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Personal Assistance Service (PAS) is the faculty/employee assistance program of Duke University and Health System. Our staff of licensed professionals offers assessment, short-term counseling, and referrals to help resolve a range of personal, work, and family problems. PAS services are available at no charge to benefit-eligible Duke faculty, staff, and their family members.

About PAS


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Duke Employees

To schedule an appointment to meet with a PAS counselor contact the PAS office at 919-416-1PAS (919-416-1727), Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Main Street location: 2200 West Main Street, Erwin Square Tower, on the 4th floor in Suite 400A. Free parking is available around the building. Transportation is also available on the H5 Duke shuttle from Duke North, Duke South, Hock Plaza, and Erwin Mill.

Out-of-State Employees

Services are provided through Business Health Services (BHS) at 800-327-2251.

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LinkedIn Learning Classes

As a Duke employee, you have free access to courses on LinkedIn Learning covering topics such as work-from-home parents, resilience, burnout, anxiety and depression in the workplace, and leadership in times of crisis. 

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Well-Being Webinar Series

This webinar series introduces you to the science of well-being and the practical tools and strategies you can use right away to emotionally support yourself and your team, department, unit, or organization. In the second half the series, you’ll have the opportunity to take a deeper dive and explore evidence-based well-being practices, learn advanced concepts, and discover additional tools along the way.

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Can PAS Help?

Some people have difficulty in contacting a counseling resource or deciding whether it may be beneficial. PAS counselors often talk with people experiencing a range of personal, family, or work-related problems, including:

  • marital and relationship difficulties
  • family issues
  • emotional distress
  • alcohol and drug concerns
  • career issues, work conflicts, and stress
  • financial or legal situations
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Duke Personal Assistance Services (PAS) - A Brief Overview

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Find out more about Duke Personal Assistance Service (PAS) in this quick overview. Learn how PAS can help you, how to access their services, and what sorts of resources are available.

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"PAS carefully adheres to professional standards of ethics and confidentiality. Appointments and services are confidential to the fullest extent permitted by law. Except for danger to self or others, child abuse or neglect, or authorized legal access, no information is released without written consent of the client."