TOTAL TELEHEALTH

PSYCHIATRY

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

behavioral health benefits

TELEPSYCHIATRY

While many businesses include behavioral health services in their benefits packages, it is not enough. Even if it’s buried in the fine print, common barriers to care make it difficult for employees to access psychiatric care.

THE ISSUE

— Substance abuse, depression, anxiety and family issues are
rampant, affecting employees’ focus, productivity and morale.

— Workplace Mental Health reported that presenteeism among
employees with depression led to the equivalent of 32 lost
workdays
a year.

— The Center for Prevention and Health Services reports that mental illness and substance abuse cost employers between $79 and $105 billion each year in lost productivity, absenteeism, and increased healthcare and disability costs.

HOW IT WORKS

Members log on to MeMD to schedule their initial 45-minute session.

Using a phone, computer or mobile device, they connect with a psychiatric provider who designs a treatment plan that may include talk therapy, medications, psychosocial interventions and other treatments depending on the members’ needs.

Follow-up sessions are 15-minutes and can be scheduled to manage medications and evaluate progress.

Patients can use the local lab provider of their choice for lab tests and results are sent directly to their MeMD provider for review.

URGENT CARE

THE SOLUTION

All of the psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners in MeMD’s provider network are board-certified, state-licensed and credentialed in accordance with NCQA guidelines. They specialize in diagnosing and treating mental health issues, and can prescribe medications as appropriate.

Our telepsychiatry solution removes the barriers of traditional in person care, providing much-needed mental health care in the comfort and privacy of home, or anywhere else a member chooses.

— Access to private and secure care anywhere.

— Following an initial 45-minute session, patients can schedule 15-minute follow-up visits with the same provider to check-in on progress and manage medications the patient may be taking.