Employee Assistance Program
WMHS provides Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) for many employers. If you are interested in learning more about how your employees can benefit, please contact us at 240-964-8588.
All of us face times when troubles build up. While we can usually handle any one of them, several in a short period of time are often overwhelming. All people experience crisis from time to time: a relationship breaks up; a loved one dies; a child develops a serious behavior problem; or social drinking escalates into problem drinking. When these things happen, they demand our time and drain our energy.
Work can also put heavy demands on our energy as we cope with life. It is hard to put ourselves into our work at such times. Yet, the people we work with can be a great source of strength.
An Employee Assistance Program is one way of helping you know that you are a valued employee. Professional, confidential help is only a phone call away.
How Do I Request Assistance?
The Employee Assistance Program can be reached by calling WMHS at 240-964-8588. Night, holiday and weekend emergencies can be handled by calling 240-964-1399 and asking to speak with the Crisis Counselor on duty, who will help you until an appointment can be scheduled for you with one of the counselors.
Since WMHS also handles Employee Assistance Programs for other organizations, please specify where you are employed and that you would like to request assistance.
Who is Eligible?
Employees and their immediate family members are eligible to use the services of the program.
What is Offered?
The program includes up to three (3) sessions with an Employee Assistance Advisor to help assess your situation, resolve your problems or put you in touch with others who can offer continuing help as needed.
What are the costs?
The first three sessions are free. Information about coverage for out-patient mental health or substance abuse treatment after the three free visits is available in your insurance handbook.
With What Kind of Problems Will The Program Usually Help?
Personal problems, emotional problems, problems with children, marital or family problems, and problems with drugs or alcohol are examples of troubles that often feel overwhelming. Usually they can be greatly relieved with the right kind of help.
How Will Using the Employee Assistance Program Affect My Job?
The Employee Assistance Program and your follow-up treatment will assist you to deal with your problems. This, in turn, can enhance your job performance. Beyond these indirect results, no other employee needs to know about your use of the program unless you desire and authorize it.
To Whom Might I Be Directed for Additional Help?
Counselors, psychiatrists, and community agencies offering individual, marital and family counseling; specialists in financial counseling; attorneys; mediation specialists; medical doctors; and drug and alcohol treatment programs are examples of services that may be recommended.
Our providers are all licensed Behavioral Health Professionals and comprise a multidisciplinary treatment team.
Employee Assistance Program
Available through Western Maryland Health System
Behavioral Health Services
HELP IS ONLY A CALL AWAY
Holidays, Weekends & After Hours: 240-964-1399
for contact with Crisis Counselor