CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Monday, executives of 1.800MD announced a new, enhanced service to its membership – behavioral health care. 1.800MD is one of the oldest and largest, national telemedicine companies specializing in convenient, quality medical care for individuals, families, employers, groups and others.
From a computer or connected device such as a smartphone, members can access from anywhere in the United States a network of experienced clinicians trained in behavioral health. 1.800MD’s behavioral health clinicians can diagnose, consult and provide brief psychotherapy services for conditions such as depression, anxiety, stress management, alcohol and drug problems, grief or loss, and more.
“Caring for the health of an individual is a multi-faceted task,” said Andy Jacobson, founder and chief executive officer of 1.800MD. “We are thrilled to be able to offer behavioral health as a critical component to caring for the person as a whole.”
As reported by the United States government, only 38 percent of adults with diagnosable mental health problems receive needed treatment. Accessibility and cost are among the two most notable barriers to care.
In addition to its existing lineup of board-certified physicians in all 50 states who can diagnose and treat common health ailments, the behavioral health care services allow members to find support for one’s emotional and mental well-being.
“As a health care technology company, we strive to remove as many barriers as possible to give individuals, families, employers and groups every opportunity to have holistic and quality health care at any point in time,” said Ed Dingle, vice president of operations and technology.
1.800MD’s behavioral health care program saves time with its ease of location and availability, offers specialized care to best meet one’s needs, provides continuity of care, and is secure with a HIPAA-compliant video conferencing system.
Privately held and management owned, 1.800MD is one of the oldest and largest, national telemedicine companies specializing in convenient, quality medical care for individuals, families, employers, groups and others. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, 1.800MD complements employer benefits packages and is an accessible and inexpensive alternative for common ailments. With board-certified physicians in all 50 states, those in need can obtain diagnosis, treatment and prescriptions where necessary, through the convenience of a telephone or digital communications. For more information, please visit www.1800md.com.
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