Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.95
Liaison Daryl Pierson
Submission Date June 30, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Portland State University
PA-11: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Kerry Gilbreth
Associate Director for HR
Benefits, Leaves, and HR Reception
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Does the institution make counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all members of the following groups?:
Yes or No
Students Yes
Staff Yes
Faculty Yes

A brief description of the institution’s wellness and/or employee assistance program(s):

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a program designed to assist employees in identifying and resolving personal concerns, including, but not limited to stress, financial distress, workplace conflicts, family conflicts, marital pressures, substance dependency, loss and grief, legal issues, or other personal challenges that may affect job performance.

In addition to 24-hours crisis counseling, the EAP offers life balance services including a free half hour consultation followed by discounted fees for legal, mediation, financial, and/or identity theft issues. Also, a free, simple will preparation kit is available for the member to complete and submit to be reviewed by a legal professional.

The Center for Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) Counseling Services offers individual and group counseling, emergency/crisis counseling, LD/ADHD testing, medication evaluation and management, and consultation and outreach services.

Students interested in any of SHAC's counseling services are encouraged to walk-in to SHAC and consult with a counselor during daily walk-in hours. SHAC counselors will meet with students to determine appropriate next steps for care which may include: referral to another PSU support resource, referral to group counseling, a follow up appointment with SHAC Counseling Services, being placed on Counseling Service's waitlist for individual counseling, and/or referral to a community resource.

The website URL where information about the institution's wellness program(s) is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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