MeMD Rolls Out Behavioral Telehealth Services for Businesses and Consumers Nationwide

To improve access to mental health care for employees and consumers across the country, national telehealth provider MeMD has launched behavioral health services through its online platform at memd.me.

“With mental health professionals nationwide, Arizona-based MeMD offers online therapy for depression, anxiety, substance misuse, trauma, marital and family problems, eating disorders, grief, and numerous other emotional and mental health issues,” a provided statement explains.

“The importance of mental and emotional health cannot be overstated, yet access to therapy is limited, and it’s not typically available through employer health plans,” said MeMD President Glenn Dean. “Increasing access through telehealth is the next frontier in behavioral health. Not only does this service help fill a critical counseling gap, but it enables businesses to conveniently and confidentially address their employees’ wellbeing, which can ultimately improve productivity, satisfaction and loyalty.”

The shortage of U.S. behavioral health services is well documented. According to Kaiser Family Foundation, more than 100 million Americans live in areas where behavioral health services are severely limited. Often times, people must travel long distances or wait months to see a provider. It’s no surprise Mental Health America reports nearly 60 percent of U.S. adults with a mental health condition do not receive proper treatment.

Available to employer groups and individuals, MeMD members can connect with a therapist in as few as 48 hours from their computer or mobile device. Patients simply log on 24/7 to select their desired appointment date and time. Sessions are 50 minutes.

“For business owners, this means employees have simple and convenient access to providers who can help the employees address a variety of emotional and mental health concerns,” added Dean. “This translates to increased productivity, improved interpersonal skills and a multitude of other benefits in the workplace, while also enhancing employees’ personal well-being.”

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