Effective July 1, 2012, Deer Oaks EAP Services became the new Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider.   All eligible employees and household members are able to receive up to six (6) confidential short-term counseling visits, per participant, per issue, per year.  This is a pre-paid benefit that is no cost to you. 


The EAP is not only free to all qualified employees and their households, but it is also confidential.    Deer Oaks clinicians are well versed in helping clients of all ages, from children to the elderly.  Providers are accessible at numerous locations throughout the area.


The EAP can assist with many different types of issues and concerns. Among these are stress, depression, anxiety, workplace difficulties, substance abuse, marital problems, family or parenting conflicts, grief, violence and unhealthy life styles. The EAP can also provide additional help with tools and referrals such as:


·        Childcare and Eldercare Resources 

·        Financial and Legal Resources

·        Child and Parenting Resources

·        Retiree Assistance Resources

·        College Resources

·        Moving Resources


Deer Oaks EAP is available when you need them, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  *The EAP will also coordinate with the Phoenix Union High School Districts healthcare plans, for cases that require treatment under your medical benefit.

*Note:  Participants are triaged via phone interview to determine the appropriateness of the issue for EAP (Short term counseling).   If EAP is deemed the appropriate course of action, the EAP will release 3 sessions and then an additional 3 sessions following a case review.  If long term therapy is recommended during the initial triage call or after the 3-session case review, the EAP will no longer apply and counseling would need to be coordinated through your medical insurance.


For more information, or to obtain a referral to a provider near you, please call Deer Oaks EAP toll-free at 1-866-327-2400Online tools area vailable at www.deeroaks.com using login and password PUHSDEAP.