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Employee Well-being

Saint Louis University Human Resources offers wellness programs available to faculty and staff encompassing physical, financial, spiritual, intellectual and emotional/social well-being.

October is "University Wellness, Be Well"

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Upcoming Wellness Events
SLU's Employee Well-Being Program sponsors various wellness-related events throughout the year. These events focus on physical, social/emotional, intellectual, financial and spiritual wellness.

Health Fair Dates
Tuesday, October 4 at 11 a.m. - Allied Health Building, Multipurpose Room

On-Site Flu Shot Clinics

Clinics are scheduled for numerous dates and locations, listed below. You can sign up for appointments here. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Friday, September 30, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., LRC Room 110 and 111
Wednesday, October 5, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., School of Nursing Room 340
Tuesday, October 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Law School 12th Floor Pavilion
Tuesday, October 18, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Busch Student Center Room 172
Tuesday, October 18, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Cook Hall Shanahan Atrium
Thursday, October 20, 12 p.m.-8 p.m., Simon Rec Center

Physical Wellbeing

Overall Health and Well-Being of the Body

Physical wellness involves making choices to fulfill our bodies in a meaningful way. It balances all aspects of the physical self, including sleep, movement, nutrition, hygiene, relaxation, and getting the care you need when you are ill or injured. Common recommendations to assist in physical well-being include: 

  • Be physically active
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Get recommended health screenings and immunizations
  • Get enough sleep
  • Limit alcohol
  • Stop tobacco use

Medical Premium Discount

All full-time employees enrolled in a United Healthcare medical plan are eligible to earn the medical premium discount. Saint Louis University partners with Quest Diagnostics to complete the biometric screening requirement. If you need further assistance, contact the Quest Service Center at 855-623-9355.

Please visit the Quest Diagnostics website if you wish to complete your biometric screening.  The Quest Diagnostics website will be accessible Monday, September 12th to reserve your on-site biometric screening.

Fall 2022 On-Site Biometric Screening Dates

  • October 13: 7:30-11 a.m., Salus Center-Room 1501 
  • October 17: 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Busch Student Center-Room 170
  • October 24: 7:30-11 a.m., Allied Health-Room 1036
  • October 25: 7:30-11 a.m., Salus Center-Room 1502
  • October 26: 7:30-11 a.m., Allied Health-Room 1036
  • November 1: 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Busch Student Center Room 300
  • November 3: 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.,  Busch Student Center Room 352/353
  • November 9: 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Allied Health -Multipurpose Room
  • November 10: 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Allied Health-Multipurpose Room
  • November 14: 7-10:30 a.m., Simon Rec-Multipurpose Room
  • November 15: 7-10:30 a.m., Simon Rec-Multipurpose Room
  • November 16: 7-10:30 a.m., Simon Rec-Multipurpose Room
  • November 17: 7-10:30 a.m., Simon Rec-Multipurpose Room
  • November 29: 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Busch Student Center-Room 300
  • November 30: 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Busch Student Center-Room 300

Quest FAQ (PDF)

Cooking Demonstrations

Join the graduate students from the Department of Food and Nutrition in a lunchtime cooking demonstration.  Each month will focus on different recipes highlighting seasonal produce.  Learn how to cook healthy, quick, budget-friendly meals.  All classes will start at 12 p.m. No registration is required.

  • Monday, October 24: "Cooking for Mental Health" in Busch Student Center Room 300 or on Zoom
  • Monday, November 28: "Healthy Holiday Foods" in Busch Student Center Room 300
  • Monday, January 23: "Eating Well in the Winter"  in Busch Student Center Room 300
  • Monday, February 27:  "Heart Healthy Cooking" in Allied Health Multipurpose Room
  • Monday, March 27: "National Nutrition Month"  in Allied Health Multipurpose Room
  • Monday, April 24:  "Spring Cuisine"  in Busch Student Center Room 300

Smoking Cessation Resources

Are you ready to quit smoking? Freedom From Smoking Plus is a no-cost program offered through the American Lung Association in partnership with CVS Pharmacy. This program is one of the most effective, interactive quit smoking programs that allows you to create a unique plan on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Assess Freedom From Smoking Plus at no cost by visiting www.lung.org/ffs/asthma.

Financial Well-being

Plan for Your Financial Well-being

Financial wellness includes attentively managing your funds and resources. Well-managed finances can reduce stress and worry by offering a better sense of stability and security. This can include goals to:

  • Manage day-to-day finances
  • Set and achieve goals
  • Protect against risk

Financial Planning

Resources are available as you choose the retirement plan that's best for you. 

  • TIAA hosts monthly webinars. To register, please visit the TIAA Webinar site.
  • TIAA Financial Consultants: For more information on one-on-one counseling sessions, please contact TIAA to schedule.

