Be Well and Healthy

Benefits and Resources

June 01, 2022

We are here to support and maintain your health and well-being — in the ways that matter most to you.

Wherever you work, whatever your role, you are a part of the HCA Healthcare family. Supporting you in the ways that matter most is what caring like family looks like. The benefits and resources available to our colleagues provide a firm foundation for professional development, financial stability, future preparedness and overall well-being

Whether a colleague needs crisis assistance or mental wellness support, HCA Healthcare is here to help — and hope — in many ways. 


Our pandemic pay program provided 70% of base pay to colleagues in care settings with reduced hours. To date, more than 126,000 colleagues have benefited. 

The quarantine pay program provided 100% of base pay to those working in a patient care setting who quarantined due to exposure or a positive COVID-19 test result 

Colleague Awards and Recognition

The HCA Healthcare Colleague Recognition Program is an online platform designed to recognize our most important asset — our amazing colleagues! It allows colleagues to recognize anyone across the enterprise and earn points that can be redeemed for rewards from a catalog of options. Learn more at

Since September 2021, there have been 1.5 million recognition touch points both from leadership and peer to peer – plus an additional 700,000+ organization recognitions. 

In 2021, 265,000+ rewards were redeemed for 550 donations to the HCA Healthcare Hope Fund, as well as items such as scrubs and gift cards.

HCA Healthcare Hope Fund

The Hope Fund is a 501(c)(3) charity operated and supported by our own colleagues. It provides emergency funds to colleagues when significant hardships arise. 

More than 1,300 colleagues financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic received grants totaling $1.9 million. 

In 2021, more than $10.4 million in assistance was distributed, helping more than 4,800 HCA Healthcare families. 

Since the Hope Fund’s inception 16 years ago, more than $80 million has been given to more than 45,000 colleagues and their families. 

In healthcare, to provide empathy at 100%, you must have an outlet to help you refill your cup. You cannot give what you don’t have. HCA Healthcare is here for you.

— Angel Romero Jr., MSCIS, BSN, R.N., Vice President of Quality, HCA Houston Healthcare Mainland, Texas City, Texas
Meet Angel and read more about how he accessed important resources in his time of need.

Retirement and financial planning

Our Employee Stock Purchase Plan provides discounted HCA Healthcare stock purchasing options toour colleagues. 

HCA Healthcare has partnered with Remotiv to help colleagues evaluate their retirement readiness. You can find ways to increase your 401(k) plan savings, get help with your personalized investment strategy and take the stress out of retirement planning. 

Take advantage of waived fees, consumer loans, mortgage discounts, and financial well-being and wealth management counselors by using our preferred banking partners: Bank of America and HCA Healthcare Credit Union. 

We have partnered with Abenity and Corporate Shopping to deliver special offers from some of the world’s most popular retailers.

Optum Wellbeing offers up to two 30-minute calls per topic per year with a financial professional to discuss budgeting, debt reduction, retirement, estate planning, taxes and more. Call 877-950-5075 to get started.

Your future

Thriving in the workplace starts with development and career opportunities. But it doesn’t end there. For all of us at HCA Healthcare, knowing you’re supported during your employment and beyond is important, too. 

Tuition assistance: We provide up to $5,250 annually in tax-free reimbursement for eligible higher education tuition expenses. Additional education discounts for more than 220 accredited schools are also available.

Student loan assistance: HCA Healthcare provides a monthly $100 benefit for eligible full-time colleagues and $50 for those who are part time. In total, HCA Healthcare has assisted with more than $59.2 million in student loan payments since 2018 (as of Dec. 31, 2021). 

Colleague well-being

We know that your dreams – and your struggles – don’t just stay home when you show up for work. Whether you need to focus on your mental, physical or financial health, HCA Rewards provides resources and tools to support all aspects of your life. 

Nurse Care (800-480-1234) is a free, confidential program that provides hospital-based nurses 24/7 access to licensed psychologists, social workers, alcohol and drug counselors, and marriage and family therapists. In 2021, the line received more than 24,000 calls. 

Free, confidential counseling services are available to colleagues and members of their households through Optum Wellbeing Services (877-950-5075). Eight free sessions per topic per year are included, and they are available in person or online.*

The HCA Rewards Wellbeing Hub is a one-stop site for all the resources available to you and your family. To access, go to, click Benefits: HCA Rewards and select the Wellbeing Hub link.


*North Texas Division colleagues enrolled in an eligible HCA Healthcare medical plan receive all counseling services from IPM. Contact IPM at (888) 600-4327.