At the 2015 State Conference in St. George, the delegates unanimously approved the FOP Mental Health Program to be administered through the Utah FOP Foundation.
If you are struggling with PTSD or other emotional trauma or issues, you are in need of professional help. Many times, seeking that help can be troublesome for many reasons, mostly trust. If you are a police officer in Utah, the Utah FOP Foundation will pay for your first four (4) visits to a participating provider as long as the Foundation has the funds to do so. In order to be a provider, they must be a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor or equivalent with a history of working with cops/military. This is not an EAP through your work but they will take most insurance plans. See plan details below.
** Even though the FOP will cover visits, an expectation of being "issue free" after just a few visits is unrealistic. We offer this service to assist our members in getting through the door and beginning the journey to a better life and better career. This plan is to help get you through the door, not supplement the financial cost of wellness. The agencies should be bearing that cost since it is in their service that the damage is done. Providers on our plan accept multiple insurances. Check with the provider for coverage options after your visits on us.
Currently, this program provides:
*Non-FOP Police officers in Utah: Two (2) visits (spouses NOT included)
*FOP Police officers/retired in Utah: Four (4) visits per year. Spouses may use two (2) of those visits.
*Utah FOP Auxiliary members: Four (4) visits one time.
*If a Utah FOP member is using a provider that also has a contract for services with the member's agency, the agency plan is primary and MUST be utilized first.