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Postdoc Health & Wellness Resources

All postdocs (VU and VUMC) are eligible to access these services with the exception of visiting postdocs.

Graduate Life Coach

Vanderbilt’s Graduate Life Coach is available to support your personal and academic success through programs and initiatives focusing on time management, stress management, the work/life balance, navigating academic relationships, and resilience. Visit the Graduate Life Coach website for more information and to schedule an appointment.


Work/Life Connections-EAP

The Postdoc Wellness Program of Work/Life Connections-EAP promotes psychological resilience and supports personal and professional well-being. The program strives to empower all postdocs as they develop their strengths, refine their skills, and establish their professional identities. Services include counseling by appointment, on-call crisis counseling, and performance coaching.

How do I schedule an appointment with the EAP
To schedule a confidential appointment with the EAP, call 615-936-1327, Monday through Friday, 8AM to 5PM. In the event of an emergency or crisis, an EAP counselor on call is available by calling 615-936-1327 during business hours. On holidays, weekends, and after-hours an answering service will answer the phone and an EAP provider will call you back directly.

Where is the EAP located?
Work/Life Connections-EAP
1211 21st Ave South
Medical Arts Building, Suite 010
Nashville, TN 37212

Who is eligible?
Postdoc wellness resources are open to the following postdocs:

  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Research (VU)
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Trainee (VU)
  • Research Fellow (VUMC)
  • Research Fellow Trainee (VUMC)


Occupational Health

Occupational Health is available to support your physical health needs. Faculty/Staff Express Care offers walk-in services for minor infections such as colds, sinus infections, sore throat, bronchitis, and ear infections. You may also obtain a consultation from the main Occupational Health Clinic in Suite 640, Medical Arts.


 Health Plus

Health Plus is a national and state award winning program that offers a wide array of services and programs designed to identify and reduce health risks and to meet the needs of Vanderbilt’s diverse population.


Additional Health & Wellness Resources