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Wellness Services (Staff & Faculty)


UC Santa Barbara employees receive benefits that include all kinds of wellness programs! Take advantage of these resources by learning more about what is offered and how to best utilize these services. There are wellness programs both on campus and through your health care plans, so you can choose how you would like to get involved. Make wellness a priority by participating in fun activities, practicing mindfulness, or taking staff/faculty classes at the Recreation Center. Explore your options, and take advantage of your Health & Wellness programs!

UC Living Well

UC Living Well, the university’s wellness program, provides activities and resources to help faculty, staff and retirees reach their wellness goals. Find more information about campus wellness activities and nutrition education on their website.


UCSB's Rec Cen has a  program designed specially for needs of campus employees, and the classes are subsidized by UC Office of the President. These classes are for UCSB employees only - check them out for a way to stay active!


Mindful UCSB is the outgrowth of Gaucho University, a professional development program for staff offered by the Department of Human Resources at UC Santa Barbara. This program was designed to promote the health and wellness of staff and faculty on campus.


Medical insurance includes numerous health and wellness resources such as stress management info, health guidelines, smoking cessation tips, and even a 24/7 NurseLine! Check out the various wellness programs that these health plans offer.


Delta Dental offers a wellness program that includes tips for healthy teeth, interactive quizzes, informative videos on dental hygiene, and much more! Check out their website to learn more information about oral health or to subscribe to their Wellness E-Magazine.


The Vision Service Plan (VSP) website offers information on how to protect your eyes and keep your vision sharp. Learn more about anatomy of the eye or how to prevent certain eye diseases on their website! Sign up for the VSP e-newsletter to get the latest in eye health, eyewear, and exclusive savings.


For more detailed information on employee services offered by the university, check out the HR website