Wellbeing Resources

The safety and wellbeing of our campus community is the priority of Wake Forest University. Continuing to work toward university and departmental goals while navigating a balance between work and home life can be challenging. Faculty and staff are encouraged to use the various physical and mental wellbeing resources provided by the University whenever needed.

Faculty & Staff Clinic

The Faculty and Staff Clinic, operated by Wake Forest Baptist Health, is available to support you. If you are feeling ill or have questions about COVID-19, you may contact a nurse at the clinic before visiting your doctor or an urgent care.

The clinic nurse is available to:

  • Help determine if you should go to work, based on your symptoms
  • Help connect you to care when needed
  • Answer your COVID-19 questions
  • Help you if you aren’t feeling well while at work

Important: If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, contact the Faculty and Staff Clinic for screening and inform your manager. The clinic only offers phone consultations on Saturdays and Sundays and is not available for COVID-19 testing on weekends. Monday testing is available for colleagues unable to secure a weekend testing appointment at their primary care office or local pharmacy, if recommended by the clinic. 

The faculty and staff clinic is only available to those employed by Wake Forest University. Contact your primary care physician for any non-COVID related symptoms or illnesses. 

Contact the Clinic

Monday – Friday by appointment and phone
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

Saturday & Sunday by phone only
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  

(743) 223-4217
2430A Reynolda Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Sick and Care Leave

The COVID-19 Sick and Care Leave Policy, has been reinstated and retroactively extended through October 31, 2021. This policy provides short-term paid leave to faculty and staff who are unable to work on-campus or remotely due to an employee or their immediate family member being in quarantine or isolation.

If your child or family member is diagnosed with COVID-19 and you do not have other caregiver support, please respond as you would treat any situation in which someone is ill and you need to provide care. Let your manager or department chair know, coordinate potential coverage with colleague, and submit a request to utilize the Sick and Care Leave policy if you are unable to work remotely.

COVID-19 Emergency Fund

An extension of the Chaplain’s Emergency Fund has been established to support faculty and staff who need immediate, temporary financial support due to COVID-19. The Wake Forest University Faculty/Staff COVID-19 Emergency Fund will provide assistance for expenses directly related to the COVID-19 disaster.

Learn more at chaplain.wfu.edu

Behavior health benefits

Behavioral health benefits

WFU medical plan participants are automatically enrolled in the behavioral health plan through Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance and can receive in-network outpatient services for a $25 co-pay.


Chaplain's Emergency Fund

Chaplain’s Emergency Fund

Created to help faculty, staff and students in times of financial hardship, this fund provides financial assistance for utilities, rent, mortgages, food, medical expenses and more.


Employee Assistance Program

Employee assistance program

This confidential and free service provides employees and their immediate family members with assessment, referral and follow-up services for a variety of emotional and mental health concerns. 


Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care

The Office of the Chaplain and the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (WFBMC) First-Responder Chaplains are available to provide trauma-sensitive debriefing and spiritual care to those impacted by any emergency, crisis, trauma or stressor 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at no cost. 


Telehealth Benefit

Telehealth benefit

WFU medical plan participants, including dependents, have access to telehealth options through MDLive, providing safe and contactless access to quality healthcare providers.


Thrive Remotely

Thrive Remotely

View this curated hub of resources, which spans a variety of wellbeing topics to help our community navigating remote work and school.


Wellbeing Coaching

Wellbeing Coaching

Work one-on-one with a certified health coach to identify lifestyle challenges and learn strategies and practical skills to reach your health and wellbeing goals. 


Working Parents & Caregivers

Working Parents and Caregivers

Join Wake Forest community members of all genders who are navigating the waters of caring for others during a pandemic. Share challenges, find resources and give or get encouragement from others in the same boat.