Institution Health Programs
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution provides some health insurance to students in the MIT/WHOI Joint Program and to postdoctoral investigators and scholars. Graduate students and postdocs will be briefed on their healthcare options during orientation. Other students, such as Summer Student Fellows and guest students are expected to have their own insurance.
Wellness Program and Weight Watchers at Work
Periodically WHOI's Human Resources department will organize the wellness fair where staff and students can have their vitals check and learn more about what they can do to stay healthy. Also, WHOI will sponsor a Weight Watchers at Work program based on demand. You can find out more about these programs during orientation.
Employee and Student Assistance Program (EASP)
The ESAP can provide you and your family members with help in
obtaining confidential, professional assistance for a variety of
personal problems (e.g., family and marital discord, financial and
legal issues, or alcohol and drug abuse). This service is provided by
ROI Associates, as part of the Gosnold Outpatient Counseling Center,
phone numbers (508) 548-7119 or (800) 649-8115. The ESAP counselor will
conduct an assessment to determine the proper course of treatment. If
appropriate, treatment at the Counseling Center is available for up to
eight visits at no charge to the individual. Depending upon the
diagnosis and insurance coverage, the ESAP can continue treatment
beyond the initial eight visits or refer the individual or family
member to other qualified practitioners and community agencies. ESAP
services are fully paid for by WHOI and all interactions with the
Counseling Center are completely confidential.
If ROI Associates refers you to a health care professional, your expenses may be covered by group medical insurance. You are responsible for expenses if you are referred to a non-health professional (e.g., legal or family counseling).
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