Wellness Resource Descriptions

Gold’s Gym Medical Center 

Gold’s Gym San Antonio Medical Center gives you access to everything you need reach your fitness goals: weight and strength training areas, a wide selection of free weights, cardio equipment, resistance machines, group exercise classes, GOLD'S STUDIO® and Group Cycle offerings – plus a team of certified Personal Trainers ready to support and motivate you to become the strongest version of yourself.

Relaxation spaces 

LSOM students have many areas throughout University Hospital where they can relax or reflect while on clerkships. For a list of those room numbers, visit your class Canvas page.

Student Counseling Center (SCC) 

The SCC offers personal counseling, services, and outreach. After-hour crisis intervention is also available.

UT Health SA Police Department

The UT Health San Antonio Police Department is nationally accredited by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) and the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). All police officers are certified peace officers by the State of Texas and respond to emergency and non-emergency calls for service, enforce Texas State laws, UT policies, conduct criminal investigations, and professionally carry out other law enforcement related activities.

  • Safe Walk program
  • Patrol monitoring request
  • Motorist assistance
  • Operation Identification. Operation identification is an excellent crime prevention tool offered to all members of the university community. You may borrow an electric engraver free of charge for one week (can be used to protect bicycles, cameras, laptops, iPods, cell phones, lab equipment and any other item with a hard surface)
  • Safety Training Services such as workplace violence, domestic abuse, self-defense (RAD program), civilian response to active shooter events, sexual assault prevention are available.

Briscoe Library 

In addition to the many services of the library, there are many opportunities to exercise self-care.

  • Microwaves (2nd and 3rd floors)
  • Coffee and fresh food vending machines (3rd floor)
  • Reflection Room (4th floor)
  • Treadmill/bike desks (5th floor)
  • Board Games
  • Puzzles
  • Corn hole
  • Study spaces
  • Relaxation Spaces

UT Health Healing Garden / Outdoor Seating 

Enjoy nature by sitting outside.

Medical Student Lounge

The Medical Student Lounge (MED 216L) is open to LSOM students as a space for play and relaxation. The lounge is equipped with a kitchen, microwave, couches, chairs, TV, and ping pong, foosball, and pool tables.

Academic Learning and Teacher Center (ALTC) 

Choose from a variety of food and beverage options at the ALTC food court while you catch up with a colleague. Various relaxation and collaborative spaces to study or socialize are also available.

ALTC Courtyard / Outdoor Seating

Have a picnic on the grass, throw a football or frisbee, or connect with nature.

Compassion Path

The Compassion Path is a trail of 11 trees along the walking and jogging path in front of the Long Campus. Each tree along the path is marked with a special plaque beneath it conveying a different compassion statement at every tree, meant to encourage peaceful relaxation and reflection for those that walk the path. The project is part of the Compassionate San Antonio Resolution, the first council resolution Mayor Nirenberg signed when he took office in 2017, which affirmed San Antonio as an official Compassionate City, now among 450 cities around the world. San Antonio was one of the first compassionate cities worldwide to integrate systemic compassion into educational institutions through Compassion Integrity Training.

Lecture Hall Commons 

Take time to reflect or catch up with a colleague over a snack or beverage from Starbucks.

Outdoor Recreation Pavillion 

This area has a pavilion (with grill), baseball field, small playground, track, and sand volleyball & tennis courts. To reserve the pavilion, tennis, or volleyball courts – email Ben Rivers in the Office of Student Life

University Hospital Chapel & Meditation Room 

A quiet and welcoming space where people of all faiths and denominations can come for spiritual and emotional support.