What's here for you?
At MedStar Health, we prioritize the wellbeing of our remarkable providers and associates. The goal of this page is to ensure you have the resources needed to thrive. The MedStar Health Center for Wellbeing team organized this page into five main sections to serve you:
Wellbeing resources: Explore opportunities with peers for you, at work, and at home—and a wellbeing advocate award program
Provider services: Leverage unique offerings, development, education, and a wellness champions network
About us: Learn about the MedStar Health Center for Wellbeing that drives this resource hub
Contact us: Review key contacts shared here, at-a-glance
For resources focused on COVID-19, visit the MedStar Health COVID-19 information page.
Disclaimer: This website is provided for informational purposes only. It does not constitute clinical advice. If you are having an emergency and require immediate assistance, please call 911 or go to your nearest hospital emergency room.
What's new with wellbeing?
Free Coaching Services
Build your skills and access support with coaching.
Access digital wellbeing resources with Sharecare
Track daily health habits, participate in challenges, and take action.
Stream the Scrub In podcast
Tune into MedStar Health's wellbeing-related podcast.
Do you want to recognize a colleague who advances associates' wellbeing throughout the system?
Our team has established the MedStar Health Wellbeing Advocate Award to recognize those who support associate wellbeing and efforts to develop associates’ wellness throughout the system. Click each hyperlink below to learn more about the Wellbeing Advocate Award:
Child and Adult Care Services
Child and Adult Care Services—Care@Work Program
MedStar Health is providing heavily subsidized child and adult care services for associates and physicians, allowing you to remain active in your role. We have contracted with the Care@Work program to make available unlimited referrals for child and adult care providers through Care.com For urgent care needs, the program provides subsidized, vetted in-home care for children and adults, and child care services at participating centers across the region. This benefit is now covered by MedStar Health and available for 10 days of subsidized coverage with a copay of $8/hour for in-home care or $15/day per child at participating child care centers. Enroll at MedStar.Care.com using your MedStar Health email address to validate your employment. Enrolling with a MedStar Health email address also provides acess to Premium membership perks, including searching the Care.com database for one-time or recurring babysitters, pet sitters, tutors, and more.
Virtual School Care Needs
The Care.com Backup Care benefit may be used to find vetted and subsidized tutors, learning pod teachers, nanny shares, or babysitters to support your children while you work during these unprecedented times. Visit MedStar.Care.com for a school-related resource guide.
External Child Care Resources
The following free resources are meant to serve as a guide and are not explicitly endorsed by MedStar Health:
Financial Wellness Resources
Managing finances can be stressful, especially in times like this. Through MedStar’s retirement vendor, Empower, review the following financial wellness resources for support.
- Access your personal Empower account, complete retirement plan enrollment, manage your elections, and more on the myHR Retirement Savings Plans page.
- Connect with a dedicated retirement counselor serving your area for a personalized review of your retirement strategy.
- For additional retirement plan support, contact 833-738-6787 (833-RET-MSTR).
COVID-19 Tips and Guides
MedStar eVisitOur telehealth platform, MedStar eVisit, provides quick, convenient access to trusted medical providers, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week from any mobile device or computer. MedStar eVisit may be used for the diagnosis and treatment of common illnesses like common cold, flu, sinus infections, pink eye, and more. In addition, MedStar eVisit providers are now prepared to screen for cases of COVID-19. To sign up or log in, download the free iOS or Android mobile app OR visit medstarhealth.org/MedStar-Health-eVisit.
MedStar Graduate Medical Education
Founded in 2018, the Wellness Champions program is a system-wide initiative to support and develop local wellness experts throughout MedStar Health. Every GME program as well as any interested department/team is encouraged to identify and provide time for a volunteer to join our multidisciplinary group of wellness champions. Wellness champions participate in regular meetings to receive the latest information about wellness research and best practices, exchange ideas, collect and understand wellness data, and work together to address challenges in implementing wellness strategies. We will continue work to develop resources and infrastructure for local wellness projects.
If you would like to learn more or are considering becoming a Wellness Champion, please contact Heather Hartman-Hall, PhD.
This web resource is fueled by the leaders who now drive the MedStar Health Center for Wellbeing. The Center further develops and promotes our innovative and supportive wellbeing culture that prioritizes optimal health, professional fulfillment, and quality of life to help MedStar Health serve as a best place to work in health care.
The following is key contact information shared throughout this page, at-a-glance:
Center for Wellbeing Services
Mental Health Support
Expedited mental health access:
Providers and Associates
Expanded mental health support:
Associates and Household members
Please use online request form.