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Resources for Employees

Whether you are an employee of KU Medical Center or our clinical partner, The University of Kansas Health System, support is available.

Crisis Resources

If you are thinking about harming yourself or attempting suicide, tell someone who can help right away.

  • Call 911 for emergency services.
  • Go to the nearest hospital emergency room. On our Kansas City campus, visit The University of Kansas Hospital Emergency Department, emergency services are available onsite 24/7 for anyone experiencing a crisis, such as thoughts of suicide.
  • Call or text 988 for the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline available 24 hours a day, offering free and confidential support for anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Support is also available via live chat. Para ayuda en español, llame al 988.

    Employee Assistance Programs

    For University Employees:

    Available to State of Kansas benefits-eligible employees and their dependents at no charge, the Employee Assistance Program offers confidential counseling services available 24/7. Call 1-888-275-1205 (option 1) or visit Guidance Resources Online. Our company ID is SOKEAP.

    For Health System Employees:

    Employees of The University of Kansas Health System can access around-the-clock support from licensed behavioral health professionals. Call 855-784-2052 (TTY: 800-697-0353) or visit or the GuidanceNow mobile app. Click REGISTER and enter the organization web ID: health system.

    For UKP Employees:

    Contact master's-degreed clinicians 24/7 by phone, online, live chat, email or text. Receive referrals to support groups, a network counselor or community resources. If needed, you can be connected to emergency services. Visit The Standard or call 888-293-6948.

    View a summary of EAP programs (PDF)

    Recommendations from The University of Kansas Health System

    Our clinical partner offers a robust list of self-care resources, online relaxation tools and apps, as well as patient care information.

    Visit the health system