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Inside Iowa State
Sept. 6, 1996

ISU employee assistance program offered through Mary Greeley

by Diana Pounds
Iowa State employees who need assistance with professional or personal problems should contact Mary Greeley Medical Center's Employee Assessment and Referral program.

ISU officials recently contracted with Greeley to provide "employee assistance program" (EAP) services to faculty and staff. Such programs enable employees to receive help for a variety of problems, including alcohol and drug abuse, gambling addiction or eating disorders.

Office hours for the new Mary Greeley program are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Evening and weekend appointments are available as well. Call 239-2642 for an appointment or visit the Social Services Department at Mary Greeley Medical Center.

EAP professionals, including licensed psychologists, in the Assessment and Referral program may refer ISU employees to other health care providers for follow-up services or medical care, said Carla Espinoza, assistant vice president for Human Resource Services.

While Mary Greeley personnel have been informed of the health care and counseling providers available through ISU insurance policies, faculty and staff who receive referrals should be sure to contact their insurance carriers to find out the extent of their benefits and to get authorization, Espinoza said. In some cases, authorization may require referral by a primary care physician.

The new Greeley program will be similar to Iowa State's Employee Assistance Program. The EAP office closed in early August due to the resignation of the program coordinator Charlene Gooch.

For more information, contact Espinoza, 4-9350.

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