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Employee Assistance Service (EAS)

The Employee Assistance Service (EAS) provides free, professional, confidential assessments, short-term counseling, referrals, and follow-up for UIC employees and their families. A licensed clinical social worker is available for counseling support to all employees, faculty and staff. The EAS is located on-campus and is available to individuals or units in crisis. Contact Geri Biamonte, MSW, LCSW, at 312.996.3588.

  • Clarify or resolve a problem
  • Address life transitions
  • Explore alternative choices
  • Cope with a crisis
  • Grief and loss
  • Marriage and family concerns
  • Stress management
  • Anger management
  • Domestic violence
  • Workplace conflict
  • Substance abuse
  • Mental health needs
  • Assistance with linkages to managed care providers
  • Specialized sessions for units in crisis
  • Just need to talk

ComPsych EAP

ComPsych EAP has a 24/7 phone line — 833-955-3400 — available to provide support by licensed clinicians. The clinicians will speak to you over the phone or face-to-face, providing the support you need as you cope with anxiety, fear, and uncertainty during this unprecedented time. ComPsych is an off-site program offered by the State of Illinois as a private and confidential resource, providing self-guided apps, counseling, and referrals for you and your eligible dependents. Visit the ComPsych website at guidanceresources.com and get registered. Your Web ID will be StateofIllinois.

ComPsych Quick Links​

Highlights of ComPsych​

  • Confidential Emotional Support​
    • Highly trained clinicians will listen to your concerns and help you or your family members with any issues, including:​
      • Anxiety, depression, stress
      • Grief, loss and life adjustments
      • Relationship/marital conflicts
  • Work-Life Solutions
    • Our specialists provide qualified referrals and resources for just about anything on your to-do list, such as:
      • Finding child and elder care
      • Hiring movers or home repair contractors
      • Planning events, locating pet care
  • Legal Guidance
    • Talk to our attorneys for practical assistance with your most pressing legal issues, including:
      • Divorce, adoption, family law, wills, trusts and more
      • Need representation? Get a free 30-minute consultation and a 25% reduction in fees
  • Financial Resources
    • Our financial experts can assist with a wide range of issues. Talk to us about:
      • Retirement planning, taxes
      • Relocation, mortgages, insurance
      • Budgeting, debt, bankruptcy and more
  • Online Support
    • ​GuidanceResources Online is your 24/7 link to vital information, tools and support. Log on for:
      • Articles, podcasts, videos and slideshows
      • On-demand trainings
      • ​“Ask the Expert” personal responses to your questions
  • Interactive Digital Tools
    • Our digital self-care platform MyStrength offers interactive behavioral health tools and resources. Log on for:
      • Guided programs on anxiety, chronic pain and opioids, depression, mindfulness, sleep, stress, substance use and more
      • Personalized resources on physical health conditions including smoking, diabetes, coronary disease
      • Secure access through GuidanceResources Online
photo of Geri Biamonte

Geri Biamonte, MSW, LCSW, is a graduate of the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  Her experience at UI Health and UIC campus equip her with a depth understanding of employee experiences at all levels of the organizational environment.  She looks forward to assisting employees with their concerns.

Care for the Caregiver (C4C)

UI Health has developed the Care for the Caregiver program to help provide emotional support to providers and staff through the experience of patient care.

Through the Care for the Caregiver program, UI Health hopes to better coordinate support for providers and staff when they are involved in stressful patient care experiences. In addition to already existing resources such as the EAP and Spiritual Care Services, Care for the Caregiver has established a peer support team to provide one-on-one, emotional support for all care team members at UI Health. If you are experiencing a normal reaction to a stressful event or outcome, we can help.

Our goal is to help care team members understand what normal reactions to stressful events look and feel like, and the resources available to them. The program is available to all health care team members at UI Health hospitals and clinic sites.

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​​Want more information

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment call 312.996.3588 for on-site EAP, 833.955.3400, or ​TTY 800.697.0353