Employee Assistance Program & Behavioral Health Coverage
Each Plan Design Option includes access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Services are available through the EAP for all University employees enrolled in the Employee Health Care Plan, their enrolled dependents, and other family members residing in the employee's household.
Services can be obtained through the EAP by calling (801) 587-9319 or (800) 926-9619.
Behavioral Health Benefits must be accessed through the EAP for the maximum benefit. The EAP will be the first point of contact for those seeking help. If the individual’s needs are beyond the scope of the EAP, the individual will be referred to an appropriate Behavioral Health Provider. If the individual does not coordinate care through the EAP, coverage is reduced.
- The University of Utah Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) is a confidential counseling service that provides assistance with a variety of personal concerns.
- Common concerns include stress, anxiety or depression, personal and emotional issues, marital, relationship and family counseling, grief or loss, substance abuse or other addictions.
- The EAP can also provide advice and referrals to help resolve financial or legal difficulties and senior care assistance.
- Behavioral Health benefits are available for mental health needs and chemical dependency.
- EAP counselors are available during regular and extended hours, and Crisis Line support is available 24/7.
- The University has contracted with Blomquist Hale Consulting, a professional EAP firm, to provide EAP services to our employees and household members. For detailed information, please click on the following link to access the Blomquist Hale Consulting website: www.blomquisthale.com
- The EAP’s licensed clinicians use a brief, solution-focused therapy model to resolve problems quickly. Using this approach, you learn to identify core issues and how to create and participate in a long-term solution.
- The services provided by the EAP are free to the employee (and their dependents), with no co-payment, deductible or insurance approval required. There is no set limit on the number of sessions provided through the EAP counselors.
- When needs exceed the scope of what is typically provided by the EAP, individuals are referred to appropriate Behavioral health network providers.
- Confidentially is guaranteed to all participants. The EAP practices strict adherence to all professional, state and federal privacy guidelines.