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Health and Wellness (including Well Time Policy)

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First Published  :Mon Dec 01 21:16:12 GMT 2014
Last Modified  :Mon Feb 03 21:07:06 GMT 2020
Last Published  :Mon Feb 03 21:07:06 GMT 2020
Summary :  Reference for benefits eligible employees who have inquiries about the wellness program, Jumbo Health Center, or Well Time at Tufts University. Audience: All current employees and spouses/domestic partners


Primary Information

    Access Tufts Benefits Information for Health and Wellness 
    Well Time:
    Tufts University allows staff to convert up to eight (8) hours annually of their accrued sick time to well time in order to participate in wellness-related activities. For the purposes of this policy, a wellness-related activity is defined as a Health History Risk Assessment, Comprehensive Health Review, creating a plan with a Health Coach and/or participating in a Healthy Tufts sponsored wellness activity (i.e. lunch and learn, walking program), etc.
    Well time hours are pro-rated for part-time employees and the use of well time should not result in overtime for hourly non-exempt staff or salaried non-exempt staff. Bonus days earned by hourly non-exempt staff for perfect or very good attendance will not be impacted by the use of well time. Well time will not cover instances of illness and/or injury. For those visits, sick time, not well time, will be used for urgent care or sick visits
    For more information, please see the Tufts HR website and our Well Time list of Frequently Asked Questions.

    Healthy Tufts programs are those programs sponsored by Tufts HR and can be found on the Human Resources Wellness Events page on AccessTufts (updated each semester) - https://access.tufts.edu/human-resources-wellness-events  .  A complete list of wellness programs can be found on the Tufts Learning Center website – HR Wellness Catalog or search courses by “wellness” or “financial” tags.

    Jumbo Health Center and Health Coaching

    All current employees of the four Tufts campuses, as well as their spouses/domestic partners, can visit.
    To schedule Health Coaching services, call the Jumbo Health Center at 617-627-0467.

    Commonly Prescribed Medications
    Save money and a trip to the pharmacy. Depending on the medication prescribed at The Jumbo Health Center, you may be able to get your prescription filled directly from the Jumbo Health Center free of charge during a medical visit appointment.  Medications will not be prescribed over the phone.
    Please note - The Jumbo Health Center is not a pharmacy and will only stock a limited number of medications for acute medical conditions. Some commonly prescribed medications include ones for strep throat, sinusitis and urinary tract infections.  Opioids and pain medications will not be dispensed.
    For more information, call The Jumbo Health Center at 617-627-0467. 

    To schedule an appointment with an EAP counselor, call KGA at 800-648-9557. 

    Jennifer Babineau
    Benefits Program Manager (Wellness & Work/Life)
    KGA - EAP provider beginning 10/22/2018 and ongoing
    Username: tuftsu; password 9557
    Email:  Info@kgreer.com
    (800) 648-9557
    Counselors are available via phone, face to face, or online
    Live chat available 8:30am to 5:00pm EST.

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