Clinical depression is recognized as one of the major health concerns facing our nation. For this reason, WHA and Magellan (HAI-CA) have joined efforts to develop Depression Prevention Programs for WHA members. The programs are compliant with the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) standards and focus on enhancing the delivery of preventive health through depression screening after:
Overall Goal: The overall goal of the prevention programs is the early identification of those who are or may be at-risk for depression; to decrease the level of depression and the length of the illness through early treatment and education about depression.
Program Services: The Prevention Programs provide outreach services conducted by a licensed behavioral health care manager (CM). Some of the program services include:
The focus of this program is the newly delivered mother of a newborn child. Postpartum depression is not an uncommon condition after delivery. This program provides the resources to help you understand why some women experience what is commonly known as "the baby blues" and how to deal with the symptoms.
This prevention program focuses on WHA members ages 18 + years of age identified with a medical condition (i.e. diabetes, asthma, cardiac issues, chronic pain, cancer, etc.) who are at risk for depression. The program provides support and resources to help you as you recover from a medical event or hospital stay.