We offer three free sessions via our EAP, but we have difficulty getting employees seen in a timely manner for acute mental health issues in which they do not have a provider. We have inhouse psychologist in our rehab center and are collaborating on a proposal to provide counseling in house for acute cases that don’t need baker act. Our target date is start of next fiscal year, Oct 2017. Usually the managers bring to Employee Health and say “Do Something!” if they are having breakdown or mental health issues. The employees would have to have our insurance and will have a slight co pay ($10) but we hope it will be useful. At least we will trial the program and tweak as needed.
We also can call our stat psych nurses who round on patients to assist. JoAnn
JoAnn Shea, ARNP, MS, COHN-S
Director, Employee Health & Wellness
Work: 813-844-7692 Cell: 813-789-3441 FAX; 813-844-8144 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of our employee assistance program, our vendor provides three free counseling sessions per member per problem. With the increased focused on behavioral health issues in the workplace, we are looking at expanding that EAP benefit to five sessions per employee per problem. If you have an outside EAP provider, how many free counseling sessions does your EAP vendor offer to your employees?
Meredith R. Weaver, SHRM-CP
Manager, Employee Health
PO Box 8120
Morgantown, WV 26506-8120
Direct: 304-598-6654 or 7-6654
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