Welcome to the UAB Employee Assistance & Counseling Center

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE: The UAB EACC is closed to in-person appointments; however, counselors will continue to provide counseling services via telemental health/distance counseling.

  • If you are a current EACC client with a scheduled appointment, your counselor will reach out to you by email to confirm your appointment. Please respond within 24 hours of your appointment. The email will indicate you have a secure message and prompt you to create a login and password to access the information. If you want to cancel your appointment, please call 205-934-2281. Services will be provided using the HIPAA compliant video teleconferencing application Zoom.
  • If you are a new client, please complete the intake paperwork and our program coordinator will call you within 24 to 48 hours (M-F) to schedule an appointment for a telephone triage/intake.
  • Please note urgent client matters will be given first priority for follow-up appointments.
  • Clients experiencing a mental health emergency or crisis should go to the UAB Emergency Department (ED), the UAB Highlands ED, or the nearest ED for immediate assistance. You may also access these emergency resources.
  • If you need to speak with your counselor, leave a message on our voicemail, and they will respond within one business day. If you have a counseling emergency, you can reach the EACC on-call counselor through UAB Connect at 205-934-3411.

Download Resources and Referrals for use during UAB Limited Business Model (PDF) for a list of mental health services you may access during limited business operations. Download Stay Calm & Reduce Fear to learn what you need to know about COVID-19 and mental health. Supervisors — download How to Support Employees during the COVID-19 Pandemic for tips on helping employees during this time. 

UAB Employee Assistance & Counseling Center offers free, confidential support services for UAB 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 designed to help you identify, understand and resolve work-related and personal issues to help you achieve a successful work/life integration. Available services include individual, couples and family counseling, financial advisement, educational and stress management programs and access to a collection to online resources.

For more information about our licensed mental health professionals and financial counselor, contact UAB EACC at 205-934-2281, or email uabeacc@uabmc.edu. For information on benefits for Homewood City School System employees, go to uab.edu/eacc/homewood.

In crisis? Text UAB to 741-741 to connect anonymously with a crisis counselor. Through a partnership with the National Crisis Text Line, UAB EACC and UAB Student Counseling Services offer free, confidential support with a live, trained crisis counselor to UAB students, employees and members of their immediate household. This service is free and accessible 24/7.