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

COVID-19 Wellness Support

UCSF's Department of Psychiatry has developed resources to support your mental health during the COVID-19 outbreak

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.

Emotional Health Support

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP): All postdocs are eligible to use the services offered by this program. FSAP is staffed by licensed professionals who provide confidential, short-term counseling and referrals. Services are free! Your insurance plan also includes mental health coverage. 


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.


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. 

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

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.


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


Date: October 24, 2023
Time: 3:30 - 5 p.m., Pacific Time