In the Department of Medicine, we know that our most valuable asset is our workforce. Over the past year we have increased our focus on workforce well-being, and that’s even more important during the time of COVID-19.
We have put together this web page that lists opportunities, valuable tools and resources for you to use during this challenging time.
Helpful guides and resources for faculty, trainees, and all Department of Medicine staff during COVID-19 can be found here.
Personal Assistance Service is here to provide support during this challenging time. To obtain an appointment, contact the PAS office at 919-416-1727. PAS also offers video and telephone sessions. Click here to learn how to access video appointments. There are also strategies from PAS for taking care of your emotional health during a medical crisis available here.
Other resources through the PAS site include:
Behavioral Health Urgent Access (fee for service, eligible health insurance accepted)
The Duke Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences has same-day appointments available (in-person and telephone-based) for faculty, staff, Graduate Medical Education (GME) trainees and their families (including children) who are seeking support related to stress management, coping resources, and behavioral health concerns. In-person appointments are available between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Extended hours are available for telehealth services. Call 919-681-1631 to access these services. More information can be found here.
Additional sites for emotional well-being support (Duke Net ID and login required)
Important Contact Information
- Duke Health COVID Hotline: 919-385-0429
- COVID-19 Emotional Support and Well-being Line: 919-681-1631
- NC State Hotline 24/7: 866-462-3821
- PDC Infection Prevention, Gina Green: 919-451-8828
- PPE Requests, Jan Fortman: 919-681-8564
- PDC Human Resources, Jennifer Duerr: 919-613-7774
- Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
COVID-19 resource guide for parents and families.
Child care, pet care, and more volunteer services offered through Duke Healthcare professional students.
Free childcare for frontline healthcare workers at Bright Horizons in Cary through July 17. Learn More.
Current list of Durham restaurants offering takeout and delivery.
Meal ideas for the whole family when fresh ingredients may not be available.
Click here to sign up for the Healthy Duke Recipe of the Day.
Resources for parents teaching at home during COVID-19 school closures.
Discounts for healthcare workers.
- Head Space App: Healthcare providers get free access.
- Well-Beats App: Virtual, on-demand fitness training.
- Guided meditations to practice mindfulness, offered through Duke Gardens.
- Resilience Tools for you and your family.
- Resources to manage stress.
- Free virtual activities for the whole family.
- Peloton is now offering a free 90-day digital subscription (no bike or treadmill needed).
- Support the Durham community during this time of uncertainty. Opportunities to give back.
- Lend your support during COVID-19. Here is how you can help.
- Learn how to use Zoom for virtual video/audio calls and download free Duke virtual backgrounds.
- Community and educational resources plus how to donate and make a difference. Learn more.
- Well-Being resources for hospital workers provided by Duke Health & Well-Being.
- How you can give back during the pandemic.
- School of Medicine's July 1 virtual Town Hall on "Stress Management and Asking for Help". Watch the recording and view slides.
- Writing for Hope, Connection and Community during COVID-19. April and May sessions available, register and learn more here.
- Free Rapid Response Group Coaching now available for all faculty. Learn more.
- Conversations with Colleagues; these one-hour conversations will take place weekly between Oct. 26 - Dec. 7. Various dates and times are available; learn more.
- Duke Learning & Organization Development is hosting several live-streaming, no-cost webinars. These webinars address both current challenges specific to the COVID-19 crisis and ongoing professional development needs. See schedule and more information here.
- Drive-through Help for Anxiety, brought to you by Duke Integrative Medicine.
We will continue to update the website as new things become available, and also please don’t hesitate to reach out to Cary Ward, MD, or others in the Department of Medicine if you need additional help or information.
During this challenging time, please don’t forget to show gratitude and support one another and to find small joys in every day.
Have you found a great well-being resource? Please share by emailing email@example.com