The School District of Philadelphia offers Health and Well Being Initiatives to employees and their families who are enrolled in medical coverage. Your Independence Blue Cross member ID card does more than just cover you when you’re sick, it also gives you access to a variety of member-exclusive programs, services, discounts, and deals. For more information visit , IBC Reimbursements or  Working Advantage or  Blue 365 Deals

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Employee Assistance Program

We are pleased to offer all employees and their families access to support through the ComPsych Guidance Resources.  There is no cost to employees or their families and all information is confidential. No personally identifiable information is sent to the District. This support  is designed to assist employees and their families in resolving personal problems (e.g., marital, financial or emotional problems; family issues; substance/alcohol abuse).

  • On the web:       Web ID: SDP
  • By phone: 833-812-5180                                      TDD: 800.697.0353
  • Now Offering Virtual Counseling.                      Click here for more information.

Nutritional Counseling

The School District of Philadelphia’s Independence Blue Cross plan provides employees up to 6 visits per year with a registered dietitian — at no cost. Nutrition coaching can help you lose weight, boost immune health, gain energy, sleep better and manage stress!  We’ve partnered with CHARGE to offer convenient telehealth nutrition visits from the ease of your phone or computer. CHARGE is offering all faculty and staff a complimentary initial visit regardless of your insurance plan. Signing up is easy!  Click here to get started today.

Well Being Profile:

Complete a Well-Being profile through Independence Blue Cross to be entered in a monthly raffle to win a FitBit! Click Well-being Member Step-by-Step Guide for detailed instructions.

Tobacco Cessation:

If you are interested in participating in the Freedom From Smoking program, please email from School District of Philadelphia email address for more information. Space is limited and is only offered to  School District of Philadelphia employees.

If you are enrolled in District medical coverage, you may be eligible for reimbursement. More information is available at: Member Tobacco Cessation Reimbursement

Get free help with quitting tobacco by visiting:

Weight Management and Fitness Programs:

Visit a participating registered dietitian or network doctor up to 6 times a year at no cost to you if you are enrolled in School District of Philadelphia medical plan. Contact IBC at 1-800-ASK-BLUE for a list of participating providers.

Gym Reimbursements through IBC.School District of Philadelphia YMCA
Member Weight Management

Health Coaches:

Health Coaches are registered nurses who are available to answer your health-related questions and help you meet your health goals. You can speak to a Health Coach 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 1-800-ASK-BLUE (1-800-275-2583; TTY/TDD: 711).  School District of Philadelphia-dedicated Health Coaches for all employees with SDP medical coverage.

Debra Haas, RN, BSN, CCM 215-640-7592

Stay on top of personal health information, screening reminders, health tips, and more!

IBX Wire™

Exclusively for Independence members, IBX Wire™ is a mobile communication service that gives you a direct connection with Independence so you stay informed.

Text IBXSDP to 73529 or call 1-888-700-1078 to sign up for text alerts today.

Baby BluePrints® Maternity Program

If you’re an expectant mother, you want to ensure you have the healthiest pregnancy and delivery possible. Baby BluePrints is Independence Blue Cross’ comprehensive, free maternity program that supports pregnant members from the first trimester through delivery to home and continues with the 24/7 availability and phone support of Registered Nurse Health Coaches.

When you enroll in Baby BluePrints, a Health Coach will assess your pregnancy, screen for depression, and answer your questions about taking care of yourself and your baby at this special time. High-risk pregnancies will be referred to a Registered Nurse Health Coach specially trained in maternity care for additional assessment and follow up.

Enroll by calling 1-800-598-BABY (1-800-598-2229).


This interactive wellness and population health portal offers you and your dependents online tools that include videos, care outlines, a symptom checker, the ability to email with a wellness coach and other features offering a fact-based wellness experience. In light of COVID-19, the HealthyLearn wellness portal has been expanded to include a host of new materials devoted exclusively to dealing with the coronavirus and how to cope with the new challenges.  Visit the site or for directions on how to download the HealthyLearn mobile app, click here.




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