Employee assistance & counseling resources

On-campus individual counseling resources:

The Center for Counseling and Personal Evaluation is part of the College of Education. They charge based on a sliding fee scale. They can be reached at (706) 542-8508 and they are open until 8pm, Monday through Thursday (5pm on Fridays).

The Psychology Clinic is also open until 8pm, Monday through Thursday (5pm on Fridays) and they also discount their services for affordability purposes. They can be reached at (706) 542-1173.

College of Family and Consumer Sciences’ McPhaul Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic offers a program to address relationship and financial issues with counselors. This program pairs master’s and doctoral-level graduate students in the two areas (financial planning and marriage and family therapy) to meet with couples. To participate, one member of the couple seeking counseling must be a student, faculty, or staff member at UGA. There is a charge for this program, but it is based on a sliding scale ranging from $15 to $65 per counseling session. Only a limited number of sessions are being offered. For more information or to register for the program, email ftclinic@uga.edu or call (706) 542-4486.

Other UGA resources:

Human Resources Faculty & Staff Relations staff can assist you with work-related situations: 706-542-2222.

FMLA
Familiarize yourself with your job protection rights should you have a possible qualifying event under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Here are some links to our FMLA policy and forms which you may find helpful in understanding what your rights are under the law and steps you can take as an employee to see if your situation is an FMLA-qualifying event:
University of Georgia FMLA web site
The FMLA leave request form

Clarke County family resources:

  • Advantage Mental Health Crisis Line (800-357-9774)
  • Community Connection of Northeast Georgia: 2-1-1
  • Drug & Alcohol Abuse
  • Family Resources
  • Anger Management: If you have a concern or need a list of resources for anger management counseling, contact HR's office of Faculty & Staff Relations at 706-542-2222.
  • Project Safe; P.O. Box 7532; Athens, GA 30604; www.project-safe.org; For 24-hour, confidential information and services about domestic violence, call (706) 543-3331.
  • Georgia Crisis and Access Line (24 hours) 800-715-4225.

Who do I call if I need medical assistance?
Depending upon your health insurace plan, there is assistance available to you for mental health and medical reasons.

Open Access POS, HSA Open Access POS, BlueChoice HMO, call 888-865-5813

Kaiser Permanente plan, call 800-611-1811