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Employee Assistance Program

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Lehigh University has a strong commitment to the health, safety, and welfare of its faculty and staff members and their families. When a personal problem poses the potential to disrupt your personal and work life, Lehigh encourages you to take advantage of the Employee Assistance Program.

Benefit Details

Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) are designed to assist employees during a variety of difficult times. Lehigh’s is managed by Uprise Health (formerly Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH)) and is available to eligible employees and any of their dependents who could benefit from their services.

The EAP provides confidential access to professional counseling services for help in confronting such personal problems as:

  • Alcohol and other substance abuse
  • Marital and family difficulties
  • Financial or legal troubles
  • Emotional distress

Services include:

  • Problem assessment
  • Short-term counseling (Three assessment/brief service counseling sessions per incident at no cost to the employee)
  • Referral to appropriate community and private services
  • The Uprise Health website (enter access code "lehigh")

For More Information

Should I use my behavioral health benefits through Capital Blue Cross or access the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)?

This is a common question because the services provided by both can overlap a bit. The EAP would be recommended and suitable for more acute, short-term needs, as the program provides up to three free counseling sessions and valuable resources. If you feel that your concerns will not be appropriately addressed with only three sessions or the other resources available through the EAP, contact Capital Blue Cross to utilize your managed behavioral health coverage.