Counseling and Referral Services

The Center for Healthy Living offers Employee Assistance to Purdue benefits-eligible faculty and staff. Family members who are covered by a Purdue employee medical plan are also eligible for services.

Located in the Center for Healthy Living, 1400 W. State St., Employee Assistance provides confidential and personalized services to help you work through many issues including:

  • Marriage or adult relationship problems
  • Difficulty in parent-child relationships
  • Self-doubt
  • Difficulty relating to others
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Single parenting concerns
  • Concern for aging relatives
  • Adjustment following divorce or separation
  • Emergency situations with employees
  • Supervisor consultation for workplace concerns

Employee Assistance services are offered free of charge, and the first appointment is in paid status if it takes place during the employee’s during work hours. If a referral is appropriate, the Employee Assistance counselor will refer you to a provider who also participates in your Purdue medical plan’s network. For information on what your medical plan covers, visit the Medical Coverage page on the Benefits website.

Referrals outside your network may involve some additional costs, which the Employee Assistance counselor will discuss with you on an individual basis.

No one will know that you have decided to use Employee Assistance services unless you want them to know. Names of individuals who have used the service are not released. For further information about services at the West Lafayette campus, please visit or call 765-494-0111. For information about Employee Assistance services for the regional campuses, contact your human resources department.