UAB Employee Assistance & Counseling Center
Services for UAB Highlands Employees


UAB Employee Assistance & Counseling Center offers confidential support services for UAB Highlands Hospital employees and members of their immediate household. A dedicated team of certified counselors, an extensive collection of online resources and a schedule of programs and events are all designed to help you identify, understand and resolve work-related and personal issues to help you achieve successful work/life integration.

Explore the tabs below for information on EACC services available to UAB Highlands employees.

  • Traditional Counseling

    The UAB Employee Assistance and Counseling Center offers individual, couples and family counseling to help UAB Highlands employees and members of their immediate household resolve work-related and personal problems. Our staff includes counselors specializing in marriage and family counseling, play therapy, group counseling, alcohol and drug abuse aftercare, EMDR, critical incident stress management, aging and caregiver issues, employee assistance, career counseling, art therapy and more.

  • Financial Counseling

    Need financial guidance but not sure where to start? An individualized financial wellness counseling session will help you gain a better understanding of your financial situation, while teaching you the best options for managing your finances and paying off debt.

    The Employee Assistance & Counseling Center offers a variety of personalized services to help you take control of your finances. A financial wellness counselor will work with you to develop a personal financial assessment by analyzing your income, expenses, assets and liabilities.

    • To schedule a one-on-one meeting with a financial wellness specialist, call 1-877-872-2327 or 205-934-2281.
    • For more information, visit the EACC's Financial Wellness page.
  • Tobacco Cessation

    The UAB Employee Assistance & Counseling Center provides four free nicotine counseling sessions per employee per calendar year. The sessions are conducted by licensed mental health professionals either in one-on-one or group counseling sessions. These tobacco cessation sessions are offered in addition to the free benefit of 12 counseling sessions per year.

    • To schedule a one-on-one counseling session, call 1-877-872-2327 or 205-934-2281.
    • For more information, visit the EACC's Tobacco Cessation page.
  • Newsletters

    The UAB Employee Assistance & Counseling Center provides UAB Highlands employees and managers with a monthly newsletter addressing stress and trauma and the in the workplace. View archived issues below.

     

    Employee Newsletters

     

    Managers Newsletters

     
  • Programs & Events

    The UAB Employee Assistance & Counseling Center supports you in achieving successful work-life integration in all areas of life by providing informational classes, support groups, and psycho-educational and stress management programs including gentle yoga. Classes are offered at no cost to HCS employees and members of their immediate household.

    In addition to its regular program schedule, EACC offers seminars exclusively for UAB Highlands managers and staff — click on the image for information on the next "Leading through Trauma" event.

    • For a complete schedule of upcoming events, visit the EACC's Programs & Events page
    • For more information on support group services, visit the EACC's Support Groups page.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to public health concerns related to the COVID-19 outbreak, the UAB Employee Assistance and Counseling Center has cancelled all in-person events. Explore upcoming virtual events on the EACC Calendar.