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Oakland Unified School District


OUSD Wellness Support Resources

OUSD"s motto is "Every Student Thrives!" but we want every employee to thrive too! 

We believe that health is more just than the absence of illness, and offer a wide variety of resources to help you stay physically, mentally and emotionally well.

OUSD's Wellness site, for lots of helpful self-care information and resources!

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1011 Union Street, Site 944
Oakland, CA 94607

(510) 879-0202

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Weekly drop-in hours

The Benefits Team holds weekly drop-in hours on Thursdays from 3:30pm-4:30pm on Zoom

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Following are wellness resources offered through OUSD's Benefits providers

Ability Assist Counseling Services

Do you or one of your dependents need counseling services? Getting support is easy and 100% confidential through the Hartford. For more information call 1-800-964-3577 or click links below for more information.

Ability Assist Counseling Services 

Ability Assist los servicios de asesoramiento (En español)

Care Solace Services

Multilingual mental health/substance abuse referral service. This partner organization provides one on one assistance to parents, students, and staff seeking community or insurance based mental health/substance use services. They offer live 24/7 video chat, email, or phone support. They also have a searchable provider database that can be accessed anonymously. This service has been contracted by OUSD to help families and staff find providers who have openings now.

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Financial Wellness through OUSD's Employee Assistance Program

OUSD's Employee Assistance Program provides phone and online information from expert Certified Public Accountant and Certified Financial Planner professionals on budgeting, investments and credit matters. Topics include managing a budget, tax questions, retirement, getting out of debt, and saving for college.

More information and instructions accessing these services

Delta Dental

Delta Dental offers health maintenance resources as well as dental care:

Monthly Wellness Resources 

Delta Dental Wellness Library

Delta Dental page for complete information on the plan and oral health resources 


Mental Health Awareness, Self-care and Outpatient Services

Kaiser offers self-care resources for mindfulness, relaxation, diet, and other lifestyle strategies to support good overall health. 

Kaiser self-care directory

To access Kaiser mental health services, call 24/7 1-866-454-8855 (TTY 711)

Sutter Health Plus

Mental Health Awareness, Self-care and Outpatient Services

At Sutter Health Plus we believe in total health—mind, body and overall well-being. Sutter Health Plus members have access to mental health, behavioral health and substance use disorder treatment services through U.S. Behavioral Health Plan, California (USBHPC). Members don’t need a referral from their primary care physician and may self-refer to a participating USBHPC provider for office visits. 

For questions about Sutter Mental Health resources, please contact USBHPC resources at or 855-202-0984.