All Western University of Health Sciences full-time students have direct access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for Students through OptumHealth. Under this Employee Assistance Program for Students, you and any member of your immediate household are eligible for up to five (5) free counseling sessions for each “incident” or situation.
Counseling services may be accessed by telephone, via the web, or face-to-face. These confidential services consist of a series of tools and resources designed to help WesternU students learn new and useful techniques for dealing with stress, anxiety, depression and other common challenges.
Some of the services available include:
Free 30 minute consultation
Referral to legal specialists
Emotional Well Being
Stress and Depression
Grief and Loss
Help with credit reports
Dealing with delinquent payments
Parenting & Child Care
Becoming a parent/exploring adoption
Child care options and referrals
Strategies for working parents
Substance Abuse & Recovery
Support groups/community services
Work and School Issues
Visit OptumHealth’s EAP for Students website and click the “Find Out More” button.
In order to access services, you must contact OptumHealth at (800) 234-5465 before beginning any treatment.This is important because a brief initial telephone conversation will help ensure you that you obtain access to the most appropriate provider for your needs. The PBH provider network includes psychologists and other licensed clinical providers.
If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide or need to speak with a professional 24-hours a day you may call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
For urgent concerns:
OptumHealth Counseling – Available 24/7 800-234-5465
Lonny Bevill, MA, MFT
For an appointment with our on-site counselor:
Office Location and Hours:
Twin Oaks Suite A-2 (across Mullins Drive from COMP-Northwest)
Wednesday: 12:00-7:00 p.m.