wellness benefits

UC Living Well

UC supports faculty, staff and retirees in their pursuit of a healthy lifestyle by building a culture that values health and well-being. UC Living Well, the university’s wellness program, provides activities and resources to help faculty, staff and retirees reach their wellness goals.

In addition to the programs, events and services provide to UCI faculty and staff by the UCI Living Well Program at the Campus and throughout the UC Irvine Health System, UCI faculty and staff also have the the following UC Wellness Benefits:

Wellness Resources through UC Health Plans

There are many paths to wellness, and many resources that can help – through your health plan, your campus and the UC community. Explore everything UC has to offer to help you live well.

UC Behavioral Health Benefits

UC's medical coverage includes behavioral health benefits for mental health services and substance abuse treatment. Learn more about how behavioral health benefits work in UC-sponsored medical plans.

UC Work-Life Benefit: Bright Horizons Care Advantage

Bright Horizons Care Advantage connects you with additional resources for help locating ongoing care and support for your entire family. Learn about your available resources and exclusive discounts.
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UCI Employee Assistance Program: ComPsych Guidance Resources

(EAP) is a free, confidential benefit available to All UCI employees, retirees and their families.
  • Toll Free, 24/7: 1-844-824-3273
    • Clinical Services
    • Personal Assistance Services
    • Work/Family Life Services
    • Financial Services
    • More > (Web ID: UCIEAP3)

UCI Faculty & Staff Mental Health Care and Respondent Services

The Coordinator of Faculty & Staff Mental Health Care and Respondent Services at UCI provides onsite consultative services & support to resolve behavioral health issues, serves as a primary crisis intervention resource to facilitate and coordinate appropriate resources, provides time-limited case management for individual employees, and develops and implements instructional training & materials to assist in the promotion of mental well-being for all UCI and UC Irvine Health faculty & staff.

Support is offered for a wide range of issues, including:
  • work-related stress
  • relationship/couples issues
  • family problems
  • depression, anxiety, and other emotional problems
  • grief and loss
  • alcohol, drug and other addictions
  • consultations and training services for faculty and staff management
  • respondent services

UCI Coordinator of Faculty & Staff Mental Health Care and Respondent Services:
Negar Shekarabi, Psy.D.
949-824-5208 | nshekara@uci.edu
By appointment only. Please call or email first.
If it is a life threatening emergency/crisis please contact police by dialing 9-1-1.
For after hours non-emergencies please contact Guidance Resources EAP directly at 844-824-3273.
Faculty & Staff Mental Health Care
Respondent Services

UCI Health Care Facilitator

The UCI Health Care Facilitator can help campus and medical center employees and retirees obtain full utilization of their benefits and services from UC Health plans. The Health Care Facilitator can assist you with:
  • Health plan or billing issues left unresolved after you have followed standard protocol
  • Understanding your health plan coverage and rights and how Medicare benefits coordinate with UC medical plans
  • Providing referrals to other campus or community resources and one-on-one counseling/problem solving of health care issues
  • More >

UCI Health Care Facilitator:
Kwame White
University of California, Irvine
Human Resources
111 Theory Drive, Suite 200
949-824-9065 | hcf-irvine@uci.edu