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Counseling services are designed to enhance wellness in the workplace by improving the emotional health of employees.
What is the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)?
The EAP is a package of counseling services that an employer offers as a benefit to employees and their family members to help them address a wide range of personal problems that can affect job performance. Counseling services are designed to enhance wellness in the workplace by improving the emotional health of employees. EAP packages can be customized to meet the individual needs of employers.
How can your workplace benefit from an EAP?
An employee’s personal problems can have a negative effect on performance, which directly impacts a company’s efficiency. Employers who offer employees an EAP improve their company’s productivity, efficiency, and safety. Having an EAP is a win-win situation for both employees and employers.
What are the typical employee problems?
Marital, family, and relationship problems; depression; anxiety; stress; alcohol or drug abuse; legal and financial difficulties; and parenting are all typical areas in which employees seek help. All counseling is focused on finding solutions.
Who is eligible?
Most companies who offer a program make services available free of charge to employees and their legal dependents. Usually an employer has prepaid a designated number of visits, often three to five. Once the prepaid visits are used, the cost of additional visits of other services may be covered under the employee’s health plan. If not, they are the responsibility of the employee. In these instances, the EAP professional will discuss available options with the employee before proceeding with additional services or providing a referral to other services.
Who staffs the EAP?
Munson’s Behavioral Health Services professional team of licensed, mental health, chemical dependency counselors, and social workers staff the program.
What about privacy?
All services are confidential. EAP staff will not share any information regarding a person’s involvement with the EAP without that person’s knowledge and consent, except in specified situations that are required by law. The obvious abuse of an elderly or minor dependent would be one example. If employees are concerned about the requirements, they are urged to talk with the counselor about the exceptions.
What if I work for Munson Medical Center?
Munson Medical Center offers its employees an EAP benefit, which includes screening, assessment, referral, and short-term counseling of up to six sessions per year. Family members also receive up to six free counseling sessions per year.
Click here for more information, or call Munson Behavioral Health Services at (231) 935-6382 or 1-800-662-6766.
Munson Behavioral Health Services is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and is licensed by the Michigan Department of Consumer & Industry Services.