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Medavie Blue Cross to deliver industry leading form of integrated virtual psychotherapy

Posted by Medavie Blue Cross on October 11, 2018

Medavie Blue Cross today announced the launch of an innovative pilot project, in partnership with Medaca Health Group, to give plan members on an approved mental health disability claim easier online access to expert mental health care.

The project will deliver virtual Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), allowing plan members diagnosed with anxiety or depression to receive therapy from an accredited professional from their phone or computer.

Using their computer, smartphone or tablet, plan members log on to the service’s digital platform to communicate with their CBT therapist via video. This is augmented with instant messaging and homework assignments that can be shared during the session.

The CBT treatment will be integrated with the psychiatric treatment service Medaca has offered to Medavie since 2012, providing plan members with early access and effective treatment from psychiatrists working directly with family physicians.

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