Employee Assistance Program

What is an Employee Assistance Program?

EAP provides you and your household members with free, confidential assistance to help with personal or professional problems that may interfere with work or family responsibilities.  Historically thought of as only providing Mental Health services, EAP is now much more. Go online at http://www.BHSonline.com and browse through resources including articles, videos, health assessment tools, quizzes and interactive tools.

Phoebe Barreto
(301) 644-5085

Penny Opalka
(301) 644-5112
Fax: (301) 644-5122

How does it work?

Call BHS, and a Care Coordinator will confidentially assess your concern/question, assist with any emergencies, and connect you to the appropriate resources.  The Care Coordinator then becomes your personal point of contact, keeping in touch to ensure you achieve your desired outcomes.

What is included?


You and your household members can receive up to four short-term problem resolution sessions (which include assessment, follow-up and referral services) per issue, per year. 

Work/Life Services

BHS provides other services to make your life easier.  Below you will find more details on services provided by BHS.

Childcare Services

Balancing work and family life is increasingly difficult.  Fortunately, the EAP can help make this part of life easier.  BHS will provide up-to-date, carefully screened, national resources and referrals for a range of childcare needs including:

  • Adoption and Special Needs
  • Before and After School Programs
  • Emergency and Back-Up Care
  • Family Daycare and Group Homes
  • Nanny & Au Pair Services
  • Nurseries and Preschools
  • Summer Camps

Childcare Services Information

Eldercare Services

Americans are living longer and the needs of the elderly are increasing as well.  Finding the right care for an aging loved one is very important, but not always easy.  BHS provides up-to-date, national resources and referrals for a range of eldercare needs including:

  • In-Home Care: Medical & Nursing Rehabilitation Services
  • Home-Based Services: Nutrition, Meals on Wheels, Cleaning and Repair
  • Inpatient Services: Nursing Homes, Intermediate Care Facilities, Respite Care, and Assisted Living Facilities
  • Housing: Retirement Communities, Subsidized Housing
  • Older Adult Services: Support/Advocacy Groups, Volunteer Opportunities and Adult Day Care
  • Transportation Services

Eldercare Service Information

Legal Services

Through BHS, you and your household members can access qualified attorneys to discuss legal matters.  An unlimited number of telephonic legal consultations are available to you and each member of your household per problem episode, per year.  Should further legal consultation be necessary, you will be connected to a local, pre-screened and appropriately credentialed attorney at a discounted rate.  Legal matters commonly addressed under the program include:

  • Business Matters
  • Criminal Charges
  • Domestic and Family Matters
  • IRS Matters
  • Landlord and Tenant Disputes
  • Motor Vehicle Violations
  • Real Estate Concerns

Legal Services Information

Financial Services

The EAP provides unlimited telephonic financial counseling, information and education to you and your household members per problem, per year.  Should you or your household member need further financial advice, you will be connected to a local advisor and/or community resource at a discounted rate.  Typical financial matters include:

  • Budgeting
  • College Funding
  • Credit Counseling
  • Debt Management and Consolidation
  • Retirement Funding
  • Tax Planning and Preparation

Financial Service Information

My BHS Portal

MyBHS Portal contains a variety of resources to help improve your overall well-being, including articles, videos, health assessments, quizzes and interactive tools.  You can view program announcements, access Life Chat, read monthly newsletters and tip sheets, register for events, participate in regularly scheduled webcasts and more. 

  • Visit www.BHSonline.com.  Click on the MyBHS Portal link at the top of the screen to sign in to your portal. 
  • Enter MyBHS username FCPS and click the “Login Now” button.
  • Browse through resources including articles, videos, health assessment tools, quizzes and interactive tools. 

Business Health Services (BHS) Contact:

For information or assistance please call (800) 327-2251, or log into your BHS portal.

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