Wellness Programs

These programs are offered to employees enrolled in a medical program through Portland State. Some programs are extended to spouse, partner, dependents and even extended family members. They are offered at either no cost or low cost to promote healthy living.

These programs are paid through your medical premiums, please look over all the programs and see what PSU has to offer you.

  • WW (Formerly Weight Watchers)
  • Wellness Center
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Healthy Team Healthy U
  • Diabetes Prevention
  • Fitness Center and other related discounts
  • Tobacco Cessation
  • Better Choices, Better Health
  • No-cost Preventive Services

Wellness Center

Mindfulness Apps

  • Mindfulness promotes inner calm and helps connect the mind and body. Studies suggest practicing meditation can help a variety of things – from insomnia and high blood pressure to anxiety and low back pain. Check out the top mindfulness apps to get you started

Learn more about the Wellness spotlight

Better Choices, Better Health

Better Choices, Better Health is a program that helps manage chronic conditions.

  • Online workshops
  • Connect to online support groups
  • Track your progress

Learn more about Better Choices, Better Health

Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides assistance to individuals dealing with issues that affect your work, home, or family life.


Learn more about the Employee Assistance Program

Healthy Team Healthy U

Healthy Team Healthy U is an online program that gives tools to help you improve your diet, be more physically active, have more energy and enjoy better health.

  • Peer Support
  • Advanced activity tracking
  • High-tech pedometer and 12 sessions workbook
  • Real-time tracking

Learn more about Healthy Team Healthy U

Diabetes Prevention

The PEBB Diabetes Prevention Program is a lifestyle training program that teaches participants strategies for incorporating physical activity into daily life and eating healthy. You'll work with a trained health coach to how to make changes to become more physically active, reduce stress, lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle. Click on one of the following program links to learn more.

Tobacco Cessation

The Tobacco Cessation program provides comprehensive support at no cost

  • Consultations with a trained quit coach who knows how tough it can be to quit and ways you can stay or get back on track
  • Nicotine replacement therapy
  • Materials to help you plan and stick to a personalized quit program
  • Coverage of certain prescribed medications to help you quit

Learn more about the Tobacco Cessation Program

Weight Watchers

Only benefit eligible employees enrolled in a medical program can participate for free. If you opt-out or decline then you are unable to participate in our program. Your benefit covers up to four 13-week Weight Watcher series per the calendar year. We currently have Tuesday or Friday meetings to fit your schedule.

  • PSU offers onsite meetings
  • Spouse/Partner enrolled in PSU medical program can participate
  • WW FAQs

Learn more about Weight Watchers

We have received many calls from members that participate in an in-person WW workshop. WW has moved to a virtual platform. Please visit them at https://www.weightwatchers.com/us/PEBB to learn more about how WW is adapting in-person workshops for our membership.

No-cost Preventive Services

Learn more about No-cost Preventive Services

Fitness Center and Other Related Discounts