WorkWell NYC

Managing Stress and Self Care Resources

Stress can have a debilitating impact on your physical and mental health.   WorkWell NYC understands the need to have tools and resources that supports employees and their families through challenging times.   WorkWell NYC, in partnership with various City agencies, has coordinated a series of resources to provide wellness support, particularly in the areas of mental health awareness, stress management and substance misuse to employees and their families.

Employee Assistance Program
Robust and comprehensive mental health and substance misuse programs are available to City of New York employees, including free and confidential services through a network of Employee Assistance Programs. The NYC EAP provides services to the City of New York non-uniform Mayoral agencies, NYC Department of Corrections, New York City Housing Authority and NYC Health + Hospitals. Employees and their family members of these agencies can receive services by calling (212) 306-7660 or e-mailing The NYC EAP is located at 250 Broadway - 28th Floor, New York, NY 10007. Employees who are not covered by the NYC EAP can receive services from either their agency or union EAP. Accessing these services is completely confidential and information will not be given to your employer or affect your job status.

Health Plans
All health plans offered through the City provide extensive mental health and substance misuse coverage for both outpatient and inpatient treatment with very modest copays.  All mental health benefits are provided at the same cost to the employee as the medical and hospital coverage in those plans.

The table below details that coverage for the plans that cover most City employees.

Mental Health/Substance Misuse

Mental Health/Substance Misuse

EmblemHealth/ CBP $0 copay: Preferred Providers
$15 copay: Participating Providers
$300 copay per admit and
$750 max copay per calendar year

$0 copay: Preferred Providers
$10 copay: Prime Providers

$100 copay pay per continuous confinement

Additional Resources

Tools and Fact Sheets

Substance Abuse

  • Department of Health & Mental Hygiene -
  • NYS Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services at
  • SAMHSA National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information at
  • Inter-group Association of Alcoholics Anonymous of NY (intergroup) at (212) 647-1680 or (212) 870-3400 or
  • Al-Anon Infocenter at (800) 344-2666 or
  • Narcotics Anonymous at (212) 929-6262

Healthy Living