Employee Assistance Program

San Diego County has declared a local and public health emergency in response to COVID-19, the illness caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus. All schools and district offices are scheduled to be closed from March 16, 2020 to April 6, 2020. Employee Benefits staff will continue to be available during regular business hours by email at Please read the following updates from CA Schools VEBA which include carrier specific information about medication refills, access to coverage and emotional support assistance:

VEBA Member Update: Corona Virus Coverage

VEBA Member Update: Corona Virus Coverage - March 24

Coping With A Public Health Event: Optum Public Crisis Line

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential service designed to help members resolve personal and workplace challenges. Available through the OPTUMHealth, the EAP provides professional, short-term, problem-focused counseling. A broad range of issues and concerns are dealt with including but not limited to:

  • Counseling Services
  • Work Issues
  • Emotional Well-Being
  • Parenting
  • Child and elder care support
  • Substance Abuse and Recovery
  • Money Management
  • Financial and Legal Advice

Employees and dependents who enroll in a District Medical plan are automatically enrolled in the EAP plan. This program provides five visits per incident with a licensed/certified network therapist.

Services be accessed either by phone or on-line. On-line, you can check benefits information, submit an online request for services, search the directory of clinicians and access information for hundreds of everyday work and life issues.

(888) 625-4809 (Access Code: VEBA)

EAP Services Flyer

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