Health and Wellbeing

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


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. 

Ergonomics

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.

Fitness

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 the healthiest people can catch the flu. 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.

Parenting

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