Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.49
Liaison Jun-Ming Chen
Submission Date Oct. 29, 2021

STARS v2.2

National Tsing Hua University
PA-14: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.75 / 1.00 Fu-Ren Lin
Institute of Service Science, National Tsing Hua University
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Does the institution have a wellness program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all students?:

Does the institution have a wellness and/or employee assistance program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all academic staff?:

Does the institution have a wellness and/or employee assistance program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all non-academic staff?:

A brief description of the institution’s wellness and/or employee assistance program(s):

NTHU offers several wellness enhancement services to faculty, staff, and students. In Taiwan, everyone is covered by National Health Insurance, and people are affordable for medical services in primary care or treatments. Moreover, for all affiliated employees and students, NTHU contracts with a regional hospital to offer daily clinic service on campus for primary care services, and if needed, it can refer the patients to nearby hospitals. The university also has the counselling center with licensed counselors to offer counselling services to those who need it. Specifically, for students, the university offers a university public health plan and a college health promotion plan to support health promotion activities. Each college has dedicated professional nurse practitioners to provide students individualized health counseling and injury care services. If students need service of medical care, we will give them medical advice and refer them to nearby hospitals. We will follow up on the students' health conditions.
For academic and non-academic staff, the university implemented the assistance plan for employees, aculty, staff, retirees, and pensioners by following the programs of "University Staff Assistance Program for Executive Yuan and Local Authorities" approved by the Executive Yuan on April 2, 2013, and the "Ministry of Education and Subordinate Institutions (Institutions) School Staff Assistance Program Implementation Plan" approved by the Ministry of Education on April 21, 2015.
In order to maintain the health of employees, NTHU has formulated a labor health service plan. Besides, a newly employed worker needs to present a physical examination report within the time limit, the university provides health checks (including general and special operation health check according to their age and occupation), health education, health promotion and hygiene guidance. If necessary, work site visits will be conducted with specialists in occupational medicine and personnel from the Environmental Safety Center. If there are relevant hazards, suggestions for improvement measures will be proposed.

Does the institution prohibit smoking within all occupied buildings owned or leased by the institution?:

Does the institution restrict outdoor smoking?:

Does the institution prohibit smoking and tobacco use across the entire campus?:

A copy of the institution's smoke-free policy:
The institution’s smoke-free policy:

Smoking is completely prohibited in National Tsing Hua University except for smoking areas. The establishments and administrations of smoking areas shall be handled in accordance with the regulations, "National Tsing Hua University Outdoor Smoking Area Administration and Establishment Guidelines", and the policy should be informed to the faculty, staff, students, the contractor and related staff through appropriate channels to follow together.

All faculty, staff and students of the university have the obligation and right to discourage smokers in non-smoking areas on campus. Smokers in non-smoking areas who refuse to cooperate after being persuaded shall be punished according to regulations or be reported to the Tobacco Hazards Hotline (+886-800-531531).

Tasks and Responsibilities are designed to each unit of the university. From education, promotion to administration and punishment, these different levels of work are designed to different units, mainly Office of Student Affairs and Office of General Affairs. Everyone in the university is taking part in the job to maintain the quality of a smoke-free environment.

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