Megan Gonzalez
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Human Resources
Phone: 816-235-6401


Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

As an employee, you are our most important resource, and the University of Missouri cares about your personal and professional well-being.

The Employee Assistance Program is available to all faculty, staff and their dependents beginning April 1, 2014. 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. Employee’s also receive access to a wide range of resources regarding the work and life topics of interest to you and your family.

Counseling Sessions:
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.

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.

Website Resources:
Visit the Saint Luke’s Lifewise EAP website to access articles, interactive content, self assessments, online seminars and more.

Company Code: UMKC


If you need to discuss a matter with the employee relations staff, we will maintain confidentiality in a manner consistent with state and federal regulations. Some situations may require further investigation or consultation with other campus representatives. In such cases, employees will be consulted and information will only be shared with other individuals on a need-to-know basis.