Path4EMS is here 4 you.
Path4EMS is a support and resource program exclusively for EMS providers, tailor-made to meet you where you are and when you’re ready to reach out for help. Designed by experienced medical and behavioral health professionals in collaboration with EMS providers, Path4EMS helps you find your path forward when confronting personal issues and behavioral health concerns. We also offer education and outreach to help raise awareness and reduce the stigma of seeking help.
PATH4EMS is a partnership between Peer Assistance Services, Inc and MINES and Associates, Inc.
Peer Assistance Services, Inc. (PAS) provides accessible prevention and intervention services for substance use and related issues. MINES and Associates, Inc. brings exceptional expertise in business programs, employee psychology and a statewide network of providers to enhance employee productivity and wellness. The two organizations have worked together for many years and have deep experience in helping professionals who face unique challenges and potential emotional hazards.
The ultimate goal of Path4EMS is to improve the health and wellbeing of all Colorado Emergency Medical Service Providers.
To make a referral:
If you or someone you know is experiencing problems because of substance use, mental health, physical or emotional difficulties, call today.
What we offer EMS Providers
Access to Services and Resources
Path4EMS wants EMS providers to access services early, and we make it easy. Path4EMS will link EMS providers with resources and services to help with situations that may involve, emotional stress, substance use, personal issues, marital or family issues, legal or financial concerns, or physical health affecting your ability to practice safely.
Education and Outreach
Path4EMS also takes a proactive approach to your wellness, with the goal of keeping small problems from turning into bigger ones. This is accomplished by providing information and resources to EMS providers and their respective agencies, as well as to the greater EMS Community and those who support you.
How does it work
Any EMS provider can access the services offered by Path4EMS, confidentially. If you need help or have questions please call this number 1-800-873-7138 to speak with a professional.
If you want more information, you may call the number listed above or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is this program different from an employee assistance program offered by my employer?
This is an independent program just for EMS providers. It is tailor-made to meet you where you are and when you’re ready. Designed by experienced employee assistance professionals with input from dozens of EMS providers, the program is here for you when you’ve had a tough call, or when you just need someone to talk to about how you’re feeling.
What services does this program cover?
The following services are provided at no cost*:
Basic: 6 free and confidential counseling sessions to address everyday issues in your life.
Extended: Through Path4EMS, you are entitled to 6 free and confidential counseling sessions for everyday issues including stress, anxiety, depression, family issues, drug and alcohol abuse, relationships, death and grief, and work-related issues. When you call in for a referral, you can choose to be scheduled for a face-to-face appointment in an area of your choosing (near your work, near your home, etc.) or you may choose to access your sessions telephonically or through online messaging. The use of these counseling sessions is strictly confidential.
Basic: 4 telephonic professional wellness coaching sessions to help you reach your wellness goals.
Extended: Through Path4EMS, you can use up to 4 free and confidential wellness sessions per year with professional coaches to help you assess your level of wellbeing, set goals around your individual needs, and check-in to ensure you’re on track for success.
Basic: Legal and financial services including free 30-minute consults, network service discounts, and financial counseling.
Extended: Through Path4EMS, you have access to a free 30-minute telephonic consult per separate legal or financial matter. Additionally, you will receive a 25% discount on select services needed after the initial consult with our network professionals. You may also elect to use your 6 counseling sessions for financial counseling.
Basic: Unlimited telephonic referrals for everyday services to save you time and energy.
Extended: Through Path4EMS, you have access to unlimited work/life referrals to help you find services and resources for daily needs. For everything from finding the right care for your children or elderly loved ones, to knowing where to find a good pet sitter, we can help.
Online Resource Library and Training Center
Basic: Comprehensive online resource with thousands of articles, resilience tools, interactive online training, wellness self-assessments, videos, and more.
Extended: Through Path4EMS, you have unlimited access to Personal Advantage, an online service that can help you reduce stress, find balance in your life, and develop personally and professionally with thousands of forms, articles, assessments, free webinars, videos, and online training modules covering everything from resilience and wellbeing, to financial forms and computer software skills.
- Username: path4ems
- Password: member
* Beyond the services above, costs may be associated if different levels of care are indicated
Is this program/Are these services confidential?
- Yes. Counseling services are confidential.
- There are limitations to confidentiality. Those would include any threats of harm to oneself or others as well as disclosure of child or elder abuse.
- Confidentiality may be limited if there are concerns about safety to practice.
How do I schedule an appointment?
Call 1-800-873-7138 between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. MST, Monday through Friday.
What if I need to talk to someone outside the hours listed above?
An after-hours crisis line can be accessed through the same phone number, 1-800-873-7138. Calls outside of business hours will be taken by a counselor who will provide assistance and resources required to stabilize urgent, crisis, or emergency situations.
I live in a rural area with few counseling options, what should I do?
Path4EMS will help locate a provider in your area, and also offers telehealth services including video, telephonic, and message-based counseling when face-to-face access is difficult.
What can I expect when I call?
During an initial phone call to access services through Path4EMS, a Patient Navigator will collect demographic information and ask questions to assess individual needs. The Patient Navigator will assist you with appointment scheduling or connect you with other requested services.