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Health & Wellness Promotional Programs

The University of Kansas invests in your wellness by promoting a healthy work environment. The resources below provide information on health programs that can assist you with your individual healthcare needs.

Walk-in Clinic - Watkins Health Services 

Watkins Health Services provides a Faculty/Staff Immediate Care Clinic.  For more information see the Walk-in Clinic website.  

University of Kansas employees are entitled to use many of the services offered at Watkins Health Services. For more information see the Faculty/Staff Services website

Faculty and Staff Wellness

The KU Faculty and Staff Wellness website » provides information about wellness events occurring on campus, walking routes, and other tips for healthy living. 

Employee Health News

The monthly HealthQuest newsletter, from the State Employee Health Plan, provides a variety of information about the health plan, HealthQuest programs for credit toward the premium discount, and other resources for health and wellness.

Stress Management

If you are interested in learning more about managing stress, or require short-term counseling and advice from licensed professionals on how to handle stress, please visit the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) » provided by the State of Kansas.  The EAP is a voluntary, confidential, free, service that provides employees and their immediate family members with professional counseling and referral services.  If you need information on mental health and substance abuse counseling, please refer to the KU Psychological Clinic ».

Arthritis

If you have arthritis, please refer to the Kansas Arthritis Program ».

Campus Wellness Activities

If you are interested in learning more about wellness related activities or use selected services at the Watkins Memorial Health Center on campus, please visit KU Recreation Services » or Faculty and Staff Wellness » and Watkins Health Services ».

Lawrence Area Wellness Activities

If you are interested in getting more involved in community wellness groups around the Lawrence area, or need information about health and wellness classes, please visit WellCommons » or recreation program information provided by the City of Lawrence ».

General Health Information 

To learn more about general health, symptoms, and remedies for common ailments, you can visit WebMD »The Mayo Clinic », AARP Symptoms Search », or iTriage ».


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