Mental Health Resources

The below programs include benefits for mental health services and may be available to you through your UW System employment. Review the eligibility sections to determine which resources you and your family members are eligible for.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Eligibility: Employees and their household family members*
  • Cost: Access to EAP services is employer-paid. There is no cost to you or your household family members for using mental health services through this program.
  • Description: This program provides up to six in-person or virtual visits per person per issue per calendar year. Services are confidential and intended to help with mild to moderate symptoms for various mental health and well-being topics (including but not limited to anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and stress).
  • Contact Information:

*Graduate Assistants and Student Help employees have similar services available through their institution’s student health services.

State Group Health Insurance Program

  • Eligibility: Employees enrolled in State Group Health Insurance, their covered spouse, and dependent children.
  • Cost: Services are covered based on your health insurance plan design. There may be out-of-pocket costs for using mental health services through this program.
  • Description: This program provides confidential mental health services directly by your primary care physician or specialist. Services provided are intended to treat mild to severe symptoms for various mental health and well-being topics (including but not limited to anxiety, depression, and stress).
  • Contact Information: Services are covered by the health insurance carrier you selected when you enrolled.
    • Contact your primary care physician for additional information or
    • Contact your health insurance carrier to help you locate in-network providers that can assist with mental health services

Well Wisconsin Program

  • Eligibility: Employees enrolled in State Group Health Insurance and their covered spouse.
  • Cost: Services are employer-paid. There is no cost to you or your covered spouse for using mental health services through this program.
  • Description: Certified WebMD Health Coaches are available for confidential one-on-one conversations to support mild symptoms for various mental health and well-being topics (including but not limited to anxiety, depression, and stress).
  • Contact Information: Services are administered by WebMD, the Well Wisconsin Program administrator. Contact WebMD at (800) 821-6591 or access their resources online at webmdhealth.com/wellwisconsin.

 

Additional Information

Below is a mental health resources chart as well as a few brief flyers with facts and information on mental illness from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

Updated: 07/21/2022