Well-being Support

Healthy Duke

Stay Fit

Wellbeats: Complete workouts, practice yoga or take a mindfulness break with Wellbeats, an on-demand fitness provider. Workouts range from two to 30 minutes and are accessible online. Sign up to start your Wellbeats subscription for $5 per month. Enroll now.

Duke Run/Walk Club: In-person sessions are postponed; however, you can participate through a remote program.

Take Ten “Energize Your Workday:” Increase your flexibility, improve cardiovascular health and increase strength with the Take Ten “Energize Your Workday” Program. The self-paced incentive program encourages Duke staff and faculty to participate in physical activity twice a day for 10 minutes at a time. Start today.

Take the Stairs: Step right up to Take the Stairs, a stair-stepping program that can help you increase your physical activity and meet your health goals. Sign up here.

Duke Recreation & Physical Education: While Duke Rec may not be able to provide physical spaces for recreation at this time, they are still encouraging and supporting the community through virtual resources and activities.

Emotional Health

Personal Assistance Service

Duke Personal Assistance Service (PAS) provides short-term, confidential counseling at no charge for Duke employees and immediate family members for a variety of behavioral health concerns. The service provides up to eight sessions per concern with PAS counselors or referrals to more-specialized mental health professionals or services.

Call PAS at 919-416-1727 to make an online or telephonic appointment.

Behavioral Health Urgent Access

The Duke Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences has same-day appointments available (in-person and telephone-based) for faculty, staff, Graduate Medical Education (GME) trainees, and their families (including children) who are seeking support related to stress management, coping resources, and behavioral health concerns. In-person appointments are available between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Extended hours are available for telehealth services.

A team of social workers, psychologists, advanced practice providers, and psychiatrists is available Monday through Friday at two outpatient clinic sites in Durham:

Civitan Building
2213 Elba St
Durham, NC

Exchange on Erwin
2608 Erwin Rd
Durham, NC

Services may be accessed by contacting the behavioral health referral coordination team of social workers at 919-681-1631.  

COVID-19 Emotional Support & Well-Being Line

This free service is staffed by a team of doctoral psychology interns, social workers, psychiatry residents, and psychologists. It is available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, except for university holidays. Callers can have a supportive conversation, get connected with resources at Duke and beyond, and/or schedule a therapy appointment with a clinician. The content of the calls is confidential, and there is no documentation in a caller’s medical record. In the event that a caller reports an acute safety concern, the team member will need to share information to connect the caller with support to ensure safety. Please call 919-681-1631.

For 24-hour crisis services, contact:


General resources for how to manage stress are here.

Take a free managing stress seminar here.

Healthy Shopping and Eating

Duke dietitians answer food-related questions and offer guidance with the “Food Matters” webinar every Wednesday at 2 p.m. Each week focuses on a different topic. Sign up here.

Health Assessments

Get a personalized wellness summary.  Head to the Healthy Duke website and click on “My Health wellness portal.” Continue to the health assessment for a survey that will provide a wellness summary.

Consultation Services (telephone)

Duke’s employee wellness program offers nutrition, fitness and tobacco consultation services. Click here to enroll.

Healthy Coaching Services (telephone)

Health coaches can help individuals improve sleep, nutrition, blood sugar and exercise habits, lose weight, manage stress and lower cholesterol and blood pressure.

Sign up for health coaching here.

Wellness Bingo

For every five bingo activities performed by the end of a month, your name is entered into a drawning. LIVE FOR LIFE, Duke’s employee wellness program, will release a new bingo board each month.

Play here.

Miscellaneous Webinars

LIVE FOR LIFE is partnering with HealthFitness, a wellness and fitness provider, to stream 15-minute webinars on different topics related to health. See the full schedule here.

Join the LIVE FOR LIFE employee wellness program mailing list here.