Health & Wellness Resources

Wellness is a hallmark of our UW culture. Our people are our greatest asset, and we care about the health of our trainees and UW employees. Learn about the wellness resources available at UW and within the Seattle community.

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Wellness Services

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The UW Graduate Medical Education Office offers FREE and CONFIDENTIAL counseling services for trainees & their partners, and referrals for FREE visits with a community psychiatrist and a learning specialist. They can help with managing stress, to gain perspective, work through emotional distress, and to better care for overall health and wellness.

  • Individual Counseling
  • Couples Counseling (includes partners)
  • Debrief after adverse event
  • Support groups
  • No limit on the number of visits. 
  • No billing or any medical record.

GME Wellness Counseling

Wellness Services for UW Employees

UW employee support resources: Help for UW Medicine employees and their household members who live in Washington State navigate a variety of mental health resources.

UW peer support: Talk to a trained peer (confidential) about some of the stresses you experience being an intern,

UW Medicine Employee Mental Health Support Program Intake Survey:

Safe Campus Crisis Service for UW: 206 685 7233

Physician support line: (Free confidential phone support provided by trained psychiatrists) 8 am to 1 am EST: (888) 409-0141

CareLink: 5 free counseling sessions to UW employees: (866) 598-3978

WPHP - Washington Physicians Health Program: Consultation and ongoing services: 206 583 0127

Additional Resources

BIPOC therapist search engine:

The National Alliance on Mental Illness - NAMI: BIPOC mental health resources,

Seattle Central BIPOC resources:

Crisis Line: (anytime you feel you need to talk to someone) available 24/7 with trained phone workers: (206) 461-3222


TendHealth: Mental Health care for healthcare professionals,

Time Off and Leaves

Academic Human Resources processes leaves without paysabbatical leaves, and other personal leaves for academic personnel at the University of Washington.

University of Washington Human Resources (“UWHR”) administers medical, parental, military, and domestic violence leaves of absence. Faculty sick leave is also administered by UWHR. 


The UW provides private, secure, and clean lactation spaces to support nursing employees in buildings across campus, at the medical centers, and other UW offices.

The Dept. of Medicine has small coolers and ice packs for faculty, staff and trainees to borrow when in need of portable breast milk storage. Learn more