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Making an Appointment with the EAP

Making an Appointment with the EAP

Employees and immediate family members can contact us at 866-724-4327. Employees can also complete and submit the appropriate form below to request an appointment. We ask that family members call us directly to set up an appointment.  For urgent matters, or if you have not heard back from us in one business day, please call us at 866-724-4327.   Thank you.

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM and by Special Appointment outside of Office Hours.
Crisis Response-24 hour on-call services by EAP Staff

Types of Appointments the EAP Offers

In-Person, Telephone & Video
Interpretive Services: Please let the EAP know if you need any Interpretive Services, including a specific Language or American Sign Language.

What to do Before your First Appointment

Once your appointment is scheduled, The EAP will send you some forms (such as our Client Questionnaire and Statement of Understanding/Confidentiality) in advance. These forms allow the counselor to gather important information to begin to understand the reason you are coming to the EAP. Having these forms completed and returned to the EAP prior to your appointment will help make your first appointment most efficient and successful.

What to Expect when you have an Appointment with the EAP

Length of Appointment

Appointments are scheduled in one-hour blocks

What Happens at the Appointment?

During your first meeting, the counselor will gather information, evaluate your needs and work with you to identify options for assistance, and develop a plan of action. Follow-up appointments are made as necessary.

Statement of Understanding and Consent to EAP Services, Email and Telehealth Services

Mass General Brigham Assistance Program Statement of Understanding and Consent to EAP Services, Email and Telehealth Services

Mass General Brigham Assistance Program Consent to Services
The Mass General Brigham Employee, Trainee and Student Assistance Program, herein after in this agreement shall be named the “Program”. Program services may include assessment, brief problem solving and referral. The Program Counselor will work with you to clarify the issues, identify choices, and develop an action plan. Use of the Program is voluntary.
• Participation in the Program does not in any way affect an employee’s job security, (student’s program standing), promotional opportunities, corrective or disciplinary action, or other employment rights.
• Our goal is to be respectful and responsive to cultural and linguistic differences. We are committed to making communication accessible to all people, creating a welcoming environment for all. Interpretive services including American Sign Language are available. Please indicate if you need assistance.
• Our services are provided by trained, licensed professionals with master’s degrees in counseling, psychology or social work, as well as graduate interns in these fields.

Fees: These services are provided at no cost to eligible employees and your immediate family members (this does not include roommates), while you are employed.
• The Program may assist you in locating a resource in your community. It is your responsibility to pay for services provided by resources outside the Program. If you need counseling, the Program will try to match you with a provider that is covered by your insurance plan, but it is your responsibility to determine whether such services are covered by your insurance.
• The Program is not liable for resources provided outside of the Program.
• Once it is agreed upon that your Program services are completed, we will follow-up with you to ask if your service goals were achieved, and at that time your case will be closed. You are welcome to return for services in the future.

Confidentiality: The Program will maintain the confidentiality of your contact with the Program and your Program records, which include the dates and types of services provided to you. Your Program records are kept in secured computer files and in our locked offices. They are not part of the medical record system, personnel files or insurance company records. Emails you send to the program will become part of your Program record. Information about your use of the Program will not be revealed to anyone outside the program except as follows:
1. If we receive your consent in writing;
2. In case of suspected elder, child, disabled and/or nursing home patient abuse or neglect;
3. If the Program determines there is a serious threat to life or safety of self or others, or to the workplace, including patients;
4. The disclosure is required by a court order;
5. If, in our judgment, there is a serious medical emergency which requires immediate medical attention;
6. As required by the Program for independent audit and program evaluation.

Complaints Concerning Harassment and/or Discrimination: The Program is confidential; discussions with the Program counselor regarding concerns of workplace harassment, violation of organization policy or discrimination are not considered official notification to your employer. We recommend that you follow your organization’s policy regarding the reporting of such incidents.

Office Hours and After Hours: Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Evening and early morning appointments are available upon request. If you have an emergency when the office is closed, call 866-724-4327 and follow instructions to page the Program After Hours On-Call Counselor or call 911 and go to your local emergency room.

Your Rights
• The Program complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate, exclude people or treat them differently based on race, color, national origin, age, disability, gender or sexual orientation.
• You may request a copy of your record, but your request may not be granted if we believe access to your record would cause you harm. You have the right to end Program services at any time. We encourage you to speak directly with your counselor if you have concerns or a complaint about any aspect of the Program service. You can also contact the Program Director or Senior Clinical Manager to register your concerns.
• We retain the right to terminate services if we believe you pose a safety risk to our staff; our policy is available upon request.

