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University of Mississippi

Health and Wellness Benefits

The University of Mississippi is dedicated to providing resources that support the health and wellness for all our employees. Employee participation in wellness program activities is supported by University leaders and is authorized by Mississippi Senate Bill 2646 of 2010 as can be found in the University’s Participation in Wellness Policy.

We are pleased that as of June 1, 2022, RebelWell is expanding  and is currently able to offer two Employee Assistance Programs to provide confidential assistance to employees and their household members covering a wide range of family, marital, work-life challenges, and mental health issues.

On-campus Employee Assistance Program (EAP-MH)

The Employee Assistance-Mental Health Program (EAP-MH) is the University’s existing on-site counseling program offered by the University Counseling Center. It is a confidential service available to all administration, faculty, and staff.

EAP-MH Consultation is a short-term program provided to employees who are experiencing challenging work/life-related situations and might benefit from speaking to a counselor in an individual session. Common topics include stress related to work or home, interpersonal difficulties, or barriers to work productivity.

Four consultations are provided as follows:

  • The first consultation is free
  • The remaining 3 consultations are charged at $30 per session.
  • A fee of $30 is charged for cancellations and no-shows.

Sessions are paid through payroll deduction. Sessions are renewable each calendar year (January-December).

To schedule an appointment, contact the Counseling Center at 662-915-3784 or via email at


Supplemental Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Services: Deer Oaks EAP

In addition to the existing on-site counseling options offered by the University Counseling Service, RebelWell now offers counseling and other new services to University of Mississippi employees and their families through Deer Oaks EAP. All services are free to the participant. The program offered by Deer Oaks is designed to help employees and their family/household members achieve a balance of emotional, social, environmental, and cultural well-being.

Mental health counseling: Receive up to six free, confidential counseling sessions per person, per issue, per year. You may request structured telephonic sessions, video telehealth sessions, or in-person sessions at a local provider’s office. Like all the services available through Deer Oaks EAP, the counseling benefit is available to the employee, anyone living in the household, and any other dependent children. When short-term services are not appropriate or sufficient, Deer Oaks will coordinate with our healthcare plan for referral assistance to a network provider through the medical benefit.

Some people may find that they don’t need counseling as much as some coaching toward a personal or professional goal. Deer Oaks also provides that: just call 1-888-993-7650 and the intake counselor will help you find the counseling, coaching, or other service that best meets your needs.

Mental health care providers who would like to be included in Deer Oaks’s referral network may call 1-888-993-7650 and request a Credentialing Packet.

Work-Life Services: Work-life consultants are available to assist with a wide range of daily living resources such as locating pet sitters, event planners, or tutors, or finding the right home repair, child/elder care, travel planning, or moving services. Simply call the Helpline (1-888-993-7650) for resource and referral information.

Legal and financial counseling: Take advantage of a free 30-minute consultation with a licensed lawyer or financial advisor, then 25% off their fees, if representation is required.

Take the High Road Ride Reimbursement Program: Deer Oaks reimburses members for their cab, Lyft, and Uber fares in the event of  incapacitation due to impairment by a substance or extreme emotional condition. This service is available once per year per participant, with a maximum reimbursement of $45.00 (excludes tip).

Wellness Resources: Find a library of webinars on a variety of wellness topics at

Start taking advantage of the services today! Access the Employee Assistance Program services by calling the toll-free helpline number, using the iConnectYou App for iPhone or Android, or instant messaging with a work-life consultant through the online instant messaging system.

Toll-free Helpline: (888) 993-7650
Website: (click “member login” and enter username and password: staywell)
iConnectYou Registration Code: 231711

All services are free and completely confidential. Although Deer Oaks will provide aggregate information to the University as a way to understand utilization, they will not divulge the name of—or any personal information about—the user or the service. 


Questions? Reach out to Lynn Wilkins at