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New Employee Assistance Program Offers Free Counseling

March 31st, 2014 · No Comments · Health and Wellness, Human Resources, News

UMKC HR2[The following was provided by the Human Resources Department.]

As an employee, you are our most important resource and the University of Missouri cares about your personal and professional wellbeing. Therefore, we are pleased to announce the establishment of a new benefit: an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

This benefit is available to all faculty, staff and their families beginning today, April 1. The UM System’s Total Rewards and UMKC Human Resources departments have partnered with Saint Luke’s Health System in Kansas City to provide this service to you for free. Their staff of professional counselors is trained to help with issues related to family or relationship difficulties, stress, depression, anxiety, substance abuse problems, work concerns and financial problems.

Employees are eligible for up to three phone or in-person counseling sessions for any personal issue. If you need more sessions, you can be referred to an outside service provider. In addition, you have access to more than 5,000 online articles and 500 videos about health topics.

Visit for more information. The username is UMKC and password is EAP. Schedule your appointment today by calling 816-931-3073 or toll-free at 1-800-327-1223 during business hours: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.

There are five offices in the Greater Kansas City area and more than 40,000 network providers nationwide. Evening appointments are available and emergencies are responded to 24/7. Situations that require referrals for on-going care can be coordinated through the EAP counselor.