Wellness Resources

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Wellness Resources

UC Living Well is partnering with Optum, a health and well-being company serving nearly 60 million people.  Optum provides innovative programs and services, including a personalized wellness portal and Wellness Coaching available online or by phone.  You can even earn rewards for taking simple, healthy steps.  To get started earning a $75 Visa® Rewards pre-paid card, visit the Wellness Website.

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Benefits Discounts

As a member of one of the health plans offered by UC, you can take advantage of a variety of Wellness related discounts.

Smoke Free Workplace

Smoking cessation programs are available through UC San Diego School of Medicine.


Relax before, during, or after your shift with effective deep relaxation techniques seated in a chair, gentle standing stretches, and invigorating easy to follow sweat-free exercises of Qigong (pronounced chee-kung”) evidence-based stress reducing mind body practice. No need to change clothes! No mats or floor work. All are welcome.

Tuesdays 5 pm to 6 pm - La Jolla, MCM2 Conference Room (see map for location)


For questions, please contact medctrbenefits@ucsd.edu or call Fay at 760-519-9988.

For more information visit: http://www.qigongwithfaymcgrew.com/


Pilates integrates methods from many other disciplines and the workouts focus first on developing strength through the core of the body (the back, abdomen and hips). A strong core is fundamental to continue working the rest of the body.

Pilates is great from a functional standpoint because it develops not only strength but also flexibility and coordination. Other benefits from Pilates include improved posture, increased lung capacity and sculpted muscles.

This FREE Class is held every Tuesday at 5PM in A-101 and every Thursday at 5PM in Hillcrest in the Camelot Building.

We also offer a Core Pilates blend class every Wednesday at 4:45PM in Hillcrest in the Camelot Building.

Dress comfortable, bring your mat or towel and have fun! For questions contact medctrbenefits@ucsd.edu

Dream Dinners

Looking for a Healthy Solution to your dinner dilemmas? Dream Dinners has a solution for you. Visit their website to learn more about the Dream Dinner experience at www.dreamdinners.com/tierrasantaca.

New Customer Promo code for 10% off first order of 36 servings or more, available to new guest only is DDNC201110. The other New Customer Promo is for $25 off first order of $199 or more, available to new guest only is DDNC252011.

For more information, please contact:

Owner Lillian Sarangay , Lee Ann d'Artenay

Phone (day) 858-565-0345

Phone (evening) 858-565-0345

Phone (fax) 858-565-0345


Restorative yoga

Restorative yoga is a gentle, therapeutic style of yoga using props for comfort, stability and balance to ease into various yoga poses. The poses, held comfortably for a prolonged period of time, help to unwind, relax and renew the body and mind. Various breathing, relaxation and meditation techniques are also a part of this class. This FREE class is held every Monday at 4:45PM and Tuesday at 5:30PM in Hillcrest in the Camelot Building.

Yoga is also offered in the Bamboo Court at Moores Cancer Center on Wednesdays at 5:30PM.

For questions contact medctrbenefits@ucsd.edu

UC San Diego Weight Management Program

Making the decision to lose weight is hard. Making the permanent lifestyle changes necessary to keep the weight off is even harder.

If you're ready to take control and begin your weight loss journey, contact Elisa Hardes at ehardes@ucsd.edu or call 858-657-7237. As an added bonus, employees will receive a discount (on services)!

Click here for Weight Management Program Contact Information


Experience the dance craze that's taking the fitness industry by storm! Zumba combines Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow dance moves to put the FUN back in your workout. Fast and slow rhythms are combined for an aerobic and toning workout that confers the benefits of interval training.

A Zumba class is held on Fridays at 4:30PM in Hillcrest – Camelot Building. Class is FREE to all employees. No need to register, just show up for some fun and fitness! For questions contact medctrbenefits@ucsd.edu

Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers® at Work:  Employees receive 50 percent off their monthly membership. If you are interested in joining an onsite Weight Watchers at Work program at the East Campus Office Building (ECOB) or the UC San Diego main campus, please email the Benefits Unit at medctrbenefits@ucsd.edu with your name, employee identification number, email address and the meeting location you wish to attend.

Classes are held Wednesdays, 12-1 pm, at the UC San Diego UCtr 201 ASA Conference room or Thursdays, 12-1 pm, at the ECOB 2nd floor conference room. The Hillcrest meetings have been cancelled. Members who choose to attend off-site meetings are still eligible for the discount.

Weight Watchers News

Learn How to sign up for Weight Watchers at Work
Weight Watchers Open House

Date:               Thursday, October 3, 2013

Time:              Noon

Location:        East Campus Office Building – 3rd Floor Conference Room #3-007

Contact:         Ann Boeker wwleader.annieb@gmail.com for info and to RSVP

UC San Diego Health Eating Program

UC San Diego Health System Healthy Eating Program

Looking for your own personal coach to help guide and support your journey toward your weight and health goals? The UC San Diego Healthy Eating Program is based on more than 16 years of research helping more than 3,000 people nationwide adopt diet and activity practices that help to control weight and reduce the risk and progression of diseases like cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.

The program focuses on easily prepared, healthy, inexpensive, and delicious foods that are readily available. Educational materials, recipes, and self-monitoring tools are provided. 

UC San Diego Health System employees receive a $20 discount on services.


Dietary Analysis - Find out if your current diet is meeting your health and nutrient needs. This service includes a report with detailed analysis of nutrients from your diet and from supplements.

Personalized Health Coaching - Our telephone counseling service will help you achieve your health goals, tailored to your schedule, food, and lifestyle preferences.

For more information, visit our website www.healthyeatingucsd.org or call 858-822-6790.


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