SBAND Member Assistance Program
(701) 530-7195 or (800) 327-7195
The SBAND Member Assistance Program offers confidential, professional counseling services in locations across the state of North Dakota for a variety of concerns, including marital and parenting concerns, emotional crises, financial and family difficulties, substance abuse evaluations and work-related problems. Members and their families are entitled to receive up to eight counseling sessions per identified problem area at no charge.
Calls for appointments are taken Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, at (701) 530-7195 or (800) 327-7195, the St. Alexius Employee Assistance Program. Calls for an emergency or crisis situation are taken 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at these numbers.
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What is Member Assistance?
The Member Assistance Program is a confidential assessment/counseling/referral service staffed by trained professionals who can help lawyers and their families evaluate personal problems and take positive action to resolve them.
How does it work?
SBAND, through the Lawyers Assistance Program, provides Member Assistance Services to it's members and their immediate family members. An immediate family member includes a spouse and/or dependant children residing with you, or attending a college or university.
When you or your family members contact the Member Assistance Program, a professional counselor will assess the situation and provide the assistance needed to resolve it. THis may include confidential contact with the counselor, or referral to a specialist who is trained in your specific area of difficulty.
What kind of help is available?
Marital or family concerns
Emotional or Behavioral Concerns
Alcohol and Drug Dependency
Is it confidential?
The most basic component of the Member Assistance Program is confidentiality. When you use the service no one else is told anything unless you sign to release information to specific people for a specific purpose
How much does it cost?
The Member Assistance Program provides up to 8 hours counceling sessions without cost to you or your family. If you should be referred to another community agency, the service may be convered by your health insurance or other resources. The counselor will work with you to determine the best option and to minimize cost.
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