Employee Assistance Program
As part of caring for the total well-being of every employee, MedWorks offers an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) designed to provide a highly professional and confidential source of help for employees and members of their immediate families who need assistance with problems that affect personal happiness, family relations and work performance.
Through a partnership with the Saint Joseph Behavioral Medicine Network and Saint Joseph Health System, we are able to provide access to an EAP service for our clients. The Saint Joseph Behavioral Medicine Network is made up of Lexington-based psychiatrists and other professionals who provide these services on a 24-hours a day, seven days a week basis.
Employers who establish EAPs with the expectation that doing so will save dollars as well as salvage valuable employees at risk of termination. As a means of containing employer health care costs, the Saint Joseph Behavioral Medicine Network offers up to eight (8) counseling sessions per employee and/or dependent per year. This can result in decreased costs and increased productivity in the workplace.
Services available include the following:
- Short-term counseling
- Marital problems
- Child/adolescent behavior problems
- Blended families
- Drug and alcohol evaluations/education
- Elder care
- Financial counseling
- Stress management
- Individual emotional problems
- Supervisory training to identify employees having problems
- Training sessions for supervisors/employees tailored to company's needs (sexual harassment, team building, conflict management, etc.)
- Orientation to the EAP for employees
- Newsletter and articles for paycheck stuffers and posters to raise awarensss of services
- "Brown bag" lunches, health fairs or other events on-site at company request
- School problems
- Domestic violence
- Grief counseling
- Legal consultations
- Relationship issues
For more information on the Employee Assistance Program, contact MedWorks at 859.967.5637.
Work Performance Problems
- Mandatory and supervisory referral
- Return-to-Work planning program with appropriate follow-up
- Fitness-for-Duty evaluations
- Drug-free work place support
- Mediation services
- On-site consultation for employee emergencies (available 24-hours/7 days per week)
- Emergent or urgent services at the Network office
- Crisis intervention stress debriefing in response to traumatic work place events
- Crisis intervention for threats of violence
For more information on Work Performance Problems, contact The Saint Joseph Behavioral Medicine Network at 859.224.2022 or 800.455.5579.