The Faculty & Physician Wellness Program is unique because it has a two-part assessment process. Each client sees a licensed clinician and one of our consulting faculty psychiatrists.
All Vanderbilt faculty, physicians and housestaff who are governed by the Vanderbilt Faculty Manual are eligible for services. Spouses are also eligible.
1211 21st Avenue South, Suite 010, in the basement of the Medical Arts Building
The office is open 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Our consulting psychiatrists are available at a variety of appointment times. Extended hour appointments are available, occasionally.
All services through Work/Life Connections-EAP are an employee benefit provided at no additional cost.
Counseling, coaching, and psychiatry services for the Faculty and Physician Wellness Program are meant to be short-term and solution-focused. The number of sessions depends upon the time needed to assess and address the presenting problem. Most people see improvement within 4 sessions or less. If ongoing, longer-term therapy or medication management is needed, the EAP counselor will provide community referrals based upon specific needs and insurance coverage.
Faculty and physicians have demanding jobs with unique stressors in their personal and professional lives. Work/life balance, stress, and relationship concerns are common topics of discussion.
You will complete paperwork and meet with a licensed counselor. A meeting will also be set up with one of the Faculty & Physician Wellness Program psychiatrists. Together we'll develop a plan to address your concerns.
The Faculty & Physician Wellness Program is a confidential service. No information will be released without your written consent except in cases required by law, such as imminent danger to self or others. Our records are not kept in Epic.
As a Chair, Dean or Department Manager, how can I refer someone to the Faculty & Physician Wellness Program?
To discuss the need for referral to the Faculty & Physician Wellness Program, a call should be made to the Work/Life Connections-EAP office at 615-936-1327. Some additional information about Manager Referrals can be located here.