The percentage of disability claims due to mental illness continues to rise; a significant contributor to the $20 billion cost of workplace mental illness each year. Pre-COVID there was a shortage of psychiatric care, at crisis levels. Post-COVID it will be worse.
Medaca offers a range of services to help employees receive treatment at different stages of a mental illness. Under the TeamCare brand, there are a range of treatment options that provide employers and insurers with early diagnosis and treatment for employees.
As employees transition back to a post-COVID workplace, presenteeism has become a major threat to the productivity of organizations. This is an issue that now has the attention of the C-Suite. Leaders recognize the long-term strategic and performance costs at play.
Stay At Work is an early intervention and treatment service that helps employees recover while they’re still on the job. 80% of those receiving treatment early, will recover fully. This greatly reduces the impact on productivity in a demanding workplace, helps the employer avoid unnecessary disability costs, and most importantly, keeps a valued employee at work.
Treatment of mental health disorders like depression is like treatment for any other serious illness. It can take time. The pace of recovery can be difficult to predict. This hurts employees with strong potential to return to work when they lose access to short-term treatment services once they cross the long-term disability threshold.
TeamCare Late Stage is tailored to fit these more complex situations. It is designed to assist insurers who are able to refer claims at a later stage STD or early LTD status. With effective, sustained treatment, claimants can recover and return to work.
Early intervention for mental health challenges results in significantly reduced short-term and long-term disability claims.
In some cases, employees may benefit from more than one treatment option in order to recover and return to work productively. TeamCare+ provides access within 9 business days to a psychiatrist. Then, if necessary, virtual Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (vCBT) is added to the treatment plan. Psychiatrists and psychotherapists work hand in hand to offer an integrated treatment approach that is shared with the family physician. Both are focused on a healthy and timely return to work.
First responders work in difficult situations every day – and have been pushed to the limit with the COVID-19 pandemic. They need support they can count on and they need it early. TeamCare FR™ is a treatment service designed for Canada’s first responders. Psychiatrists and psychologists with expertise diagnosing and treating PTSD, team up with family physicians to co-ordinate care. The goal is to get the help our first responders to return to a healthy and productive life.
Medaca practitioners are carefully selected to ensure they have specialized expertise with PTSD. There is a major shortage of this expertise in Canada.
Here at Medaca, we are thrilled to be making a difference in workplaces across Canada.
We’re proud to have helped so many employers get their employees healthy, happy and back to work quickly.