By Bruce Japsen
May 23, 2017
A year after Walgreens Boots Alliance expanded access to behavioral health
treatment by adding an established mental health screening, most patients
took "active steps for follow-up," the drugstore giant said.
Walgreens and its partner, nonprofit Mental Health America (MHA), say nearly
75% of visitors to the drugstore giant's mental health site who completed
MHA's free screenings are moving toward follow-up treatment. That's
important because patients with mental health needs are known to not seek
treatment or medication even once they know their diagnosis, behavioral
health professionals say.