Information regarding the Program Telehealth Appointment if Applicable
I understand that if I choose to access the Program using a telehealth visit, I am authorizing information about myself to be electronically transmitted in the form of images, voice and data through an interactive electronic connection to and from the Program.
• I understand that a telehealth visit involves the use of electronic (computer) technology and an electronic network. All transmissions are encrypted. The Program does not record these sessions; I agree not to record these sessions either. While these efforts provide strong protections to preserve the security and confidentiality of these transmissions, I understand that no system is 100% secure and I accept the risk that such transmissions may, but will likely not, become viewable by third parties intercepting such transmission.
• I understand that it is my responsibility to ensure that the transmission is not viewed or overheard by third parties with access the device that I am using to receive this transmission.
• I understand the electronic connection may be interrupted during a telehealth visit due to an unavoidable breakdown in technology. If a technology interruption occurs, both parties will try to reconnect. If the connection cannot be made within ten minutes, I understand I can call 866-724-4327 to continue the session via telephone or to reschedule the telehealth appointment.
• I can decide to stop using telehealth visits at any time and elect to be seen in person or be served by other means available from the Program. Also, the Program counselor may decide to stop the telehealth visit if it appears to be detrimental to the service. If circumstances require an urgent or emergency response, Program staff will be prepared to direct me to the appropriate level of care. The Program’s response may include directing me to a local emergency service, hospital or nearby Program office for an in-person assessment to create a plan to maintain safety.

Informed Consent to Use of Email
If you prefer not to authorize the use of email after you set up your appointment with us, we will
continue to use U.S. Mail, fax or the telephone to communicate with you. If you authorize the Program to communicate with me via email the most secure ways for us to communicate with you via email are to stay within the Mass General Brigham firewall using your Mass General Brigham/Partners email or send you an email on your personal account that is encrypted by “send secure”. I understand the use of unsecure/unencrypted email has some risk of interception (being read by others) and I understand these risks.

Program Privacy Notice
Federal law requires that all clients be given a copy of the Program Privacy Notice. The Privacy Notice describes in detail how “protected health information” is used and shared with others. The Program has reserved the right to change the Privacy Notice at any time. Obtain a current copy of the Program Privacy Notice or by contacting the main Program office at 866-724-4327. All reasonable efforts will be made to protect the privacy of Program clients’ protected health information, whether it is maintained on paper or electronically, and regardless of how it is communicated, for example, by email or facsimile.

I understand this Statement, including the confidentiality of the Program and the limitations to confidentiality, and accept it as the terms of my participation in the Program including telehealth visits.

If you have questions about this Statement of Understanding and Consent to EAP Services and Telehealth Services, please call the Program at 866-724-4327.

Mass General Brigham EAP Locations and Directions
Assembly Row
399 Revolution Drive
East Building Office 2nd Floor
Somerville, MA  02145
McLean Hospital
Admissions Building,
Ground Floor South 098
(MCL/ADMS-G-S98)
115 Mill St.
Belmont, MA  02478

Directions

At 115 Mill Street, turn onto the McLean campus (McLean Road) and follow the road up the hill about 800 feet to the Bowditch parking lot on the left and the Admissions Building on the right. Upon crossing the street from the parking area, enter the Admissions Building, passing Security within the vestibule, and immediately turning right, passing a set of elevators and following signage toward both EAP and Employee Health.  You’ll walk 10 feet past the elevators and turn left, heading down a long corridor until coming to Occupational Health’s glass window, where you’ll take a sharp right and find the shared waiting area S096.  Please have a seat and your counselor will come out to greet you at your appointment time.  Please let the EAP know if using the waiting area is a privacy concern.
Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital
1153 Centre Street
Boston, MA 02130

Directions

From front entrance which faces Centre Street – Take the elevator to the 4th floor.  Take a right off the elevator down the long hallway, just before you reach the end of the hall our EAP office on the left and across from stairwell #5. If the EAP office door is shut please have a seat in the waiting area.
Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Allen Riddle Building
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA 02462

Directions

  • The EAP office is located in the Allen Riddle Building on the Hospital Campus (not in the main Hospital building).
  • Enter the building through the center doors. From the lobby, turn right to end of the hall and then turn left. The EAP waiting area is the last room on the left at the end of the hallway. Look for the EAP Waiting sign.
  • Please take a seat in the EAP waiting area and the counselor will meet you there; it is not necessary to check in with anyone.
  • The EAP counselor will meet you in the EAP waiting area, add this: or in the hallway if you prefer to be seated there delete this: on the first floor of the Allen Riddle Building.

