ValeraHealth has created a one-stop shop to help patients seek treatment for their mental health. Users can coordinate care, attend appointments, and begin their journey to mental wellness.
Valera partners with healthcare providers to help patients receive adequate mental health treatment quickly, especially when patients have an immediate or unexpected need and there is limited care available. Upon being referred, patients will begin receiving treatment within just seven days. Valera will create a personalised care model for the patient, even for the most complex cases, and remain in contact with the healthcare provider to update them on their patients’ behalf. Through using Valera’s care, 85% of patients showed improvement after only eight months.
Not only can care be accessed from Valera through a healthcare provider, but individuals can also seek treatment just as easily. Valera partners with a multitude of major insurance companies. To keep care accessible and affordable, patients without insurance can utilise Valera, with appointment costs beginning at $59 per visit. Users don’t need to leave their home to visit a therapist or psychiatrist, as they receive all appointments remotely, through either a video or audio call, within the Valera smartphone app.
To get started, users will first meet with a health coach for free. This appointment will cover all logistics as well as the concerns and questions. Based on this information, Valera’s health coach will connect the patient with a provider from Valera’s network of highly trained and licensed mental health specialists who can address various problems using different treatment methods. These methods include cognitive behavioural therapy, psychoanalysis, mindfulness, and trauma-informed care.
Once treatment begins, the patients’ care team will be there for them through every step of their mental health journey. Users can communicate via secure in-app messaging with providers on their team anytime they need to. Additionally, Valera will provide timely reminders for appointments and remind patients of their personal care goals. Valera dedicates a section of their app to self-guided programs and exercises to provide resources for patients’ overall wellness. The app can be downloaded on the App Store and Google Play by users ages six and up.