Competitive Health’s CEO speaks with eHealth News Radio on the challenges and barriers to accessing affordable, quality behavioral health
Kim Darling, CEO and founder of Competitive Health (CHI), a preeminent provider of virtual healthcare access technologies and benefit management solutions, recently spoke with eHealth Radio Network on virtual solutions that cost-effectively support behavioral health care demand in the post-pandemic era.
According to Darling, “Now, more than ever, individuals and families, especially children, are struggling with issues that fall under the behavioral health umbrella. We are seeing a surge in post-COVID demand for professional counseling and therapy to address residual stress, anxiety and depression.
To listen to Kim Darling’s interview with ehealth Radio Network, click here.
Darling advocates for getting Americans the mental health services they need that has been years in the making but was only worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic. This is substantiated by President Biden’s State of the Union announcement of an ambitious plan to address the nation’s mental health crisis.
“As more Americans are turning to support through behavioral health care, many at risk are finding it difficult to access care when needed most in moments of distress,” says Darling. “There is a recognized need for multidisciplinary, individualized and proactive care solutions – confidentially online, at-home and on-demand.”
Telehealth technologies are supporting access to counseling and therapy
With stigmas around mental health subsiding, behavioral health is becoming more accepted and utilized as part of holistic health and primary care model. Innovative telehealth technologies are being utilized to deliver integrated health services virtually, connecting providers and patients face-to-face via real-time video, audio, and instant message interaction. This concierge-like, “virtual visit” experience provides numerous conveniences and benefits to cost-efficient quality behavioral health care.
CHI responds to challenges with accessing affordable, quality mental health services
CHI understands the challenges and barriers to accessing affordable, quality mental health services. Through its virtual primary care approach, CHI is helping employers, employees and families by bringing urgently needed and flexible, convenient support during this critical time.
To help Americans transition back to pre-pandemic life, CHI provides virtual healthcare access technologies and benefit management solutions, now with expanded services for the self-insurance and plan sponsor communities. CHI’s Behavioral Health services, including the introduction of CHI’s Family Behavioral Health, are part of its suite of virtual primary care solutions to support this surge in post-COVID demand for professional counseling and therapy.
We would like to share more on the cost-effective capabilities CHI’s behavioral health services and virtual solutions bring employer-sponsored health plans and benefit brokers. Please visit www.competitivehealth.com or [email protected] for a virtual demo.