Mental Health Referrals
If you are looking for a referral, the counselors at the Employee Assistance Program are here to help you.
- Call 512-471-3366 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and describe the specialization or concern you would like to address, the part of town that is most convenient, and any other characteristics that are important to you. The EAP counselor can give you contact information for therapists who are on your insurance plan along with suggestions for getting started in therapy.
- Make an appointment to discuss options for referrals. When you meet with a counselor about referrals you will learn the differences in types of providers, identify questions to ask potential providers and develop realistic expectations for counseling or other supportive services. We will take into consideration specific needs and can recommend a provider on your insurance panel.
- Find a behavioral health provider on your insurance plan. Outpatient mental health counseling with a preferred provider requires a copay of $30 per session. Outpatient counseling with a provider that is not on the panel is covered at 60% of usual and customary charges after a $750 per person deductible.
- Selecting a therapist that is right for you is important and can be confusing. The Choosing a therapist webpage provides guidance.
If you are interested in virtual online psychiatry or therapy go to MDLive at MDLive.com/bcbstx or 888-680-8646. No copay is required for MDLive visits.
|Behavioral Concerns and COVID-19 Advice Line (BCCAL)|
|Program||Behavioral Concerns Advice Line (BCAL)|
|Description||Contact BCAL is you are worried about a student, staff or faculty and aren't sure what to do. Trained staff members are available 24 hours a day to assist the caller in exploring available options and strategies. Callers can remain anonymous. Confidentiality will be maintained as much as possible, however the university may be required to release some information to appropriate parties. You can call or submit you concerns online.|
|Healthpoint Occupational Health (OHP)|
|Program||HealthPoint Occupational Health (OHP)|
In order to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to help keep our employees safe, it is important that employees and managers report symptoms and testing, regardless of test results, to OHP as soon as possible.
|Healthpoint Wellness Program|
|Program||HealthPoint Wellness Program|
|Description||Provides wellness opportunities in the form of fitness classes, wellness challenges, speakers, training opportunities and more. These wellness opportunities are available virtually.|
|Description||Virtual visits with doctors anytime, anywhere 24/7 for non-emergency medical and behavioral issues including Primary care, pediatrics, emergency medicine, and family medicine, therapists, psychiatrists, and licensed counselors. Covered by UT Select and Academic Blue, requires no copay.|
|Description||A work/life benefit, provided by The University of Texas at Austin, available to all benefits eligible employees and their household members. LifeCare provides personalized assistance with life's most important issues including childcare and parenting, adult care and aging, and financial and legal concerns.|
|Staff Emergency Fund|
|Program||Staff Emergency Fund|
|Description||Provides limited financial assistance when staff are unable to meet immediate, essential expenses because of a temporary hardship related to an emergency.|
|Description||Assists faculty with any work-related difficulty, including interpersonal conflict or misunderstandings, as well as academic or administrative concerns.|
|Description||Assists staff in navigating interpersonal and group conflicts, communication coaching, and university related concerns.|
|Conflict Managment and Dispute Resolution Office|
|Program||Conflict Managment and Dispute Resolution Office|
|Description||Assists staff with formal and informal mediation, coaching, facilitated discussion or principled negotiation. Guides current staff who want to file a complaint through the University Staff Grievance process.|
|Strategic Workforce Solutions|
|Program||Strategic Workforce Solutions|
|Description||Consults with staff in colleges, schools and administrative units regarding performance management, conflict resolution, flexible workplace and staffing strategies, employee morale and satisfaction and departmental effectiveness.|
|Description||This site gathers disability resources housed within the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement and around campus.|
|Inclusive Campus Support|
|Program||Inclusive Campus Support|
|Description||Students, staff, and faculty can talk with a peer about campus climate experiences, best practices in organizational or departmental program planning, and receive personalized resource information.|
|Health Care Worker Mental Health COVID-19 Hotline|
|Program||Health Care Worker Mental Health COVID-19 Hotline|
|Description||Connects DMS faculty, UT Health Austin staff and Contact tracing volunteers with counseling services from psychiatrists, psychiatry residents and volunteer licensed mental health professionals. This link is only available to faculty/staff with DMS intranet access.|
|Academic Personnel Services|
|Program||Academic Personnel Services|
|Description||Provides members of the university community guidance and support on a number of academic staff and faculty-related topics, such as hiring, leave, and promotion and tenure.|
|Description||Continues to offer ways for the campus community to stay physically active through a variety of activities, programs and services. Virtual offerings also available (i.e. recorded workout videos, at-home workout plans).|
|Well-being in Learning Environments|
|Program||Well-being in Learning Environments|
|Description||A project that works with faculty to embed wellness into classrooms.|
|CMHC presentations for your class or group|
|Program||CMHC presentations for your class or group|
|Description||Drop in presentations for your face to face or virtual class on a variety of health and well-being topics.|
|Description||Training and information for faculty, staff and students to encourage intervention in potentially high-risk situations including students in distress. Go to website to schedule a workshop.|
|Resources for Mental Health and COVID-19 compiled by the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health|
|Program||Resources for Mental Health and COVID-19 compiled by the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health|
|Description||This is a webpage maintained by the Hogg Foundation with links to various mental health resources. Categories include General, Children and Youth, Older Adults, Caregivers, Immediate Response, Clinicians, Webinars & Events.|
|Description||Provides localized information about resources for paying for paying housing bills, finding food and other essential services.|
|Phone Number||Call 211|
|CK-12 and Learn at Home|
|Program||CK-12 and Learn at Home|
|Description||Online resources for homeschooling, during the pandemic.|
|Capital Area Counseling|
|Program||Capital Area Counseling|
|Description||Low cost and sliding scale individual counseling|
|National Suicide Prevention Lifeline|
|Program||National Suicide Prevention Lifeline|
|Description||The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.|
|Description||Trans Lifeline is a grassroots hotline offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis - for the trans community, by the trans community.|
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Phone line is not answered during the lunch hour of 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. However, sessions can be scheduled during the lunch hour or until 6:00 p.m. upon request.
Crisis (After-Hours Only): 512-471-3399