WellScreen™ provides a quick, easy technology platform for healthcare providers to administer mental health screenings, document results, and refer patients to appropriate resources.
As many as one in four primary care patients suffer from depression.
And the healthcare costs for patients double when the patient has an underlying, untreated mental health condition.
Patients with untreated depression and a chronic illness have monthly healthcare costs that average $560 higher than those with just a chronic disease, according to the American Hospital Association.
The good news -- mental health conditions, once diagnosed, can be effectively treated for most people.
Numerous studies have documented the effectiveness of screening for behavioral health disorders in primary care settings. Screening provides a quick and effective means to identify patients who are suffering from depression but may not seek help. And emerging research indicates that early intervention can change the course of some mental illnesses.
WellScreen uses the Patient Health Questionnaire 9 (PHQ9) and the Patient Health Questionnaire for Adolescents (PHQ-A), evidence-based, self-administered screening tool for depression.
Contact us to see how WellScreen works. It will take less than 20 minutes to show you.