Hunterdon Behavioral Health’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a FREE, confidential counseling and referral program to help employees resolve personal problems.
Hunterdon Behavioral Health partners with local companies who offer this service as an employee benefit. The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) focuses on early intervention before problems can impact an employee’s job performance.
Who can use the EAP?
The EAP is available to employees and their eligible family members, including spouses or partners, children, parents, siblings or other relatives who are members of the employee’s household.
Employees and their families may contact the EAP directly or may be referred by supervisors to resolve job performance issues.
What services are available through the EAP?
The EAP provides short-term counseling to help employees resolve a wide range of personal issues, including:
- Physical illness
- Marital and family difficulties
- Work related problems
- Substance abuse
- Psychiatric disorders
- Relationship difficulties
- Eating disorders
- Life transitions
- Grief and loss
The EAP offers the opportunity for the employee to speak confidentially with a professional counselor who will discuss the situation, help identify the problem, and work with the employee to resolve the issue at hand. If necessary, the counselor can refer employees to other appropriate community resources.
Hunterdon Behavioral Health’s Employee Assistance Program offers:
- Experienced psychotherapists with professional degrees
- Same day appointments for crisis calls
- Supervisory training program
- Unlimited telephone consultation for supervisors
- Extensive referral resources
- On-site critical incident stress debriefing
- Mediation services between workgroups
What typically takes place at an EAP appointment?
At the initial appointment, the employee will meet with an EAP counselor to discuss the situation. The counselor will collaborate with the employee to develop a personal plan of action to resolve the issue. This plan may include follow-up consultations, if necessary. In some cases, the counselor may refer the employee to other professionals for follow up.
The EAP counselor will provide feedback to the employer as to whether the employee attended the counseling session and if he or she accepted the counselor’s recommendations.
In many cases, one or two visits with an EAP counselor are sufficient to resolve a problem.
How much does it cost?
There is no charge for EAP services.
If the EAP counselor recommends additional professional health, the employee’s health insurance may cover most of the cost. However, should additional professional help be required which is not covered by insurance, the EAP counselor will recommend a course of action that is in line with the employee’s ability to pay. Getting effective health is always a good investment.
Where can I find EAP services?
Hunterdon Behavioral Health offers seven convenient locations for EAP services.
Hunterdon Medical Center
2100 Wescott Drive
Phillips-Barber Family Health Center
72 Alexander Avenue
Delaware Valley Family Health Center
200 Frenchtown Road
Branchburg Family Health Center
2143 South Branch Road
Riverfield Family Health Center
1738 Route 31 North
Hunterdon Health and Wellness Center
536 Route 22 East
How do I make an appointment?
Call 908-788-6369 for an EAP appointment at a location that’s convenient to you.
Hong Chen, MDPsychiatrist
Everett H. Hill, MDPsychiatrist
Gem-Estelle M. Lucas, DOPsychiatrist
Mukesh D. Patel, MDPsychiatrist
Christine E. Skotzko, MDPsychiatrist
Mary Ann Foley-Mayer, APN-CAdvanced Practice Nurse
Cynthia J. Tholis, NP-CNurse Practitioner
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Ellen Gantner, Psy.D
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