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Chief Wellness Officer

A Message from Your Chief Physician Wellness Officer

Welcome to Olive View-UCLA Medical Center! As your Chief Physician Wellness Officer, I would like to take the opportunity to highlight the well-being resources available to all of our employees. While wellness focuses on the physical health, well-being encompasses a more broad perspective to include mental and emotional health, social connectedness and financial stability. Because well-being is such a broad concept, your well-being leaders prefer the term “professional fulfillment,” as the aspiration, which is a construct including meaning, purpose and satisfaction at work, as well as self-worth and self-efficacy. We look forward to supporting your professional fulfillment journey here at Olive View.

Institutional Resources

Recognizing the demanding nature of medical training, we are committed to providing a supportive environment that prioritizes the well-being of our residents and fellows. In this hub, you’ll discover a wealth of resources designed to promote physical, mental, and emotional wellness, fostering resilience and balance throughout your training journey. Explore our offerings and embark on a path toward holistic wellness and fulfillment.

Behavioral Wellness Center

The Behavioral Wellness Center is committed to ensuring that you remain mentally healthy while completing your training program. This center is available to all UCLA employed trainees and our services are confidential.

We offer in-person and telehealth services, with evening and weekend appointments available by request.

8am – 5pm with clinicians available for early morning, daytime and evening sessions.

Center for Health Sciences
Room 18-218
760 Westwood Plaza,
Westwood, CA 90024

Phone: (310) 825-9605, 8 am – 5 pm
After hours or for CRISIS call (310) 825-9605

Helping Healers Heal (H3) Program

The mission of the H3 program is to increase awareness of second victim syndrome, destigmatize suffering and seeking help, and provide support to staff through 1:1 peer support, group debriefs and mental health specialist. The H3 program is available at Olive View to all healthcare team members.

Routine Request:
Monday–Friday 7:00am-4:30pm
Call 747-210-3864

Requests will be returned the next business day.

Urgent Request:
Call/Text 747-345-9708 with your full call back number

Ginger App 24/7 Online Mental Health and Coaching

This online app offers confidential mental healthcare through coaching via text-based chats, skill-building content, video-based therapy and psychiatric services for trainees. Access to Ginger App is part of our UCLA Health benefits. You must be 18 years of age to access services.

Click here for a step-by-step guide on accessing the Ginger App.

You must have a UCLA employee number before accessing this benefit.

Fatigue Mitigation with Ride Share Services

We recognize that physicians care for patients at all times of the day and want to make sure you get home and to work safely. Because of this, we offer ride-share services, including reimbursed Uber/Lyft rides home and back to the hospital, for you to use when you’re feeling too tired to drive; ensuring your safety and peace of mind. Using this service is as easy as calling an Uber or Lyft and submitting a reimbursement form with the receipt.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Don’t wait – someone is always available to help. You can call the Lifeline 24/7.

Crisis Lifeline: 988
Alternate Number: 1-800-273-8255

Website: 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline


We believe connection is a core wellness construct that leads to professional fulfillment. At Olive View, we strive to foster connections among our trainees, with their faculty and the Sylmar community daily.

Program Retreat

All sponsored programs at Olive View greatly benefit from program retreats where deeper connections are forged with fellow trainees and faculty. This is a great time for trainees to bond while also engaging in meaningful feedback with program administration and faculty to help their program evolve.

Faculty Mentorship

Our UCLA teaching faculty are dedicated to teaching and promoting the next generation of physicians. Informal and formal mentorship with program faculty will greatly assist your growth as a physician during your training.

Community Events

We are excited to work with community partners in Sylmar and surrounding areas to better support our patients. Whether through food drives, visiting local high schools, walking with the American Heart Association, or doing home visits, our trainees have many opportunities to be an integral part of the Sylmar community.