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The Ohio State Employee Assistance Program

The Ohio State Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is an important component of Your Plan for Health. For benefits-eligible faculty, staff and their eligible family and household members, EAP provides tools and resources to help address mental health and emotional well-being.

Get started by logging in to EAP with the username "buckeyes"
or learn more about the Ohio State EAP

Managing the impacts of COVID-19? We're here to help.

View the latest EAP webinars for tips on how to manage the stress and changes that are related to COVID-19.

For information related to the Coronavirus, visit the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center website.

Below are additional resources from the Ohio Department of Health with information from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention

How to Talk To Your Kids About Coronavirus

Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19

COVID-19 and Stigma

How does the EAP work?

The Ohio State EAP provides up to five complimentary counseling sessions, consultation, crisis response and training by licensed, experienced mental health professionals. Counseling experiences are kept strictly confidential, as required by law.

Mental health or substance use emergency
If you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health or substance use emergency, please call 9-1-1.

How do I access the Employee Assistance Program?

You can schedule an appointment for in person, video or phone counseling by contacting one of our live counselors, available 24/7 at . Counselors are available through the OSU Health Plan and through our partner, IMPACT Solutions.

For non-urgent inquiries email eap@osumc.edu. For online service requests for counseling or daily living services, click here, enter “buckeyes” as username and click “Sign In”, then choose the “help” icon.

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How can the Ohio State EAP help me?

The OSU Employee Assistance Program offers multiple ways to connect with confidential counseling resources:

  • Depression, anxiety and mental health issues
  • Substance abuse concerns
  • Stress management strategies
  • Conflict resolution
  • Relationship skill development
  • Dealing with grief and change
  • Referrals to community resources
  • Employee emergency fund for short term financial crisis
  • Five complimentary EAP sessions per occurrence

Work/Life Services Provided by the EAP

  • Legal consultations and referrals
  • Financial counseling
  • Elder care resources and referrals
  • Mindfulness coaching (telephonic)
  • Online child care locator
  • Identify theft recovery
  • Online webinars 

Live, immediate assistance 24/7

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