Southwest Florida EAP Gets New Name

The employee assistance program operated by SalusCare is undergoing a name change, effective today.

Synergy EAP Solutions is the new name for the Southwest Florida Employee Assistance Program, according to Director Julia Corbett.
Synergy was selected because it reflects the new multi-faceted approach to helping employees and their employers find solutions that impact job performance and productivity.

Synergy, a part of SalusCare, currently serves more than 40 area companies and government agencies, which Corbett is hoping to increase during the next few months.

A key to that growth is the new video counseling service, which allows employees to have private counseling sessions from workplace or home on smartphones, tablets or computers.

By utilizing HIPAA compliant software and the latest video conferencing technology, employees can access confidential counseling from any location that has a wi-fi or cellular connection.

“We heard from many of our clients that it takes too much time out of the workday for them to drive to our office in Fort Myers,” Corbett said. “Now they can have face-to-face counseling whether it’s in our office or over the internet.”

Corbett said she expects the new video counseling service to be more convenient for clients such as the City of Clewiston, City of Sanibel, Florida Gulf Coast University and private companies as far away as St. Petersburg and the central part of the state.

Other facets of the revitalized program include customized trainings in Mental Health First Aid and sessions on the Challenge Ropes Course to build teamwork and confidence.

For more information, visit www.synergyeap.org or call (239) 278-7435.

About SalusCare, Inc.
SalusCare, Inc., is the largest, most comprehensive mental health and substance abuse treatment program in Southwest Florida, serving more than 15,000 people per year of all ages from seven locations in Lee County. The non-profit organization offers crisis stabilization, outpatient and residential treatment for children and adults and an Employee Assistance Program for about 40 area companies. The majority of programs are accredited by CARF, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.
SalusCare services are not free. Fees are charged on a sliding scale, based on family income. In many cases, private insurance is accepted. SalusCare is a United Way partner agency.

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