Graduate Medical Education

Need More Information?

Contact Amy Armstrong
GME Wellness Coordinator
amy.armstrong@hsc.utah.edu
801-213-8753

Resident Mental Health Resources

“These are the duties of a physician: First…to heal his mind and to give help to himself before giving it to anyone else.”
From the epitaph of an Athenian doctor, 2 AD

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • EAP is fully confidential! EAP providers do not use EPIC for records.
  • EAP provides services free of charge for you, your spouse, and your dependents.
  • EAP is specifically designed to quickly assess your needs and help you access resources.
  • The office in Murray has evening hours until 8pm, and has Saturday hours to work with busy schedules.
  • Some services, like marital counseling and treatment for adjustment disorder, are NOT covered through regular insurance but ARE covered for FREE by EAP.
  • For more information, contact 1-800-926-9619 

If for any reason you would prefer to use your insurance benefit with services outside of EAP, or have a specific in-network provider you want to see, please call Tina Halliday LCSW, Behavioral Science Manager, at 801-587-9321. Feel free to page her if urgent. 

GME Wellness Director

  • Services are not connected to your insurance benefit.
  • Services are fully confidential and not recorded in EPIC.
  • Rob has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and has been providing services as a licensed psychologist for over a decade. 
  • He is available for individual or couples work at no cost.

GME Office

  • Dr. Alan Smith (GME Director and resident Ombudsperson) has an “open door” policy and is always ready and willing to help with resident concerns and problems. He can be reached at 801-581-2401.

Chaplains

  • Chaplains are trained clinicians who can provide comforting presence and non-judgmental listening.
  • They can serve as a safe harbor for residents and fellows who are struggling with the moral, ethical and spiritual issues that can arise in health care.

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Crisis Services

  • The UNI Crisis Line (24/7) is 801-587-3000.  
  • Crisis Text Line: Text START to 741-741
  • The UNI Crisis Assessment Center (CAC) can be reached 24/7 at 801-587-3187.  Adults or children can be evaluated for MH/SU issues by appointment or walk-in.  However, the UNI CAC is NOT an emergency service; go to the nearest Emergency Department for any life-threatening emergencies.
  • The main UNI number is 801-583-2500.
  • If you are in crisis but it is not emergent, please contact Amy Armstrong or Rob Davies to access services through GME.