University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides confidential professional consultation and referral services to address any personal or work concern that may be affecting your wellbeing. Employees covered by the UPlan and their immediate family members can request up to eight sessions per year. The first four sessions are free, and the remaining four, if needed, have a $15 copay. The program is available to all employees on all system campuses. Professional consultation can be by phone or in-person.

Confidential consultation is provided in areas that include:

  • Work productivity
  • Work relationships
  • Conflict resolution
  • Mental health
  • Alcohol/substance abuse
  • Family/relationships
  • Adjustment to loss/change
  • Coping with stress

EAP also provides consultation for administrators, supervisors, union representatives, or anyone in a leadership position.

Consultation areas include:

  • Managing the people-side of change
  • Performance issues
  • Conduct issues
  • Work climate

Scheduling an Appointment

EAP services are provided by:
The Sand Creek Group, Ltd.
Donhowe Room 209

Calls are answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week for counseling or crisis services. Counseling and consultation services are available via telephone or in-person with a professional counselor. Appointments can be scheduled with counselors at a location convenient for you across greater Minnesota, in the Twin Cities or at the Donhowe Building on the Twin Cities campus.


Anyone eligible to participated in the University of MN’s EAP Program must be an employee who is UPlan benefits eligible, or a spouse/dependent of a UPlan benefits eligible employee. This means the employee must work at least 50% time in an appointment that is 3 months or longer. This definition excludes Medical Residents and Graduate Assistants. Former employees and retirees of the University are also excluded, regardless of whether or not they are enrolled in the UPlan or another University sponsored medical plan.

EAP Contact Information

The Sand Creek Group

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