Physical well-being is about maintaining a healthy
and thriving lifestyle.
Adopting healthy sleep habits, getting routine medical exams and immunizations, maintaining a balanced diet, and exercising regularly are a few examples of how to live a healthy life. Physical well-being also means avoiding risky behaviors like smoking and drugs. VCU offers a variety of physical well-being resources to help you make good choices and find healthy activities that fit your life and level of mobility.
⬥ Employee Resources ⬥ Student Resources
⬥ VCU Employee Health
(vaccinations and work-related health)
VCU Employee Health Services has a location on the Monroe Park Campus as well as on the MCV Campus which offer services such as no-cost immunizations, including flu and COVID-19 vaccines, as well as clinical guidance and support with work-related and general health concerns, injuries or exposures. Call the Employee Health Hotline at (804) 628-2594 for COVID-19 or any work-related health concerns.
Visit srm.vcu.edu/employee-health/ for more information.
⬥ University Student Health Services
The mission of the University Student Health Services (USHS) is to provide quality outpatient medical care and public health services, including health education programming that empowers students to become full participants in their health care.
Online scheduling is available for COVID vaccine or flu vaccine appointments. Students can access the web portal for appointments and results. For all other appointments, please call the clinic to schedule
⬥⬥ COVID-19 Resources
Health advisories, including information about COVID-19 vaccination, supplies and other public health measures, now have a permanent home at srm.vcu.edu/health-advisories/. Visit this site to stay informed about recommendations for VCU and surrounding communities.
⬥⬥ Recreation and Well-being
VCU Recreation and Well-being (RecWell) advances student success by empowering the VCU community to prioritize well-being, connect with others, and learn through play.
⬥ Employee Fitness Discounts
All fitness memberships include access to our Cary Street Gym facility in addition to our MCV Campus Rec Center. Both facilities have a wide range of free weights, weight machines, cardio machines, basketball courts, and a pool. For area fitness discounts, check out the fitness section under VCU employee discount codes.
⬥⬥ Chair Yoga
Chair Yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. Chair yoga is great when you need a quick stretch but can’t make a full session. Find 10-minute chair yoga videos here.
⬥ Monthly Employee Events
Employee well-being programs offered by the VCU community are available and updated each month. View the Events page for more details on each event and register in Talent@VCU.
⬥⬥ Walking on Campus
Walking briskly has many physical benefits. Outdoor walking routes are available for both the Monroe Park and MCV Campus. Check out the routes here and take a walk at lunch!
RamBikes offers free rentals of commuter cruisers to students, faculty and staff. All that's needed is a VCU ID. Rental includes bicycle, helmet and lights for up to 72 hours at a time. For more information, visit bikes.vcu.edu/
⬥ VCU Employee Benefits
Employees who are eligible for and take advantage of state health benefits coverage may be eligible to participate in programs including maternity care, well-being and lifestyle coaching, mental/emotional counseling and more. Learn more about benefits through VCU at hr.vcu.edu/current-employees/benefits/.
⬥⬥ VCU Health Wellness Library
Newly diagnosed? Need to know how to manage a chronic condition? Want to learn more about wellness and nutrition? VCU Medical Center's Health and Wellness Library can help you find answers to your health questions and provide additional well-being resources. Located on the ground floor of VCU Medical Center's Gateway Building the library is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
⬥⬥ LBGTQIA+ Health Resources
We are beyond thrilled to share that there are two new health care resource guides available from VCU Libraries for the LGBTQIA+ community and providers:
⬥⬥ VCU Massey Cancer Center
Diet and Nutrition
VCU's Massey Cancer Center's registered dietician, Allie Farley, sends out a simple and healthy recipe along with meal planning tips you can use throughout the week. Visit Allie's blog on Diet and Nutrition for recipes and more information about the connection between diet and cancer survivorship.
Click here to sign up and receive these weekly emails!
⬥ Ram Pantry
The mission of Ram Pantry is to ensure food security, human dignity and well-being on campus by providing in-need VCU students with food. To this end, Ram Pantry will collaborate with university and community partners to research and implement innovative approaches to food security and community health. We will do our part to ensure that no student in the VCU community goes hungry and that every student has access to nutritious food.
⬥⬥ VCU Alcohol and Other Drug
VCU has an updated interim Alcohol and Other Drug Policy (AOD) that is intended to provide additional resources to all members of the VCU community related to alcohol and other drug use issues. Review additional AOD information and resources available to VCU students, faculty, and staff.
⬥⬥ Tobacco Cessation
A few of the resources that VCU provides are phone numbers that anyone can call to seek more information about quitting tobacco and nicotine products and starting a track to a happier healthier life. Not only do you have VCU supporting you through this, but the state of Virginia has a few local resources at your disposal as well. View tobacco cessation resources at VCU and within your area.
CommonHealth is administered by the Virginia Department of Human Resource Management to provide health and wellness programs to state employees and their covered family members as well as wage employees and retirees. Programs are presented in a variety of formats to make it easy to participate.
⬥ Weight Watchers
VCU offers on-campus Weight Watchers meetings weekly with special pricing for employees. To see this month's promotion and to get more information on the program, please visit the VCU Weight Watchers page.
⬥ Virtual Health Resources
Faculty and staff who participate in the State Health Benefits Program can access virtual and/or in-person care through their provider. For more information about virtual options, visit www.dhrm.virginia.gov/employeebenefits/health-benefits/online-doctor-visit.
⬥ Condition Care
Anthem subscribers can also access Condition Care to get help managing asthma, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), hypertension, heart failure or coronary disease. Talk to a nurse for help with health questions, anytime, anywhere. Get a health screening by phone at no extra cost with support from other health experts like pharmacists and dieticians. Additional education guides, email newsletters and tools to learn more about your condition are provided. Receive certain medications or supplies at no cost upon meeting certain requirements. Call 1-844-507-8472 to get started.
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