Health and Wellness

For information about health and wellness benefits, including health insurance and dental insurance, visit Tufts Human Resources website.

See also: medical leave, long-term disability insurance, and ADA accommodation.

Wellness Center

Tufts University has partnered with Marathon Health to provide workplace-based health and wellness.

Tufts Marathon Health Facility – Medford/Somerville Campus
Steve Tisch Sports and Fitness Center
161 College Avenue

Monday-Thursday:   8:00am–6:00pm
Friday:   8:00am–4:00pm

Marathon Health provides an array of services including:
  • Routine screening and exams
  • Treating minor ailments
  • Management of chronic conditions such as asthma
  • Personal health coaching: Weight loss, tobacco cessation, exercise, healthy diet/nutrition

The facility is free and open to all Tufts faculty members and staff, as well as their spouses or qualified same-sex domestic partners, regardless of whether they carry health insurance through Tufts University.

Learn more about Marathon Health >

Employee Assistance Program

The Tufts University Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is for all faculty and staff, their dependents, and household members.

The purpose of the program is to help those who are experiencing problems related to life changes and personal stress. Tufts University has contracted with an outside organization, AllOne Health, to provide free and confidential counseling on both personal and professional problems, work and family life, health and wellness, and other kinds of work/life issues.

Fitness Center and Fitness Classes

Athletic facilities on the Medford Campus include:

  • an outdoor track
  • outdoor basketball and tennis courts
  • a swimming pool and basketball court in Cousens Gymnasium
  • an indoor track in the Gantcher Center
  • Lunder Fitness Center in the Steve Tisch Sports and Fitness Center

Faculty members can also take advantage of group exercise classes or develop a personal fitness program with a Tufts athletic trainer. Spouses and children over 18 are also eligible for membership at the gym.

Flexible Spending Accounts – Health Care

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) allows benefits-eligible Tufts employees to set aside pre-tax income for two purposes: health care or dependent care.

A Health Care or Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account can result in considerable savings for employees with high health care, childcare, or elder/adult care costs.

For information about qualifying expenses and qualifying dependents, visit: Crosby Benefits.

Employees may enroll in FSAs either at date of hire, during Benefits Open Enrollment time, or as a result of a change of status such as adding or removing a dependent. (Note: Changes must be consistent with the qualifying life event.)

Call HR's Benefits Office for more information at 617-627-3270.