Employee Wellness

Employee Assistance Program

In these difficult times related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Empathia is well-prepared to deliver the quality services you are accustomed to receiving.

  • Access to Master’s level counselors
    Immediate access to our Master’s level counselors 24/7, without a phone tree, is the hallmark of our services. Our highly stable virtual call center technology has been in use for years, so our counselors are available regardless if they are working in their private office or from their home.
  • Variety of options for scheduled counseling sessions
    We are providing scheduled telephonic and video EAP counseling sessions during this pandemic through our national network of Master’s level counselors using a HIPAA compliant telehealth platform. We are confident in our ability to continue to meet the demand for counseling support.

The member website, mylifematters.com, has a special coronavirus section that is updated on an ongoing basis. The site also includes child and elder care locators, webinars, and links to trusted resources related to the pandemic.

(EAP) is administered by LifeMatters; this is a University-paid benefit for eligible employees and dependents.

All employees, their dependents (including dependent children not residing with the parent) and other individuals living in the employee’s home are eligible for services and may contact LifeMatters directly. Referral services are available on a 24-hour, seven-days-a-week basis.

You can utilize this benefit in two ways

By Telephone: 1-800-367-7474 On the Web: www.mylifematters.com and enter company password "stanislaus"

Each eligible person is entitled to up to 5 sessions per incident

Face-to-Face Clinical Counseling for issues such as:

  • relationship concerns and family problems
  • stress/emotional distress
  • workplace problems
  • alcohol/chemical dependency

Additional services include telephone consultations for life management issues such as:

  • financial concerns
  • finding child care providers
  • elder care needs and concerns
  • tax issues
  • legal advice
  • organizing personal affairs
  • pre-retirement considerations

Central Valley Air Quality

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District's website offers current information regarding the Central Valley's air quality. The website equips faculty and staff with knowledge and the resources to practice a healthy air lifestyle.

Valley Air District

What is Rideshare?

The Rideshare program is designed to promote alternative modes of transportation for faculty and staff at Stanislaus State. The focus of the Rideshare program is to encourage faculty and staff to:

  1. Find alternative modes of transportation such as carpooling, public transportation, walking, or riding a bike.
  2. Take a step towards a healthier life by walking or riding a bike.
  3. Learn about the financial benefits of carpooling, public transportation, walking, or riding a bike to work.

Carpooling or taking public transportation is a good way to go when you are trying to cut down on expenses. If you live in the surrounding cities of Turlock then you can easily find a public transportation route. Or if you and some co-workers find that carpooling is a good option then be sure to look at the Guaranteed Ride Home Program to help ease your doubts leaving your vehicle at home in case an emergency should occur.

What is Guaranteed Ride Home?
Find a Public Transporation Route


Another mode of transportation to consider if you live close to the campus is walking. Not only does is save money on transportation, the health benefits are incredible:

  1. Reduced chance of heart attack and stroke.
  2. Lowers risk of diabetes.
  3. Reduces stress
  4. Increases energy
  5. Weight loss


Riding a bicycle to and from work is a great alternative transportation choice that is fun and supports a healthy lifestyle. Whether your current bike needs a tune up or you are in the market for a new one, these local bike shops are a great place to start.

Oakdale Bicycle Shop
Fun Sport Bike- Modesto CA
World of Wheels-Modesto CA

How do you know if walking, biking, carpooling, or other means of transportation are the right things for you to do?

Calculate your yearly cost for commuting and see how much money you spend.
Commuter Calculator