Free counseling services available to UNMC employees, students

Since January, we have seen multiple community issues, many debated in public forums with highly polarizing views, that may leave members of the UNMC community feeling overwhelmed and anxious.

“UNMC will clearly continue to be a national leader in health professions education, health science research and with our clinical partners, a place that welcomes everyone,” said Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, MD. “UNMC is dedicated to the collegial expression of ideas and remains an institution dedicated to attracting and developing world class faculty, students and staff.” 

In response to requests regarding confidential support services, our campus leaders encourage all faculty, staff, residents and students to use the free, confidential support services offered year-round by UNMC and Nebraska Medicine.

These support services include:

  • UNMC Counseling and Psychological Services (students/residents)
    Call 402-559-7276 year-round to make an appointment (in-person or via Zoom) or with questions. After hours, if someone has a concern and needs help immediately, call the main line at 402-559-7276 and press “2” — CAPS has a contract for outside licensed counselors to take the call.
  • Employee Assistance Program (faculty/staff)
    Appointments can be made by calling a live-answered local or toll-free number or by visiting the Arbor Family Counseling website. Day, evening and weekend sessions are available, as well as off-site, on-site and web-conferencing options. Contact: Arbor Family Counseling or call 402-330-0960 or 1-800-922-7379.
  • House Officer Assistance Program (residents)
    Services for UNMC house officers and their partners are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with no fees, no insurance filing and no electronic health records. Call or text Susan Smith at 402-689-1033.
  • Peers in Need of Support (faculty/staff)
    Nebraska Medicine’s confidential PiNS (Peers in Need of Support) program matches individuals with a behavioral health responder, made up of Nebraska Medicine and UNMC psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, staff chaplains and other trained staff. Reach PiNS by email here.
  • Suicide Prevention Hotline – Call 1-800-273-8255 or the new 988 national three-digit suicide prevention line.

Learn more about campus wellness resources online at this link.