DC EAP Information
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Welcome District of Columbia Government Employees and Family Members!
This is the home page of Washington DC Government's Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Here you can learn about Employee Assistance counseling services and Workplace Assistance training and consultation services.
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Your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a counseling and referral service available to assist in handling personal and workplace problems. Life isn't easy, and everyone can use a helping hand at some time.
All District of Columbia Government employees and members of their immediate family can use the services. For children under the age of 18, the counselor will meet with the parent(s) and make appropriate recommendations and/or referrals.
- Marital or other relationship problems
- Financial problems
- Alcohol/drug abuse
- Work stress
- Elder/Child Care issues
- Conflicts at work
- Depression and anxiety
- Grief and loss issues
- Career issues
The counselor you meet with will help you sort
things out and assist in devising a plan of action. We can put you
in touch with community resources, suggest reading materials, help
you find a treatment provider, and offer encouragment when times
All information regarding your participation in the program is confidential and does not become part of your personnel record.
The person you speak with on the phone will obtain some basic information from you, then schedule a face to face visit at a time convenient for you. You may meet with a counselor for up to four visits.
COPE's main office in Washington DC is 1120 G Street NW, Suite 310, (Metro Center Metrorail stop.)
8561 Fenton Street, Silver Spring, MD 20901.
1760 Reston Parkway, Suite 212, Reston, VA 20190
3801 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 62, Arlington, VA 22203.
Your participation in the EAP is provided at
no cost to you. Any assistance you may need that is outside of the
EAP can be covered through your health insurance, sliding fee scale
payments, and/or self-help gorups, to the extent possible.
But remember, anytime you meet with an EAP counselor, there is no cost to you.
You will be granted administrative leave by your supervisor to attend the first EAP meeting. If you wish to voluntarily seek assistance without your superviosr's knowledge, you may use sick or annual leave to attend your appointment.
Appointments are available from 7:30 am to 7:00 pm, Monday through Friday. In addition, our phone lines are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you call after hours and your need is urgent, you will be able to speak with a counselor immediately. If your after hours call is a routine business call, then our staff will be glad to take a message and someone will call you back the next business day.