Arkansas Employee Assistance Program

At times, we can all use help. The Arkansas Employee Assistance Program provides short-term counseling for you and your family. You can use the AEAP for confidential assistance with personal problems that may be interfering with your life or work.

Arkansas EAP works closely with the Housestaff Mental Health Service (HMHS) to ensure residents have timely access to quality Mental Health Services when indicated.

What does it cost?
Arkansas EAP is a pre-paid benefit provided to all benefited UAMS employees.

Benefits of your AEAP

  • Professional, confidential counseling for personal problems
  • Counseling for you and/or your immediate family
  • Referral to community professionals or programs, if necessary
  • 24-hour crisis counseling
  • No charge for the above services

For confidential assistance with issues related to:

Stress, Grief, Aging, Family, Parenting, Finances, Drugs or Alcohol, Work, Depression, Relationships, and more.

Is it confidential?
YES!! All contacts and information between you and the AEAP counselor are held in strict confidence.  Arkansas EAP follows all of the state and federal confidentiality laws.
To schedule an appointment, call 686-2588 or 1-800-542-6021.   Visit the EAP website for more information.

Housestaff Mental Health Service

The Housestaff Mental Health Service [HMHS] is provided by the UAMS College of Medicine for interns, residents, and fellows.

The HMHS assures timely access to a complete mental health program including diagnostic evaluation; medication management; counseling [individual, family, couples]; and preventative programs. Services may be accessed through either the HMHS or the AEAP.

Some HMHS coverage may be prepaid as a College of Medicine service while other HMHS services will require UMR involvement. UAMS has prepaid all AEAP services. All services are designed to be quickly accessible, confidential, and financially friendly.

The offices of the HMHS are located in the Psychiatric Research Institute. Click for Release of Information Form.

To schedule an appointment, or for further information call Laquita Hodge, 501-526-8286. Please identify yourself as a College of Medicine Housestaff member.