Health and Wellness

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a free, confidential service that offers assistance to help you balance your work and personal life. When life happens employees and family members can access services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We’ll offer you guidance and resources for coping more effectively with a variety of personal and work-related challenges.  There is no cost to you.

EAP Services Provided Include:
Three (3) free counseling sessions per issue. Free assistance with childcare resource referral.
30 minutes of free legal advice per issue. Free assistance with eldercare resource referral.
30 minutes of free financial advice per issue. Free simple will (employee only).

To access services now call 713-500-3327 or visit the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) online at When prompted for the user name and password, enter "uhs/uhs."

You can also call to schedule a free, confidential appointment with one of their many skilled professionals.

Physical Health

University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Employee Wellness Program strives to increase the well-being and productivity of all employees, through enhancement of all aspects of health. The program seeks to increase awareness of positive health behaviors, to motivate employees to voluntarily adopt healthier behaviors and to provide opportunities and a supportive environment to foster positive lifestyle changes.


Employees are encouraged to participate in educational seminars, workshops and health fairs to gain a more in depth understanding of the benefits of exercise, nutrition and overall healthy lifestyle behaviors.

  Fitness Release Time

Full-time, benefits eligible employees may be allowed 30 minutes a day, three (3) days a week for exercise activities with supervisor approval.  

To participate the employee must complete the application and receive approval in advance. Additionally the employee must either:

          a) show proof of a membership through UHCL Campus Recreation OR
          b) show proof of a membership at an external facility OR
          c) pay $15 per semester/$45 annually to Campus Recreation.

Receipts must be attached to the application. Please note, participation in Fitness Release Time cannot interfere with the normal operations of the department and may be suspended or eliminated during peak operational times.

Fitness Release Time Application

  Wellness Leave

Employees are eligible to receive eight (8) hours of Wellness Leave that can be earned every 12 months.  This leave may be taken in increments of no less than 30 minutes and must be taken within 12 months of earning the leave. 

To participate employees must submit the health assessment completion certificate which can be printed once the assessment is complete from AND by submitting the Physician’s Certification for Wellness Leave signed by a licensed healthcare provider indicating that a physical examination has been completed.

Health Assessment Instructions
Physician’s Certification for Wellness Leave

Please do not submit any of your personal health/medical information or results from your health assessment; we only need confirmation it was completed.

  Additional Physical Health Resources

An overall healthy lifestyle focuses on many different aspects of health including exercise, nutrition, sleep, social connectedness, and stress management. Here are just a few helpful resources:

UHCL Campus Recreation
UHCL Campus Walking Map
The American Institute of Stress
Nutrition for Everyone
The Importance of Sleep
Wellnicity: Your Guide to Healthier Living in Houston

Mental Health

 Just like your physical health, your mental and emotional health is an essential part of your overall wellness, deserving of your ongoing attention and care. The university is committed to promoting and supporting the health and well-being of its community by offering faculty and staff mental and emotional health resources and fostering a healthy workplace culture.

  Counseling Services

Faculty and staff who may be struggling with such personal issues as anxiety, depression, feeling overwhelmed, family or relationship problems, coping with loss/grief, conflict management, self-esteem, body image and eating disorders can schedule a free, confidential appointment with Counseling Services to discuss concerns and obtain referral information for counseling resources in the community. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 281-283-2580.

  UHCL Psychology Services Clinic

University of Houston–Clear Lake Psychology Services Clinic is a training and research clinic serving the greater Houston-Galveston area. Graduate students trained in evidence based assessment and therapy deliver most of the services under the direct supervision of professionally licensed and/or Ph.D. level supervisors.

The main services offered by the clinic include individual therapy for children, adolescents, and adults; marriage and couples therapy; and family therapy. Services are offered on a sliding-scale. The intake appointment is free and includes an initial assessment. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 281-283-3330.

  Behavioral Health Benefit

Maybe at times you feel overwhelmed or have a personal or workplace issue that consumes your thoughts. Perhaps you, your child or your spouse is struggling with stress, depression or addiction. Your Behavioral Health benefit provides services to support your emotional and psychological well-being.  All services are confidential.  

The HealthSelect of Texas and Consumer Directed HealthSelect medical plans, administered by BlueCrossBlueShield of Texas (BCBS), offer Behavioral Health Benefits.  Call a Personal Health Assistant at (800) 252-8039 (Mon.-Fri. 7 am – 7 pm; Sat. 7 am-3 pm), for more information about your HealthSelect benefits and to find a mental health provider in the network.

The KelseyCare health plan, administered by Community Health Choice, also offers behavioral health benefits.  Call Beacon Health Options 24 hours a day, seven days a week toll-free at (844) 265-7587 for mental health and drug and alcohol abuse treatment services.  You can also search for a provider online with Beacon Health (select your state, health plan: Community Health Choice – Employees Retirement System of TX (ERS), and your language) to conduct a search.

  • Human Resources

    Phone: 281-283-2160
    Fax: 281-283-2158 

    Bayou Building B2537
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 167
    Houston, TX 77058-1002