Our Well-Being Resources

  •  We are committed to the well-being of every member of the Graduate Medical Education Program 

     The GME community strives to promote well-being so all our trainees at Baylor Scott & White Health know they are not alone. As a Baylor Scott & White graduate medical trainee, there are a variety of resources available to you, ensuring you get the most out of your educational experience. 

Employee Assistance Program

Sometimes, life can be unpredictable. Cigna is our Employee Assistance Provider (EAP) and offers services 24/7 at no additional cost. You also have five free, face-to-face sessions with a behavioral counselor.


Other benefits include:

  • Legal consultation - Receive a free 30-minute consultation and up to 25% discount on select fees
  • Financial services and referral - Receive a free 30-minute consultation and a 25% discount on select fees with network providers
  • Pet care - From grooming to boarding to veterinary services, find what you need to care for your pet
  • Parenting support - Tap into resources and referrals for childcare providers, before and after school programs, camps, adoption organizations, child development, prenatal care and more
  • Eldercare support - Tap into resources and referrals for home health agencies, assisted living facilities, social and recreational programs and long-distance caregiving
  • Identity theft assistance - Get a 60-minute consultation

The 24/7 hotline for the EAP is 877.622.4327. Staff can also connect to resources online via the myCigna portal: https://my.cigna.com.

Learn more about your EAP benefits

Peer Support

As our employees strive to live our core mission, sometimes the unexpected and inexplicable outcomes occur and the very individuals delivering care become the ones in need of support.

The Peer Support Team is here to support you and/or your staff through unanticipated events and difficult times that occur in the workplace with understanding, compassion and confidentiality.

Our Peer Support Counselors are peer support volunteers, many who have experienced second victim/healthcare adversity, receive training in active listening and psychological first aid and are available to support their peers with complete confidentiality.

Peer Support Care Line
(Monday - Friday, 8 AM to 6 PM)

If you are on the Baylor Scott & White network, log-in to learn more about the Peer Support program.

Physician Well-Being Portal

We know that being a resident physician brings about its own set of challenges, and one way we aim to support you is through our internal Clinical Provider Well-Being website. This page is specifically tailored to address the needs of BSWH physicians within the hospital setting.

On this site, our physicians are able to take assessments and learn more about their own mental health, watch lectures and review trainings on the soft skills needed in their role, learn about preventative measures to maintain a strong sense of well-being, and locate the resources they need when they are seeking help. A few of the more common topics that are reviewed include stress management, burn out prevention, communication strategies, and emotional intelligence.

If you are on the Baylor Scott & White network, log in to learn more about the Clinical Provider Well-Being page.

Physician Well-Being Portal
(BSWH login required)

Mindfulness and Relaxation

Baylor Scott & White has a Meditation Line available for staff and patients in need of a few minutes of alone time, our new Meditation Line offers two- or five-minute recordings by a meditation expert. The call is toll-free.

Just taking a few minutes to "stop" can offer benefits, as meditation has been proven to help reduce stress, anxiety and depression.

If you need time to relax and re-energize, call 833-593-1588.

Meditation Line

Additional Resources

Wellness Resources


Grief and Bereavement

Suicide Prevention

Financial Wellness

More resources available in BSWConnect

If you're in the Baylor Scott & White network, login to access videos, slide decks and additional resources to learn about common issues that physicians face inside and outside of the workplace.

Contact Us

Emily Kaus, LCSW
Program Manager, Wellness
Counseling, consultation and wellness lectures for trainees
Dr. Tom Cox
Director of Faculty Development and Educational Research
Counseling, consultation, wellness lectures for trainees and faculty/staff