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The University's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider, Deer Oaks EAP Services, is available to all UH benefits-eligible employees and their dependents. EAP services are confidential and offered at no cost both virtually and in-person in several locations throughout the Houston area. 

Available 24/7, you and your dependents are entitled to 3 free counseling sessions per issue per year. Well-versed in helping clients of all ages, Deer Oaks professionals provide counseling sessions for all types of life concerns. Some of the most common reasons that employees contact the EAP are:

  • Stress & Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Alcohol/Drug problems
  • Parenting & Family Concerns
  • Couples & Relationship Issues
  • Unexplained Irritability
  • Grief or Bereavement
  • Anger Management
  • Change & Life Transitions
  • Work Conflicts
  • Communication Skills
  • Loneliness & Isolation

Deer Oaks EAP also provides tools and/or referrals for the following and more:

  • Childcare and Eldercare
  • Legal and Financial Issues
  • Concierge Services
  • Savings Center Discounts
  • Free Interactive Online Simple Will
  • Free ID Recovery Services
  • One-time emergency ride reimbursement
  • Monthly newsletters

To learn more and access your UH EAP benefits directly, visit Deer Oaks EAP Services. You may also login in here (user name & passcode: UHMC) or call toll-free 1-888-993-7650. On the go access EAP services through the iConnect You app (passcode: 230179).



Additional Mental Health Benefits 

BCBSTX HealthSelect also provides mental health benefits, including Virtual Visits. For help finding in-network providers, visit www.healthselectoftexas.com or call a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas Personal Health Assistant toll-free at (800) 252-8039 (TTY: 711), Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturday, 7 a. m. – 3 p.m. CT.



iConnect You Information

EAP: What to Expect

EAP: Fact Sheet

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