Mental health is the main focus for a Boston company as they open their very first clinic inside a North Texas Walmart with hopes of making mental health treatment an easier thing to locate.
According to a news release, Beacon Health Options launched their health services, which will provide outpatient mental health therapy in “locations, such as retail stores, that promise convenience, privacy, and accessibility.”
Patients are in good hands with their experienced, licensed clinicians. The Beacon Care Services team has nearly 35 years of experience helping people with a wide variety of behavioral health issues.
Walmart has the honor of launching their first location at (NYSE: WMT) store at 1213 E. Trinity Mills Road in Carrollton. A Spokesperson for Beacon said it is, “evaluating other locations” for multiple clinics nationwide.
The locations will each be staffed by at least one medical expert and offer care for issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, grief and relationship issues. They, however, will not be able to subscribe to any medication.
According to their website” During your appointment, an experienced clinician will describe the process and will ask you questions about your concerns. You may be asked to fill out a brief questionnaire to help your clinician gather more information.”
Reporters were able to get a statement from Russell C. Petrella, Beacon’s president and CEO which saying, “This initiative combines our company’s behavioral health expertise with our longstanding dedication to making quality care more accessible,” she continues with, “We chose a retail setting for the first practice because it offers the convenience of a local neighborhood location that is close by and easy to get to, and our evening hours accommodate our patients’ schedules. Our online appointment scheduling system makes it easy for people to plan their visits ahead of time to fit into their busy lifestyles.”
This past year has been very positive and influential for mental health, from Movemeber, an annual event involving the growing of mustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s mental health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s suicide, to famous athletes and superstars sharing their struggles. Beacon hopes to eliminate the stigmas behind Mental health treatment and shed light on a dark subject to anyone who needs it.
The retail giant in addition to health care has in-store locations for banks, law firms, and other companies. The law store itself has 11 offices inside Walmart locations and hopes to expand their mental health clinics nationwide.
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