Wellness

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 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.

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.

Ergonomics

Please contact HRM for a workspace assessment, or if there are questions about proper work station adjustment, posture, or physical concerns at hrdept@ku.edu or 785-864-4946. Workstation assessments can be completed by an HRM employee in person, or via zoom.

The goal of a workstation assessment is to make adjustments to your current workspace to allow for an ergonomic set up. If items are recommended, or if your wish to add or change furniture/equipment in your workspace, please work with your supervisor and departmental leadership for approval. Once approval is received, ensure your work with the Procurement Office so your purchase follows KU's procurement processes. 

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 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 ,or AARP Symptoms Search .

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