BMC Wellness Program
Welcome to the BMC Wellness Program Website where you can explore questions and concerns about yourself and colleagues. The BMC Wellness Program is a resource for all providers, teachers and staff at BMC. Wellness can be supported across many domains: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, relationship, religious, and social. This website provides information on existing programs and opportunities to help cope with work or personal problems and to promote wellness and health. Most resources are available to everyone, but some are specific for employees at BMC or BU, for BMC residents/fellows, or for BU students.
Dr. Meenakshi Kumar has been appointed as the Wellness Director for the BMC/MDS Wellness at Boston Medical Center.
Dr. Kumar is a Family Medicine, Functional and Integrative Medicine and Palliative Care physician and has been on staff as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Family Medicine Department since July 2017. She practices integrated Primary Care (Primary Care, Integrative Health and Functional Medicine) at the South Boston Community Health Center’s newest location in Boston’s Seaport.
Dr. Kumar is passionate about helping others through their personal journeys in life that feed their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health.
Serving as the Wellness Director, Dr Kumar’s charge is to provide the BUMC community with ways to address burn-out, stress and increase job satisfaction that spans both the personal and professional experience. In addition, she wants to tap into the strengths of the BUMC community and identify leaders and partners to create an atmosphere of Wellness throughout the campus and beyond, into employees’ homes and families.
The Wellness Committee partners with the following key programs to help promote wellness:
|Boston Medical Center|
|Title & Link||Description|
|BMC Employee Assistance Program||Free and confidential counseling via toll-free phone line or in person for BMC employess and eligible dependents.
|BMC Integrative medicine||Patients and staff are offered a variety of integrative services at no charge for a modest fee.|
|BMC Chaplain Services||Services offered include: Pastoral counseling, family systems, working with groups as well as in a wide range of traditional, spiritual and religious areas.|
|BMC Human Resources||Non-confidential services for BMC employees (Link is only operational from a BMC or BU computer.|
|Title & Link||Description|
|BU Faculty and Staff Assistance Office||Free and confidential counseling and referral service for faculty, staff and their familie with locations on both Medical and Charles River campuses|
|BU Office of the Ombuds||Confidential, impartial, problem-solving resource which serves faculty, staff and students. Locations are on the Medical and Charles River campuses.|
|BU Human Resources||Human Resources is available, on both the Medical & Charles River campuses, to prospective, current, and retired employees of Boston University.|