WINOOSKI, Vt., Aug. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Marathon Health, LLC, a provider of onsite health centers that enable employers to optimize the health of their workforce and business, today announced the addition of behavioral health counseling to its suite of services. The offering will provide mental health and wellness care to individuals, couples, and families at its worksite health centers across the country.
One in five Americans suffer from mental illness each year, but nearly 60 percent do not receive treatment. Mental health issues can often be debilitating for employees and costly for employers. Mental illness and substance abuse costs employers an estimated $225.8 billion each year. Mental health issues such as stress, anxiety, depression and substance abuse contribute to high turnover, burnout, exhaustion, and decreased motivation.
To address this unmet need, Marathon Health is rolling out a national behavioral health services program. These services will be offered by a master's level licensed clinical mental health counselor. The counselors will provide treatment for symptoms such as depression, anxiety and substance abuse. In addition to providing counseling for individuals, couples, and families, counselors can lead educational workshops to promote overall wellbeing in the workplace.
"We recognize that mental health is a key contributor to overall wellbeing," said Jerry Ford, CEO of Marathon Health. "Adding behavioral health to our suite of services was a natural progression in our commitment to treating the whole patient. We're proud to offer this service and help patients on their journey to better health and wellbeing."
Marathon Health's behavioral health services offer improved access to mental healthcare alongside a 2:1 ROI for redirected care, coordination with onsite providers, and medication management. When accounting for productivity and turnover gains, a 3:1 ROI is achieved.
Marathon Health unveiled behavioral health services during its annual Customer Forum, held August 27-30, 2017 at the Stowe Mountain Lodge in Stowe, Vermont.
About Marathon Health
Marathon Health offers a proven solution for helping employers reduce the total cost of healthcare. The Marathon Health approach integrates the best practices of onsite primary care, health assessment with risk identification, coaching and advocacy, and disease management for high cost chronic conditions. Marathon Health supports its unique model with an eHealth Portal delivering medical content, interactive diet and fitness tools, a personal health record, and an electronic medical record to manage care. For more information, please visit www.marathon-health.com.