Health and Well-being

Taking care of your physical and mental health should be your top priority, even when you're really busy.

Urgent and Emergency Assistance

Sustained Assistance

Emotional Health Support

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP): All postdocs are eligible to receive free, confidential, short-term counseling, and referrals from licensed professionals. Your insurance plan also includes mental health coverage. The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences also offers excellent Mental Health Resources for Crises.

Disability Services

UCSF strives to create a climate of full inclusion for people with disabilities in the UCSF community. If you have a temporary or permanent disability, please reach out to Disability Management, part of the Human Resource services at UCSF.


UCSF Campus Life Services runs the two campus Fitness & Recreation Centers, located at the Mission Bay and Parnassus campuses. Visit the CLS/Fitness & Recreation website for information on the programs and facilities offered. 


The Campus Ergonomics and Human Factors program assists UCSF employees, including postdocs, with ergonomics by addressing a hierarchy of situations and needs using the most effective and efficient level of intervention.

Managing Interpersonal Difficulties

Are you at odds with your PI and not sure what to do about it? See resources for postdocs having difficulties with faculty mentors.

Health Plan

Even a healthy person can sprain their ankle. Fortunately, the robust Postdoctoral Scholars Benefits Plan provides all UCSF postdocs with medical, dental, and vision insurance. See information about your health benefits


Get an extra hand juggling the responsibilities of being a parent while you are a postdoc. Visit the UCSF MyFamily portal


Additional Support Services

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Discuss Campus-Related Issues with Ombuds The Office of Ombuds serves all members of the UCSF community (faculty, staff, administrators, students, postdoctoral scholars, residents, and fellows) and offers a safe, confidential place to discuss campus-related issues and to explore possibilities for informally addressing concerns.
Report Discrimination or Harassment The Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD) supports the University policy prohibiting discrimination and harassment of any person on the basis of their membership in a protected category. File a complaint.


Receive Support for Interpersonal Violence The Campus Advocacy Resources and Education Office (CARE Advocate)      provides free, confidential support to students, staff, faculty, postdocs, residents, and fellows who have experienced gender misconduct, interpersonal violence, such as sexual assault, dating/intimate partner violence, sexual harassment, or stalking.
Spiritual Care UCSF Spiritual Care Services for staff, teams, and patients

415/353-1941 (Parnassus and Mt. Zion)
415/514-4200 (Mission Bay)

Report Faculty Misconduct Housed within The Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs, The Academic Employee Relations team administers faculty misconduct. Refer to the "Procedure for the Investigation of Faculty Misconduct and the Administration of Discipline" for more information. Faculty misconduct may also be reported to the UC Whistleblower hotline and/or the Vice Provost of Academic Affairs.

Email the Vice Provost

File a Whistleblower report


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