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About Well-U


Well-U is an award-winning health and wellness department at the University of Rochester. Our mission is to improve the health and wellness of University employees by promoting a work environment that encourages healthy behaviors.

In today's busy world, the worksite is a convenient place to engage in programs that promote positive health behaviors. Well-U provides the tools, resources, and education necessary to support healthful living, both at home and at work.

Well-U works in collaboration with representatives from Behavioral Health Partners, Employee Assistance Program, Healthy Living Center, School of Nursing Center for Employee Wellness, University Health Services, University Parking & Transportation, the UR Tech Store, URMC's Department of Food & Nutrition Services and University fitness centers.

Facts about Well-U

  • Well-U offers programs and services for all University employees, including faculty and staff at the Eastman School of Music, Memorial Art Gallery, on River Campus and at the Medical Center, as well as all other University locations.
  • Well-U offers programs and services at no cost for University employees. This does not include University fitness center memberships.
  • Well-U is not the URMC Fitness & Wellness Center or the Goergen Athletic Center. To find membership rates for either facility, visit the links.
  • Well-U does not have a dedicated space (i.e. class room, conference room, or gymnasium) where programs are held; instead, we offer programs in any available space that is convenient for University employees.

For general inquiries, questions, or concerns, please contact or call 585.273.5240.


Well-U is an award-winning employee wellness department at the University of Rochester. Below is the list of our honors and awards.

American Heart Association

2013, 2012 Spring Heart Walk Award
The University of Rochester came in second place in 2013 and third place in 2012 for fundraising efforts and helped raise nearly $20,000 for critical cardiac investigations in 2012.

2016, 2015, 2014, 2011, 2010 Fit-Friendly Worksite
Well-U received Gold Status in 2014, Platinum Status in 2011 and Gold Status in 2010 in recognition of our robust menu of healthy living programs that encourage staff to break free from their desks and enjoy some physical activity during the workday.

Edington CBIZ Next Practice Award

2017 Next Practice Award
This award recognizes and celebrates organizations that envision and implement innovative wellbeing initiatives.


2013 Producer Award Honorable Mention
Social wellness program that has yielded the most impressive health outcomes and return-on-investment.

2012 Innovator Award Honorable Mention
Wellness program that most expertly uses social networking and social media to unite coworkers through health.

Wealth of Health Award

2016, 2015, 2010, 2008 Large Firm of 2000+ Winner
Each year, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield and the Rochester Business Journal honor Rochester area employers who promote health and wellness in the workplace.

2013 Returning Honoree
Well-U was honored for wellness programs and policies that continue to foster a healthy workplace. This was based on the creativity of our initiatives, active participation, our ability to effect measurable improvements, sustainability and program outcomes.

Contact Us

For more information, contact Well-U at
44 Celebration Drive, Suite 2300
PO Box 270453
Rochester, NY 14627-0453