Health & Wellness

Employee Health

To help keep our staff and faculty safe in the workplace, Employee Health provides pre-employment drug screenings, new employee medical clearances, work-related health services, clinical and research occupational health programs, medical care for work-related injuries or illnesses, medical treatment for bloodborne pathogen and communicable disease exposures, and foreign travel medical examinations.

Location

Primary Care Pavilion, Suite 125
400 Harborside Dr.,
Galveston, TX 77555

Business Hours

Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday: 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Closed Daily: 12 – 1 p.m.

Immunization Requirements for Health Care Workers

As a health care provider in the state of Texas, UTMB must ensure all current and incoming health care workers are immunized against vaccine-preventable diseases. Limiting exposure to and the possible transmission of communicable diseases is vital to our mission and in protecting the health of our patients, students and staff. Click here for details on UTMB’s immunization requirements.

Contact:    emphlthc@utmb.edu     cmcemphl@utmb.edu      (409) 747-9172

Employee Assistance Program

As a UTMB employee, you and your eligible family members have access to free and confidential counseling and referral services through the University of Texas Employee Assistance Program. The UTEAP can assist with personal and/or work-related issues, including: 

  • Alcohol or substance abuse problems
  • Anger and stress management
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Caring for persons with disabilities
  • Child care and elder care issues
  • Coping with grief and loss
  • Couples and relationship issues
  • Dealing with change and major life transitions
  • Legal and financial concerns
  • Workplace stress and conflicts
  • Other health and wellness issues

Experienced UTEAP counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to discuss your concerns and appropriate service options. If a referral is made for specialized or extended services outside of the program, providers and other vendors will be selected based on your needs, geographic location and insurance provider. You also have access to a wide variety of self-service tools and resources through the program’s WorkLife Solutions website. To view hundreds of free webinars, articles, guidebooks and other learning assets, go to https://www.mylifevalues.com/login.aspx and enter utmb as both the user name and password.

Contact:    (844) 872-5986     Complete Online Form

Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite Program

UTMB supports all employees and students who choose to breastfeed and has been designated a mother-friendly worksite by the Texas Department of State Health Services. The university’s mother-friendly worksite program makes it easier for nursing mothers to return to work or school following childbirth by providing access to:

  • Private, sanitary place (other than a bathroom) for expressing milk
  • Nearby access to a clean, safe water source for washing hands and rinsing out breast pump equipment
  • Hygienic storage options to safely store breast milk; please be advised as with any personal food items, the handling/supervision of the expressed milk is the sole responsibility of the individual
  • Hospital-grade multi-user pump that may be used with the individual's own milk collection kit
  • Flexible work schedules that allow time for expressing milk
  • Information about breastfeeding and worksite lactation

Click here for more details on the Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite Program. You may also refer to these FAQs for additional breastfeeding information.

Available Lactation Rooms

Click on the links provided to view the available lactation rooms. These rooms offer a private and sanitary place for nursing mothers to maintain breastfeeding while fulfilling their work or school responsibilities. If you would like to add a room, please contact Human Resources.

Available Lactation Rooms

  • Clear Lake Campus

    Clear Lake Campus Hospital, Room 1.368

  • Galveston Campus

    Administration Building, Room 2.221


    Galveston Campus Emergency Room, Room 2.116D


    Health Education Center, Room 1.214


    Health Education Center, Room 3.212


    Jennie Sealy Hospital, Room 8.930
    To request badge access to this room, please email Aurdria Berringer or Melissa Zogheib. Be sure to include the subject Jennie Sealy Lactation Room Access, your employee number and date of birth. Badge access will be granted for six months with an option to renew.


    John Sealy Annex, Room 5.206
    To request badge access to this room, please email Aurdria Berringer or Melissa Zogheib. Be sure to include the subject John Sealy Lactation Room Access, your employee number and date of birth. Badge access will be granted for six months with an option to renew.


    Rebecca Sealy Building, Room 3.446


    Rebecca Sealy Building, Room 4.248


    Schools of Health Professions and Nursing, Room 1.500B


    Texas Department of Criminal Justice Hospital, Room # to come

  • League City Campus

    League City Campus Hospital – South Tower, Room 3.602
    To request badge access to this room, please email Rashmi Nair.


    League City Campus Hospital – South Tower, Room 4.644

Contact:    paevans@utmb.edu      hrcommun@utmb.edu