Your wellbeing is our top priority and our goal is to ensure that you have the resources you need to succeed and thrive at MedStar Health. As a result, a compiled list of resources has been assembled to support the wellbeing of our providers and associates during and beyond COVID-19. Below you will find categorized resources and helpful links.
Your MedStar Health Wellbeing team is here to support you and your professional and personal needs. We recognize that a healthy, supported organization translates to greater productivity and a happier, more engaged workforce.
Stress First Aid Model
- An introduction to Stress First Aid
- How to apply Stress First Aid
- Pocket card
- Upcoming training opportunities
- National Center for PTSD Stress First Aid for Healthcare Workers
MedStar Employee Assistance Program
Wellbeing Resources During COVID-19
MedStar Health COVID-19 Information Pages
Wellness with Peers
- Real time attention using a nonjudgmental presence, focusing on listening and understanding
- Informal debriefings, exploring the meaning of events and offering resiliency-building techniques
- Information about additional services through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) or crisis intervention services for larger scale stress reduction
Points of Contact
Wellness for You
- Hospitals: MedStar Washington Hospital Center, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Center, MedStar Harbor Hospital, MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital
- Testing tents: MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital
- Ambulatory locations: MedStar Health Bel Air Medical Campus, MedStar Medical Group at Adams Morgan, MedStar Health at Brandywine, MedStar Shah Medical Group at J. Patrick Jarboe Medical Center
Associates and physicians with positive COVID-19 test results will be contacted by Occupational Health and provided guidance for next steps, which include additional testing and not reporting to work. Negative results will be reported through a text messaging chatbot tool. Results will also be available on the myMedStar Patient Portal. All associates and physicians should continuously self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms and contact the Occupational Health Call Center at 844-354-3705 should any symptoms present.
To set up an appointment, call 202-944-5400 and choose option 2. We will ensure that we get in touch within 1-2 business days. For urgent needs related to mental health access, please contact BHS at 866-765-3277.
- Call and access services: 866-765-3277
- Access the MyBHS Portal: portal.bhsonline.com (Username: MedStar)
- Fill out an Online Request Form for Services. Select "Click Here to Request Services"
- Smiling Mind offers mindfulness programs for adults, parents, healthcare workers and more
- Soothing meditations and sleep meditations from Calm
- 30-minute peer-to-peer counseling through Medical Society of DC
- Peer Support Line
- COVID Coach: a government-developed, free mobile app, designed to provide resources and enhance emotional support during this pandemic. The app is private and secure, no email account or password is required, and user data are not collected. This app is intended for EVERYONE in the community and is available for iOS and Android.
- MedStar Mind Body Medicine Meditation Series (Please note: You must be logged into the MedStar Health Network to access this resource on Starport)
- Virtual wellness opportunities
Wellness at Work
Wellness at Home
Child and Adult Care Services—[email protected] Program
Virtual School Care Needs
External Child Care Resources
- Access your personal Prudential account, complete retirement plan enrollment, manage your elections, and more on the myHR Retirement Savings Plans page. To access your account off the MedStar Health network, please visit myRetirement.MedStarHealth.org
- Review financial education content delivered by Prudential. Once logged into your personal retirement account page, visit My Financial Life for tools, to plan for life events, and to tailor the content on your feed. Outside of your account, browse Prudential’s financial education page for additional financial wellness content.
- Connect with Prudential's dedicated retirement counselor serving your area for a personalized review of your retirement strategy.
- For additional retirement plan support, contact Prudential 833-738-6787 (833-RET-MSTR).
- Please view the Prudential welcome video for a short overview of what's available to you.
- Tips For Physical Distancing, Quarantine, And Isolation During An Infectious Disease Outbreak
- Mitigate the effects of home confinement on children during the COVID-19 outbreak
- Psychology Today: Coping with quarantine
- Emergency Responders: Tips for taking care of yourself
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health America materials
- Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook
Wellbeing Advocate Award
- Wellbeing Advocate Award description
- Wellbeing Advocate Nomination form
- Review award winners:
- Q1: Arlene Sheets
- Awarded for her "commitment and dedication to her colleagues, which proved instrumental in making MedStar Health a place where we are all proud to work. A consistent willingness to go above and beyond to support the wellbeing of associates and making a tremendous and long-lasting impact."
- Q2: Dr. Theresa (Terri) Stone
- "Dr. Stone has been recognized for touching more than 170 colleagues with virtual wellbeing initiatives such as Peaceful Pause Tuesday – a weekly 15-minute mindfulness activity – and bringing wellbeing speakers to her teams, plus years of leadership for both patients and associates in the integrative and culinary medicine fields."
- Q2: Dr. Arnold Raizon
- "Dr. Raizon is recognized for creating numerous wellbeing programs and events for the radiology practice, including Daily, Early Morning, Meditation and Check-In, Gratitude Journalizing, Daily Dose of Wellness emails plus wellness book clubs and chats. He is known for creating group events like guided hikes, virtual cooking and wine tasting classes, and a mindful dinner."
- Q3: Donna Keegan
- "Donna is credited with leading the MedStar Union Memorial Hospital wellness committee for numerous years, prioritizing the health needs of associates through many changes across the system and locally. Donna exudes an energy, collaborative approach, and attention to detail that has ensured the success of her wellness committee and allowed other committees to leverage resources originating at Union Memorial."