Our wellness mission is to give SPC employees the tools, knowledge & resources to actively maintain and enhance their personal well-being and the well-being of their families.

Deer Oaks Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Services

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AWARE:  Mindfulness-based stress reduction

The Aware mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program helps you learn to meaningfully engage in the present moment. It offers a research-based approach to stress management, which is derived from some of the world’s leading experts in the field. A specially trained Aware specialist will guide you through a step-by-step process to learn the skills you need to reduce stress, emphasize the present, establish greater mind-body balance and increase overall well-being.

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Six telephonic sessions with an Aware specialist who is trained in mindfulness-based stress reduction

  • An individualized practice plan, tailored to your needs
  • Opportunity to experience and learn mindfulness exercises within each scheduled session
  • Electronic resources such as a practice plan journal, guided practice exercises, and an additional resource guide


    Take a Cab and Send the Bill to Us! 

    Deer Oaks remains concerned about the safety of its EAP participants and others. As part of this goal, Deer Oaks reimburses eligible employees and their dependents for cab fare in the event that they are incapacitated due to impairment by a substance or extreme emotional condition. Such circumstances may include:

    • Overconsumption of alcohol
    • Drowsiness due to medication
    • Extremely upset/troubled over a situation (i.e. receives bad news at work, is laid off or let go, learns of a death in the family, finalizes a divorce, etc.)

    The process is simple, and like all other EAP services, confidential. Simply call our Helpline for instructions on how to submit your receipt. It may take up to 45 days for reimbursement. Receipts are required to be submitted within 60 days of the service date. This service covers cab fares up to $45.00 and does not include tips.

    FREE Bilingual Emotional Support Helpline

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    Specially trained behavioral health counselors are available to help with stress, anxiety, trauma, and grief due to the health crisis. The 24-hour helpline is open to all Floridians courtesy of Florida Blue. 833-848-1762

    Blue365 Discount Program

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    Blue 365 Discount Program

    With Blue365, great deals are yours for every aspect of your life – like 20 percent off at Reebok.com, discounted products through Jenny Craig, or a gym membership for only $29 a month.

    Register now at https://www.blue365deals.com/ to take advantage of Blue365. It’s an online destination featuring healthy deals and discounts exclusively for our members.

    Just have your Blue Cross and Blue Shield member ID card handy. In a couple of minutes, you will be registered and ready to shop. Every week, we will send a special deal straight to your email inbox.

    Blue365 Discount Program Member Details (PDF)

      Chiropractic Care

      National University Health Sciences at SPC

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      The Caruth Health Education Center clinic and its chiropractic physicians offer a full range of primary care medical services, including:

      • Lab tests, blood, and urine testing, EKG
      • Spinal and extremities manipulation
      • Nutritional counseling
      • Physiological therapeutic modalities
      • Active rehabilitation
      • Therapeutic exercise

      Contact information:

      Walking Trails

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      Are you looking for an excuse to get active at work?  Try an SPC Campus Walking Trail.  These routed maps will give you a measured path to walk before work, during lunch, or after work hours.  Walking is a great opportunity to relieve stress and burn those extra calories.  Grab a co-worker today and enjoy some quality time on campus.


      Wellness Centers

      Wellness Centers have unique hours.

      Please use the Wellness Liability Form when using a facility.

      All SPC employees are eligible to take advantage of our on-site Wellness Centers! Do you work at Seminole, but the Clearwater campus is closer to your home? No problem! Attend whichever center is convenient for you!


      Wellness Centers for Employees

      SPC employees are welcome to use any the wellness centers college-wide.  The employee-use-only wellness centers are all equipped with new and modern equipment.  Employees can expect to find cardio equipment such as: treadmills, ellipticals, & recumbent bikes at these centers.  Strength and stretching equipment can also be found.  Equipment varies at each center.

      Employees must sign a Release of Liability for each wellness center they plan to use, before using it. Students and employees who are interested in using any of the other on-campus wellness centers will need to contact the center to verify hours during COVID.

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      SPC Downtown Wellness Center

      Contact the site to verify the use the SPC Downtown Wellness Center. This wellness center is always unsupervised.  After completing the Release of Liability form,  please wait one week for your SPC ID badge to be given access to the SPC Downtown Wellness Center.


      Tarpon Springs Wellness Center

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      Tarpon Springs Wellness Center Hours of Operation (employee-use hours only)

      • Monday -Thursday, 6:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
      • Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
      • Saturday, 6:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
      • Sunday, Noon – 6:30 p.m.

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      Clearwater Campus Wellness Center (weight room)

      Employees can make requests to open the fitness center anytime Monday – Friday (even during closed hours) with Stephanie Henningsen at 727-791-2623 or with Clearwater Campus security.

      Clearwater Campus Wellness Center hours of operation: 

      • Mgym imageonday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
      • Friday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

      Clearwater Wellness Studio

      Clearwater Wellness Studio (SS-107) Hours of Operation:

      • Monday -Friday 7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

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      Veterinary Technology Wellness Center

      Veterinary Technology Wellness Ctr. Hours of Operation:

      • Monday – Thursday is 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
      • Friday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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      St. Petersburg/Gibbs Wellness Center

      SP/G Wellness Center Hours of Operation: 

      • Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 7 :00 p.m.
      • Friday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
      • Closed Saturdays and Sundays. Hours may vary between sessions

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      Allstate Wellness Center

      Allstate Wellness Center Hours of Operation:

      • Monday – Thursday
        7:00 – 8:00 a.m.
        11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
        4 :00 – 8:00 p.m.
      • Friday
        7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
        11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

      Seminole Recreation Center Fitness Room

      gym imageEmployees have full access to the Seminole Recreation Center’s Fitness Room.  SPC employees first must get cleared at the Seminole Campus Provost Office.

      Please note, SPC Personal Trainers cannot train SPC Employees inside or on the Seminole Recreation Center property.

      Seminole Recreation Center Hours of Operation: 

      • Monday – Friday 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
      • Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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      Additional Resources


      For questions regarding Wellness Programs, Deer Oaks EAP, and Blue365 Discounts, please contact:


      Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

      Call toll-free
      : 866-327-2400
      telephone counseling and referrals 24/7

      Email: eap@deeroaks.com​

      Website: www.DeerOaksEAP.com​

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      Bilingual Support Helpline

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      COVID-19 Information
      Community Specialist

      Florida Blue is here for you when you need help getting services and support that help you live a happier, healthier life. Our Support Specialists provide resources for the following (Download the Community Specialist Information Sheet):

      • Community support resources
      • Food programs
      • Transportation services
      • Financial assistance programs
      • Life planning/advance directives
      • Government programs
      • Housing assistance programs
      • Children & youth services
      • Military & veteran services
      • Health plan literacy
      • Access to care
      • Referrals to mental health facilities & programs
      • Medication savings programs