Caring for the Caregiver

At Einstein, we recognize that this is an incredibly challenging time to work in healthcare.  We hope you find these resources and services helpful during this strenuous time, as you face new demands.  This page provides content you may find helpful and will be updated as our services and resources evolve.  We thank you for your tireless efforts to drive Einstein's Mission with humanity, humility and honor, to heal by providing exceptionally intelligent and responsive healthcare and education for as many as we can reach.

         

      

      

      

      

   

Einstein's Outpatient Department of Behavioral Health

The Einstein Healthcare Network Outpatient Department of Behavioral Health offers mental health treatment for a range of problems including but not limited to mood disorders, anxiety disorders, as well as trauma.  Individuals often benefit from treatment when there has been significant changes in mood and functioning during significant life stress and loss.  Treatment can include counseling/psychotherapy and/or pharmacotherapy.  During this emergent time, the Behavioral Health department will do their absolute best to provide employees access to treatment.  Employees can call 215-456-9850 to reach the department for new appointments.  Be sure to identify yourself as an Einstein employee or family member.  If you have any difficulties attaining an appointment you can reach out to the Program Director, Brian Gallagher, at gallagbr@einstein.edu.

Upcoming Happenings:

Call in for a live 10-minute guided Mindfulness practice, Wednesdays at 12:00 PM.  Call-in number: 1-425-436-6318 (on cell phones sometimes only works without the 1, try it both ways); Access Code: 613477#.  If you join the call after the start time, rather than announcing your name, simply press # until connected to the call.

If you'd like to arrange a special call-in meditation or prayer for your particular unit or department, please call Laura Romano at 215-456-9779 or email romanola@einstein.edu.  You can also e-mail chaplains@einstein.edu and submit a confidential prayer request for yourself, a loved one, a patient, the Einstein community, or anyone at all.

Upcoming Carebridge Webinars:

Past Carebridge Webinar Recordings:

Carebridge Virtual Stress Check-in Support Groups:  To help you cope with the sustained stress of the pandemic, your free EAP benefit provided by Carebridge is offering Virtual Stress Check-in Support Groups.  Attendance will help improve your ability to thrive during this challenging time and enhance your physical, mental and emotional well-being.  Habits, beliefs and behaviors that promote resilience will be highlighted.

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Additional Support

COVID Coach - An App from U.S. Veteran Affairs Department that was created for everyone, including Veterans and Service Members, to support self-care and overall mental health during the coronavirus pandemic.  Learn more and download here.

JFCS  is committed to helping our medical professionals and their families that support them.  They are hosting weekly supportive forums for all Medical Professionals and their families facilitated by JFCS professionals.  These calls are free and registration is not required.  Spouse/Partner of healthcare professional calls are on Mondays at 8:00 PM.  Calls for healthcare providers are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 1:00 PM and again at 8:00 PM.  Click here for more information

Physician Support Line - Free confidential peer support telehealth line by volunteer psychiatrists for US physician colleagues during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Free and confidential, no appointment necessary.  Open 7 days a week from 8:00 AM - 12:00 AM EST.  Call 1-888-409-0141.

Pennsylvania Helpline for those struggling with anxiety due to coronavirus: 1-855-284-2494.  For TTY, dial 724-631-5600.

Self-Care Resources for Healthcare Professionals - click here for free downloadable resources to help increase your ability to cope in the now and get through the challenges you're facing daily.  All resources are scientifically based and packaged to fit into the hectic and fast-paces lives of healthcare workers.

"Weekly Wind-Down" is a free 15-minute series every Friday at noon designed specifically for healthcare staff featuring a live 5-minute guided relaxation practice, practical tips for resilience, open conversation with peers, and more.  Click here to register.

Wellness Support with a wide variety of evidence-based and practical tips, tools, and skills to manage mental health and maintain resiliency during this challenging time.