Salt Lake City

Human Resources

Phone: (801) 535-7900

Benefits and Wellness

Virtual Mental Health Fair December 7-11

ALL Salt Lake City employees and their families are invited to attend these webinars, from anywhere–all you need is an internet connection.

2020 has been a year to remember — or one that we would rather forget. To help us cope with the additional mental strain that 2020 has caused, we are hosting a five-day Virtual Mental Health Fair, December 7-11. These webinars along with additional mental heath materials will be available on the HR website for you and your family to use. These services are confidential and available 24/7. If you have questions about the event please contact

View the event flyer here.

Virtual Mental Health Fair Schedule

TimeMonday TuesdayWednesdayThursday Friday
11:00 a.m.Mental Health in the BIPOC Community

Coping in Uncertain Times
Understanding DepressionOvercoming Your Distorted Negative ThinkingStress: A Way of Life or a Fact of Life?No Such Thing as a Perfect Parent
12:00 p.m.Running on “E.” Adding Energy and Fun to Your LifeMental Health AwarenessCommunicating Without Conflict With Your PartnerTools to Handle Stress Communication Skills for Parents
1:00 p.m.Holistic Wellness Suicide Prevention/How to Ask For Help/What to Expect from CounselingWork/Life Balance Building Resiliency Parenting Strategies and Tools
Register for classes by clicking the topic.
If you are unable to attend a live session, recorded webinars will be available at a later date.



What is mental health?

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel and act and helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others and make healthy choices. Although the terms are often used interchangeably, poor mental health and mental illness are not the same thing. A person can experience poor mental health and not be diagnosed with a mental illness.

More than 50% of people will be diagnosed with a mental illness or disorder at some point in their lifetime.

  • 1 in 5 Americans will experience a mental illness in a given year.
  • 1 in 5 children, either currently or at some point during their life, have had a seriously debilitating mental illness.

Taking the time to address your mental health in very important. A first step a City employee can make is reaching out to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP), ComPsych.

ComPsych is here to help City employees with anything going on in their lives or family. This includes spouses and children up to the age of 26, or an Adult Designee. There is no sign-up required, no cost for the program and it is entirely confidential.

The Primary benefit offered by ComPsych is up to 10 (15 for SLC Strong participants) face-to-face or virtual counseling sessions free of charge, per event per year. An event is any relationship or personal issue causing stress to you and family.

Video Program Overview:

ComPsych® GuidanceResources® program offers someone to talk to and resources to consult whenever and wherever you need them. For more information, visit their website here, or call the numbers below. 

Public Employees 1-855-823-5389 Company ID: SLC

SLC Strong 1-844-206-4097 Company ID: SLCPS


COVID and Working from Home

The COVID-19 pandemic presents a range of challenges and stressors in our personal and professional lives. ComPsych trainers have designed a series of webinars to offer guidance and best practices to help you navigate the unique situations that many people will encounter over the coming months.

COVID-19 Webinar Resources:

Additional Mental Health Resources

PEHP Mental Health Resources

Preauthorization Not Required

For outpatient services

  • Psychiatrists
  • Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSWs)

Preauthorization Required for

  • Inpatient (for short term stabilization)
  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
  • Residential Treatment
  • Day Treatment

Examples of Disorders covered

  • Anxiety
  • Cognitive
  • Eating
  • Impulse-Control
  • Mood
  • Personality
  • Substance Abuse

Residential Treatment Center (RTC)

  • Covered In-network ONLY
  • Up to 30 days per plan year
  • Pre-Auth required
    • ER used for urgent admits

PTSD diagnosis

  • IAFF Centers of Excellence (fire only)
  • Salt Lake Behavioral Network (all employees eligible)

Finding Providers

  • Provider Directory at
  • PEHP Health Benefit Advisors 801-366-7555 or 800-765-7347
  • Nurses & Case Managers can help coordinate care

Who can I call in crisis?

Call 911

Emergency Hotline Numbers

  • UNI Crisis Line (Mobile outreach team) 801-587-3000
  • Salt Lake County Crisis Line 800-587-3000 or text LISTEN to 741741
  • Mental Health America Hotline Text MHA to 741741
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-TALK or Text HOME to 741741
  • USA National Suicide Hotlines 800-SUICIDE
  • SAMHSA National Helpline 800-662-HELP
  • Crisis Text Line Text CONNECT to 741741

Live On Utah:

Live On is a statewide effort to prevent suicide by promoting education, providing resources and changing our culture around suicide and mental health. Together we can get through, reach out, lift up, look ahead and Live On

Need help? Call the Lifeline. 1.800.273.8255 Speak to a Licensed Clinician Anonymous, Free and Local.

Benefits and Wellness


Medical Plus HSA or Flex Account

Information on Health & Flex  Savings Accounts.

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Information on Dental Coverage

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Information on Vision Coverage.

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Information on the new wellness program.

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Employee Health Clinic

Information on the Employee only Clinic.

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EAP: Counseling, Legal, Financial Support and more

Resources and information for personal or work-life issues.

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Leaves of Absence

Learn about the leave options available to you.


Short Term Disability

Information on Short Term Disability.

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Long Term Disability

Information on Long Term Disability

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SLC Strong EAP for Public Safety Officers

SLC’s dedicated employee assistance program for Public Safety Officers.

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Life Insurance

Information on life insurance options.

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Information on retirement benefits for employees.

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Dependent Care Flex Account

Information on how to save money with Dependent Care Flex Spending Account.

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Tuition Reimbursement

Information on employee tuition reimbursement.

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Paid Time Off

Details and exclusions on Paid Leave.

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Accident, Illness or Hospital Indemnity Policies

Information on optional supplemental income protections.

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Hyatt Legal

Information on additional legal services.

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Other Voluntary Benefits

Information on additional  resources for SLC employees.

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COBRA Continuation Coverage

Your health benefits end when you no longer work for the City. Learn how you can continue your coverage with COBRA.