Welcome to the Employee Assistance Program
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a benefit program intended to ensure a healthy work environment for all staff. Through a partnership between Pasco County Schools and New Directions (our behavioral health care provider), our employees will have access to enhanced services. These services include counseling and referral for personal or work-related issues, health coaching, legal and financial consultation, and a wealth of online resources.
We have changed our EAP model from a closed panel of select providers to a broader panel of regional providers. The reason for the change is access. Our employees and their dependents will have access to far more providers to find more timely connections for their mental health needs. The twenty-eight providers who most recently had been on our closed panel, will now be included as preferred providers. This means the clinicians answering the phones at the New Directions Behavioral Health 800 number will include some of the preferred providers when possible as they assist members in choosing from counselors in their area. This change should be seamless to our members. If you have questions or encounter any barriers to access, please contact EAP Clinical Coordinator, Scott Leu, for assistance.
If you would like support in pursuing more well-being in your life, please consider connecting with your EAP for counseling or work/life solutions. Explore the other links in the green navigation box on this page or call our program services provider, New Directions Behavioral Health, to get started. The 24/7/265 number for New Directions is 800-624-5544.