAP website (company code: usf).

    Ergonomic Assessment

    Many of us spend a majority of the workday sitting at a desk in front of a computer. However, much of the strain caused by this situation can be relieved by taking short mini-breaks throughout the day. Take a two-minute break a few times a day to stretching our hands, wrists, shoulders, stand up and walk in place to get those glutes firing. For more information, review the Ergonomic Assessment web page.

    Smoking Cessation

    People who receive support when attempting to quit smoking are five times more likely to succeed permanently. When you’re ready to quit, contact your medical plan provider (Anthem Blue Cross or Kaiser) to find out about the smoking cessation resources available to you, such as counseling and nicotine replacement therapy. Additional smoking cessation resources include:

    CONCERN EAP counselingUSF's Smoke and Tobacco Free Policy
    CONCERN EAP article database (search "smoking")Telephone Support
    How To Quit (video seminars)Fontana Tobacco Treatment Center (SF)
    CDC Video ResourcesCVS Pharmacy's cessation program
    Timeline for Quitting VideoPDF iconSmoking Cessation Resources in SF

    Go Learn Seminar Resources

    Each month, GoUSF hosts a Go Learn Seminar where you bring your lunch to a previously disclosed meeting location and learn about an important health topic. When there are handout materials available, they will be posted on the News Archive and Resources web page.