OCA Personal Assistance Program

The OCA Personal Assistance Program is available to all OCA employees, clergy (priests and deacons only), and their families. The most important part of the program is the 8 free counseling sessions a year (most EAP’s/PAP’s offer only three a year), but also lots of other services including discounts on everyday items.

The Personal Assistance Program is a special program developed with the blessing of the Holy Synod to assist clergy, church workers and their families with issues in need of counseling. All of the dioceses contribute to the program and the referrals are at no cost and strictly confidential with the company. The program is provided through an agreement with Magellan Health Services. To access the program, go to http://www.magellanassist.com

Click on “New or Unregistered Users,” enter the OCA plan’s toll free number, 1-800-523-5668, the organization name is “Orthodox Church in America,” and follow the instructions. You may skip the registration after the first two steps to simply peruse the website’s resources. There are a number of services available to you:


8 free sessions a year
Choose your own therapist from a list of participating providers (accessed on the website or by calling the 800 number)
A spouse or family member can join your counseling sessions
You are free to switch therapists at any time

Online assessments for:

Health and wellness
Behavioral health
Anger management
Substance abuse
Financial planning
Families and parenting

LifeMart offers discounts on:

Travel (car rentals, flights, cruises, etc)
Movie tickets
Wellness products
…and more

Online and on-demand training on various topics:

Military spouses; dealing with separation
Conflict resolution
Workplace communication and conflict