Leading telehealth company offers affordable, easy to access mental health services
One in four Americans are affected by emotional distress at some time in life, but only one in eight seeks care. 1 Today, national telehealth leader American Well® is breaking down barriers and increasing access to mental healthcare with the introduction of Amwell Therapy Associates.
Amwell Therapy Associates Reaches Consumers
With the Amwell web or mobile app, consumers can select a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) or Psychologist of their choice for a 45 minute video talk session to address common behavioral health challenges such as depression, anxiety, stress, insomnia, changes to mood or behavior, and more. Therapists are available 7 am – 11 pm EST, 7 days per week to help individuals and families cope with many life issues that may require professional attention. Visits cost $79 to consumers, compared with the average national cost of $153 (Healthcare Bluebook), and may be covered by insurance.
“Lack of availability of qualified providers and stigma are two major challenges that mental health patients face,” said Jennifer Gentile, MM, PsyD, Instructor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School and head of Amwell Therapy Associates. “By eliminating those barriers, reducing the stigma, and increasing access for high-quality visits, we are creating greater choice of options for the 61.5 million Americans who experience mental illness every year.” 2
What Amwell Therapy Associates Offers for Employers
In addition to serving consumers directly, American Well will make access to therapy services available through its large employer clients, many of whom seek to offer employees more convenient and cost effective counselling services for life’s difficult times. American Well will also make access to therapy services available via its health plan partners, both national and regional health plans.
“Top employers provide mental health services as part of their benefits plan,” said Ido Schoenberg, MD, Chairman and CEO of American Well. “Amwell makes these services easier to access and more affordable.”
Amwell Therapy Associates is group of therapists associated with the Online Care Group – the nation’s first and largest physician-owned primary and urgent care group devoted to video telehealth. To date, American Well serves more than 15 Million covered lives across 45 states and the District of Columbia. American Well is a secure, HIPAA-compliant platform that gives consumers direct access to their choice of U.S. board-certified clinicians for acute care, behavioral health, and nutrition counseling. The Amwell App is the easiest way for patients to see a doctor right away and connect for immediate, live visits in less than 2 minutes. Download the Amwell app for free from the iTunes or Google Play stores.
About American Well
American Well is a telehealth services company that brings healthcare into the homes and workplaces of patients. The Company’s web and mobile telehealth platform connects patients and clinicians for live, clinically meaningful visits through video, supplemented by secure text chat and phone. American Well, Amwell, and Amwell Therapy Associates are trademarks of American Well Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks used are the property of their respective owners. For more information, visit www.americanwell.com.