UAB Employee Assistance and Counseling Center Services

 Services for Employees | Services for Managers | Confidentiality | Eligibility & Benefits | Programs

Services for Employees:

Employee Assistance and Counseling Center services include individual, couples, and family counseling to assist in clarifying issues, exploring options, and finding solutions, as well as educational programs to support successful work-life integration.  We help people work through many issues, including:

  • Stress at work or home
  • Couples, relationship or family problems
  • Parenting
  • Alcohol or drug addiction
  • Smoking
  • Grief and loss
  • Loneliness
  • Communication problems
  • Depression or mood swings
  • Eating disorders
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Stress related to physical or mental illness
  • Stress related to finances.
  • Divorce

Because the Employee Assistance and Counseling Center is provided as a benefit for employees, UAB Employee Assistance and Counseling Center services are available at no cost to employees and their immediate household members.

Call the UAB Employee Assistance and Counseling Center at 205.934.2281 or 1.877.872.2327 (toll-free within Alabama) between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday to schedule an appointment with one of our counselors.

We also offer confidential, anonymous Online Mental Health Screening link to  for depression, eating disorders alcoholism, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder

For more information about upcoming programs from the UAB Employee Assistance and Counseling Center, see Programs.

Services for Managers

The Employee Assistance and Counseling Center also provides consultation and/or training to support supervisors in working effectively with employees who are experiencing performance problems in the workplace that may be related to problems in their personal lives.  A referral to the Employee Assistance and Counseling Center allows the supervisor to concentrate on the performance problem while our staff assists the employee with possible underlying personal issues.   A referral to the Employee Assistance and Counseling Center is not part of nor should it replace progressive disciplinary procedures.  Most employees will come to the Employee Assistance and Counseling Center willingly if a supervisor suggests that they do so.  Consult with a Employee Assistance and Counseling Center counselor and your HR Department or UAB HR Consultant to learn more about this process. Telephone the Employee Assistance and Counseling Center when you have referred an employee to us and we will ask the employee if he or she is willing to sign a limited release of information to let you know if the appointment was kept, if the employee is motivated and if the employee is making progress.   No information is released without the employee’s consent.

Call the UAB Employee Assistance and Counseling Center at 205.934.2281 or 1.877.872.2327 (toll-free within Alabama) between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday to speak to a counselor or to schedule an appointment.

Confidentiality

Every consultation with the UAB Employee Assistance and Counseling Center is strictly confidential. Records related to your visits are stored off site and available only to Employee Assistance and Counseling Center staff. Information is not available for nor included in personnel records.  Information about you is protected by law and not released to supervisors, coworkers, friends or family without specific permission approved by you in writing.  Exceptions to this are dictated by law in cases such as risk of harm to self or others.

Eligibility and Benefits

For details about the services available to you:

Programs

The UAB Employee Assistance and Counseling Center supports you in your quest for health in all areas of your life through informative classes and seminars. Classes are offered at no cost and are open to all eligible employees and members of their immediate household.  Visit Programs for a list of current and upcoming programs.

 

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