Welcome to the Mills Fire Department
Employee Assistance Program
The Mills Fire Department has established a program to assist employees in coping with some of the unique stressors involved in first responder work. We want to help provide resources so that employees can quickly, conveniently, and in complete privacy, get in touch with a qualified provider who stands ready to assist with any emotional or psychological issue.
Between July 1st and June 30th of each year, Mills Fire Department employees will be provided with up to 3 hours of services at no cost to them.
To access services, simply select a provider from the group and email or phone them directly. You do not need a referral from anyone else, and you may remain anonymous.If you prefer to see your provider for longer than 3 meetings, you may use your health insurance program to continue services. Alternatively, contact Dr. Jerry Post’s office at firstname.lastname@example.org for further assistance.
Why use the EAP?
The EAP network consists of counselors who are experienced with first responders and/or trauma survivors who stand ready to assist MFD employees and their families in identifying issues and planning care. EAP providers are located in throughout Wyoming. You may utilize telehealth appointments as well.
What if I want to attend more than three sessions?
The 3 sessions provided by the program are meant to support planning services. You may employ your health insurance to continue services.
Why doesn’t the EAP provide as many sessions as I want or need?
The EAP is meant to make it easier to connect with suitable providers and to access care. It is a wellness program.
How do referrals work?
You may self-refer by contacting a provider directly by email or telephone to schedule an appointment. You should expect a response within 24 hours. If you need further assistance you may contact Dr. Post’s office at email@example.com.
How do I know that my sessions will be private?
EAP network providers are private practitioners who enter into a client-therapist relationship with those who are referred or who self-refer. They are required by law and ethical standards to honor confidentiality, subject to legal exceptions they will describe. They cannot reveal the content of sessions to anyone without the written consent of their client. Your case will not be discussed with anyone associated with the Mills Fire Department or Dr. Post.
Who administers the EAP?
Psychologist Jerry Post, Psy.D., of Cheyenne administers the EAP. His practice hosts the web page and manages the network of providers. He is not directly involved in providing care.