There are two ways to be referred to the EAP:
The EAP is an employee benefit that is separate from the health insurance and is already paid for by the employer. There is no charge to the employee for the assessment process that the EAP provides. At the first interview, called the assessment, you will describe your problem(s) to a licensed trained specialist. If the problem cannot be resolved within three sessions, we will provide an appropriate referral. We will first consider your insurance coverage to determine what is, or isn’t covered prior to making a referral. Our EAP assessors are well acquainted with established reputable community programs, which offer assistance at no charge, or charge based on one’s ability to pay.
Our EAP policy statement provides procedures that guarantee each individual’s right to privacy under federal and state laws. References of a personal nature will not be placed in an employee’s file, nor will participation in the EAP jeopardize job security or advancement. Family members using the program will be assured that no reference of a personal nature will be disclosed.
Because problems don’t just happen on weekdays between 8 am and 5 pm, CommunityCare EAP counselors are available 24 hours a day, through a local and 800 number. The 24 hour help-line is staffed by Master’s-level clinicians.
If you need help, information, or want to talk to a counselor, please click here access our contact page.