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Mental health resources

Employee assistance

When Geisinger residents and fellows need help for behavioral health, personal or professional concerns, they can access  GuidanceResources, the employee assistance program. This employee benefit is free. Calling 1-888-327-4623 connects the caller to a live, trained triage representative who will give you a list of providers and free counseling sessions in your area. Identify yourself as a “member” (that means employee) if you are calling for yourself or your family (family members covered by your Geisinger insurance can also access free services), or “manager” if you are calling on behalf of one of your residents or fellows. You can call this triage to ask for advice on how to help someone too, if you are not sure.

Download our EAP flyer for more information.

The Center for Professionalism and Well-Being

The Center for Professionalism and Well-Being offers free, completely confidential conversations with a representative from the center (individual or group).

Contact: Charlotte Collins, PhD, Division Chief
Tiger Text: Charlotte Collins

Well-Being Playbook 2.0 – American Hospital Association

Mental Health First Aid

Individuals certified in Mental Health First Aid:

Central Region

  • Christine Demelfi-Ritter, Program Administrator, Anesthesiology Residency
  • Ashley Derose, Program Administrator, Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency
  • Melissa Erb, Program Administrator, Pathology Residency
  • Patricia Heinle, Program Administrator, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency & Transitional Year Residencies
  • Tracy Hendershot, Program Administrator, Neurology
  • Cortney Houtz, LPN, Program Administrator, Diagnostic Radiology, Interventional Radiology – Independent, IR/DR – Integrated Residencies
  • Alicia Laskowski, Program Administrator, Med-Peds Residency
  • Denise Keyser, Program Manager, Internal Medicine Residency
  • Margarita Menapace, C-TAGME, Education Specialist, GME
  • Gabriela Powers, Program Administrator, Clinical Psychology Fellowship
  • Kendra Rockwell, Program Administrator, Nephrology Fellowship/Internal Medicine Residency
  • Tammy Rodenhaver, Program Administrator, Dermatology Residency
  • Kristi Shirk, Education Specialist, Faculty Development
  • Mallory Swartz, Program Administrator, Urology Residency
  • Jessica Temple, Program Manager, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
  • Hope Vaughn, Education Specialist, GME
  • Erin Walker, Program Administrator, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine & Critical Care Medicine Fellowships
  • MaryAnne Wesner, Program Manager, Pediatrics Residency
  • Jennifer Wolfe, Program Administrator, General Surgery Residency
  • Jennifer Zarko, Program Manager, Cardiology, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Interventional Cardiology & Vascular Surgery Fellowships

Northeastern Region

  • Jill Giomboni, Program Manager, Family Medicine Residency
  • Laura Jones, MS, Program Administrator, General Surgery Residency
  • Tina Leiby, Program Administrator, Addiction Medicine and Sports Medicine Fellowships
  • Christopher Whitmoyer, EdD, C-TAGME, Director of Education

Western Region

  • Stephanie Bilger, Program Manager, Family Medicine Residency - Lewistown

Visit the Mental Health & Well-Being page on OurGeisinger

Domestic violence

Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Medical advocate:  570-271-5473 or pager: 570-318-0832
Weekends and evenings
24-hour hotline: 570-784-6631 or 800-544-8293

Community mental health resources

To obtain a complete list of mental health providers in our community,  call Geisinger Health Plan Mental Health at 888-839-7972. You can speak directly with a representative who will help define your search based on your needs.

Geisinger Medical Center

Call 800-275-6401 to schedule an appointment and note, if comfortable, that you are a Geisinger employee. The program director or faculty may page one of the following providers on your behalf.

  • Laura Campbell, PhD, ABPP
  • Justin Coffey, MD, Chair

Other resources & self-screening tools

Bioethics advice and consultation services

Available 24 hours a day. On-call member is listed in the phone book under “Bioethics System Wide.”