Path4EMS is a free and confidential resource exclusively for certified and licensed Emergency Medical Service providers in Colorado.
These services are tailor-made for Colorado by experienced medical and behavioral health professionals in collaboration with EMS providers. Path4EMS helps you find the path forward when confronting personal issues and behavioral health concerns.
The goal of Path4EMS is to improve the health and wellbeing of all Emergency Medical Service providers in Colorado.
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.
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.
Free Services for EMS Providers in Colorado
Path4EMS wants EMS providers to access services early, and we make it easy.
Path4EMS provides free counseling services for Colorado’s EMS professionals. EMS providers are on the front lines and supporting them in their time of need is essential. Path4EMS provides counseling services for emotional stress, depression, substance use, PTSD, personal issues, marital and family issues, death and grief, and work-related issues.
Path4EMS also provides every Colorado EMS provider up to four free and confidential wellness sessions per year. The wellness sessions are provided by 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.
HOW IT WORKS
Path4EMS services are confidential and provided for free to all certified or licensed EMS providers in Colorado. Path4EMS can connect you to services in your local community, including referrals to local Peer Support Programs
Additional Resources for EMS Providers
Legal & Financial Services
Path4EMS offers legal and financial services including a free 30-minute consult, network service discounts, and financial counseling.
Personal Concierge Services
Path4EMS understands that working in EMS is difficult, especially during a pandemic. Path4EMS provides Colorado EMS personnel with 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
Path4EMS provides free membership to Personal Advantage, an online premium service with everything from financial calculators to professional development training courses.
To log-in click here and use the credentials below in the Sign In box
- Username: path4ems
- Password: member
Resources for Agencies & Organizations
Path4EMS personnel are ready to partner with you to provide continuing education, staff presentations, and support for your local activities. For additional information contact Annie Klein at 303-369-0039×224 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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*:
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
To log-in click here and use the credentials below in the Sign In box:
- 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.
What is Path4EMS?
In 2019, SB19-065 created Colorado’s peer health assistance program for certified and licensed EMS providers. The program is funded through fees collected from each applicant upon initial or renewal of a certification as an emergency medical service provider, and has been supplemented with additional funding from a grant provided by the Emergency Medical and Trauma Services Funding program.
Path4EMS services are provided by Mines and Associates, Inc. and Peer Assistance Services, Inc. Mines and Associates, Inc. brings exceptional expertise in business programs, employee psychology and a statewide network of providers to enhance employee productivity and wellness. Peer Assistance Services, Inc. leads with prevention and intervention for substance use and mental health concerns. The two organizations have worked together for many years and have deep experience in helping professionals who face unique challenges and potential emotional hazards.