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Connect with a professional during COVID-19

Sometimes when you need to talk, you need to talk now.

Along with many other stresses, COVID-19 has left many of us feeling disconnected. That is why we launched Connect Now, our clinical, personal and immediate support line where members can call to connect instantly with a professional counsellor from our EAP.

To access immediate support from a mental health professional through Connect Now, call:

  • Directly at 204.786.8880
  • Toll Free 1.800.590.5553

Who can use Connect Now?

Connect Now is available to individuals and eligible family members who have EAP coverage with Manitoba Blue Cross. Calls to Connect Now do not count as EAP sessions under your benefit plan — you can still utilize the remaining sessions available in your plan.

What kind of support can I expect?

Connect Now is meant to provide immediate support that is brief in nature and intended for those who may not be able to participate in on‑going counselling at this time. If there is a need for regular contact, you can discuss options with your Connect Now counsellor. If you know you'd like to start ongoing counselling, you can also call us directly to initiate the intake process.

Do I have to talk about COVID-19?

No. While we launched this temporary service to help alleviate some of the pressures that have risen during the current pandemic, in no way do we want to limit conversations to COVID‑19 concerns specifically.

Request an appointment with a counsellor

Start the intake process via email

Directly at 204.786.8880
Toll Free at 1.800.590.5553
TTY 204.775.0586