Spiritual Well-being

Connecting to Something Greater Than Yourself

Spiritual wellness is focused on a connection to something greater than yourself. It can provide you with a set of values, morals and beliefs to help guide your actions, forming habits that give you a sense of purpose and meaning. Steps to help with spiritual well-being include: 

  • Check in with your spiritual wellness
  • Reflect in on your actions
  • Cultivate peace
  • Show compassion
  • Practice tolerance

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Pack Food Boxes with Operation Food Search on November 2 and November 4. More information on this opportunity will be available soon.

Intellectual Well-being

Stimulate Curiosity and Tap into Creativity for Mental Growth

Intellectual wellness involves tapping into the creativity and mental growth that we developed as young students with a focus on topics that interest us now. This helps to stimulate our curiosity and encourages us to be open to new things and experiences. To encourage your intellectual well-being: 

  • Engage in activities that stimulate your mind
  • Develop good time management
  • Find ways to be creative

University Book Club

University Book Club is part of the Employee Well-Being Program and is meant to create social opportunities as well as build intellectual growth. Different books will be chosen each month and highlight other book clubs across the SLU Community.

Fall 2022 Mission and Identity Book Club

Join us as we read "With God in Russia," a memoir by American-born Jesuit Walter Ciszek, S.J., who spent 23 years in the Soviet Union, including 15 years of imprisonment during the height of the Cold War. His story is a powerful and inspiring witness to patience, endurance and the faith that sustained him.

The opening session will be October 6 at noon by Zoom. We will be joined by David Borgmeyer, Ph.D., a scholar in Russian Studies. Dr. Borgmeyer will set the scene for us on how Russia became the Soviet Union and what led up to the Cold War.

The closing luncheon will be held at noon on November 17 in the Sinquefield State Room on the fourth floor of DuBourg Hall. Dr. Borgmeyer will share his experience of living in Russia and some of his insights into the book, followed by a time for questions. 

To register and receive your book, complete the registration form at https://bit.ly/3pgUA5H

Emotional/Social Well-being

Develop Healthy Habits to Lower Stress and Improve Work-life Balance

Emotional/social wellness is the process of recognizing, understanding and accepting your emotions. It involves being able to manage life's challenges, building nurturing and supportive relationships and fostering genuine connections with those around you. Some tips to encourage emotional/social wellness include: 

  • Use mindfulness and other healthy ways to lower stress
  • Develop a healthy work-life balance
  • Participate in social events that create community

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The Saint Louis University Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a feature of the employee health package that provides access to professional counseling on a confidential basis. In addition, EAP services include training for supervisors on how to refer employees, if the need should arise.

Confidential professional counseling is provided through ComPsych at no personal cost for staff and their families who are coping with a personal or family crisis.

Call 800-859-9319 to make an appointment or visit www.guidanceresources.com for more information. To register online, please use the Company ID "slueap"  and create your own user name and password.

Mindfulness Classes

Tuesdays and Wednesdays at noonVirtual classes on Zoom.

Meeting ID: 962 6979 8657  Password: Mindful!

Weekly mindfulness sessions are intended to help faculty and staff develop ways of finding joy and maintaining balance in the midst of the “ups and downs” of life. The program consists of 30-minute weekly sessions hosted at noon.

The first five minutes are for settling in and centering; the next 15 minutes is a talk about an informal mindfulness topic such as “Dealing with Troublesome Emotions” or “Creating a Pause Between a Triggering Event and our Response to that Event.” The final 10 minutes is a mostly silent meditation. 

The Mindfulness Program is led by Professor of Practice David Lander. Professor Lander has been connected with the school for many years. He helped start the Legal Clinics program, taught full-time for two years and has served as an adjunct 20 times, teaching such courses as bankruptcy law, commercial law, consumer law and secured transactions. He has had a personal meditation practice for 15 years and has taken courses in mindfulness teaching from MindfulSchools.org. In July 2015, he retired from a successful business bankruptcy private practice of law.

For more information, contact Professor Lander at david.lander@slu.edu or 314-750-7773.

Mental Health First Aid 

Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training course that teaches participants about mental health and substance-use challenges. Each training requires two hours of online pre-work before the in-person or Zoom training. Participants will be set up in MHFA Connect well before the day of training.

  • Friday, September 30 (in person ) 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 16 (in person) 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Mental Health First Aid Registration

For more information please contact Tori Harwood.

Live Well 

Live Well is a speaker series addressing physical, mental, social, spiritual, intellectual, environmental, and financial well-being for SLU employees. Speakers include SLUCare physicians, faculty, staff and outside partners who volunteer to share their expertise. 

SLU is partnering with our EAP vendor, ComPsych, as well as other local health providers to offer different virtual wellness classes during the lunch hour on the following dates. All classes will start at 12 p.m.

Social Activities

More information to come.

Wellness Portal

SLU's Employee Well-Being Program sponsors various wellness-related events throughout the year. These events focus on physical, social/emotional, intellectual, financial and spiritual wellness.