Inside Iowa State
Nov. 21, 1997
Employee assistance program expanded
ISU employees have access to expanded Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services under a new agreement.
Under a 5-year contract, The Richmond Center for Community Mental Health Services and McFarland Clinic's department of mental health collaboratively will provide services to ISU employees, said Carla Espinoza, assistant vice president for human resource services.
The EAP benefits are designed to give employees resources to help identify and resolve personal or work-related problems at an early stage. An ISU advisory committee helped identify the types of services that should be included in the contract.
The services are provided to eligible ISU employees and their families at no cost, and benefits complement the medical health care plans that are available to employees.
"The well-being of ISU employees has long been one of ISU's highest priorities. I believe this contract continues ISU's tradition of providing excellent health care opportunities for employees," Espinoza said.
Features of the new EAP contract include:
The new EAP contract took effect Nov. 1. ISU employees can access these services by contacting The Richmond Center at 232-5811.
- Up to three no-cost assessment and consultation sessions provided confidentially by one of 14 licensed therapists.
- Extensive referral networks to help employees access ongoing treatment, if desired.
- Crisis and emergency services available at all times.
- Convenient business hours, including evenings and Saturday mornings, for EAP appointments.
- Office locations in Ames, Boone and Jefferson.
- Access to EAP services statewide, to include off-campus employees
- Expanded wellness education opportunities.
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