SELF PARKING:  There are two options for self-parking.
Parking Garage facing Washington St. Enter at EAST entrance to Hospital campus: Turn onto the entrance road to the EAST Entrance, and immediately take a right to the “Main Parking” garage entrance.  Payment is made upon leaving at booth. Park and find your way back out to the road (do not enter Hospital), turn right and walk up hill, past the Wikstrom Surgical Center, to the Allen Riddle Building at top of hill, on LEFT. See directions to EAP office below.Parking Garage behind Hospital  Enter and take ticket with you.  Before you return to your car, pay for parking at a kiosk just inside the Emergency Department entrance doors.  Exit garage where you entered, Emergency Department circle drive will be on your left, Ellison Building will be ahead to the right, and the Allen Riddle Building will be straight ahead facing you (three story brick with center entrance), a short walk.  See directions to EAP office below.

VALET PARKING:  Newton-Wellesley Hospital offers valet parking service. Valets are available at the Wikstrom Surgical Center entrance for a $9.00 fee that includes valet service and the cost of parking.  Turn onto the entrance road to the EAST Entrance and turn right at the Wikstrom Surgical Center circle drive entrance.  Walk back out to the road, turn right and walk up hill to the Allen Riddle Building on top of hill, on LEFT. See directions to EAP office below.
MBTA:  Take Green D Riverside line, outbound to Woodland stop.  Walk out to Washington Street and turn left.  EAST Entrance Hospital road to campus buildings will be 2 1/2 blocks up on left, past the gas station.  Proceed up hill, past surgical center, to Allen Riddle Building at top of hill, on LEFT. See directions to EAP office above.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital
10 Vining Street
Neville House-Suite 108
Boston, MA 02115

Directions

From the entrance of the Neville House, 10 Vining Street – Walk in the building and take a right through two double doors. We are straight ahead at the end of the hall, room 108
Salem Hospital Office
Medical Office Building
79 Highland Avenue
Salem, MA 01970

Directions

Enter from back side of building, across from the Valet Parking Station which is outside Wheelock 5.  This entry brings you to the second floor of MOB and EAP office is just down corridor on left, Suite 210.You can also access EAP from the inside of the hospital via the connector from Axelrod 6 to MOB.  Enter on the third floor and either take the stairs or elevator down to 2nd floor, turn right; the EAP office, Suite 210, is down the corridor on the right.
Cooley Dickinson Hospital
3rd Floor, West Building
(upstairs from Dakin Conference Room)
30 Locust Street
Northampton, MA 01061

Directions

Cooley Dickinson Hospital is located on Route 9 (“Locust Street”) in Northampton. From outside the hospital the best entrance to use is the one in the Cooley Dickinson Healing Garden, on the west side of the hospital between CDH and Smith Vocational High School, next to Women’s Health. Go through the glass doors and take the stairway that will be directly in front of you as you enter. The EAP office is located within the stairwell, on the third floor, directly above the Dakin Conference Room. 
From the main hospital entrance proceed down the corridor, turn right into the Gallery Corridor and take the Gallery Elevators to the third floor. When you exit the elevator turn right, then at the end of the corridor turn right again, walk down the hall and through the exit door at the very end of the hall,  the EAP office is located within the stairwell (third floor, directly above the Dakin Conference Room).
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
789 Central Avenue,
Dover, NH 03820

Directions

The office is located in the ED/OD space behind Human Resources in the Garrison Wing of the Hospital, on the first floor of the main building. Look for a sign for the sitting area and the EAP office. You can wait in the sitting area for the EAP counselor to greet you.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Charles River Plaza
175 Cambridge Street,
3rd floor, suite 320
Boston, MA 02114

Affiliate Office Locations

  • Braintree
  • Hyannis
  • Martha’s Vineyard
  • Methuen
  • Nantucket
  • Needham
  • Sandwich
  • Weymouth
  • Dover NH
  • Exeter NH
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