Telepsychiatry is the newest entry into remote telehealth offerings by American Well.
The company, focused on transforming healthcare delivery, addresses basic health issues as well as chronic conditions. American Well already serves 50 million covered Americans through its Amwell video app or work with major health insurers.
Why the move into remote behavioral health services? It's logical when you consider the numbers. According to Dr. Zereana Jess-Huff, American Well VP of Behavioral Health:
"Every year one in four people will deal with a mental health disorder, yet less than half of these individuals will actually receive treatment... "
The service launched in selected states the week of September 12th with nationwide coverage expected in early 2017.
Read more about American Well's move into behavioral health.