Western nations endure staggering health burdens due to inadequate treatment of mental health issues. Worldwide, one in five people experience a mental health problem or issue at some point in their lives. And, nearly two-thirds of people with known mental disorders never seek help from mental health professionals for a variety of reasons including the stigma attached to such a diagnosis, wait times and access to see specialists as well as the costs1. Treating physicians are left with unclear diagnoses and treatment plan choices and a lack of guidance. There is a need to align treatment protocols to provide the best solution for patients.
WorldCare ACCESS Mental Health service is available globally and provides the member and their designated physician with the guidance needed to make optimal healthcare decisions as they move forward. This virtual second opinion service uses a multi-disciplinary second opinion evaluation of the underlying medical condition by sub-specialists from a top-ranked U.S. hospital of the WorldCare Consortium®. A senior psychiatrist at the Consortium® facility spearheads the second opinion process by providing diagnostic clarification and psycho-phamacotherapeutic guidance along with suggestions around counseling interventions and other locally-available therapies. This multi-disciplinary approach helps align and inform the treating physician’s handling of the patient’s care moving forward.
Step 1: The eligible member calls or completes an online form to request service.
Step 2: WorldCare works with the member and their designated physician(s) to gather medical records and sends them to the medical institution best suited to review their case.
Step 3: The psychiatrist and multi-disciplinary team review the member’s records and diagnostic material and provide an independent second opinion to the member and their treating physician.
Although some clients may opt to cover any and all mental health conditions, below is a sample abbreviated covered conditions list, which can be customized on a client-by-client basis.
Our mission is to improve healthcare outcomes of patients worldwide by connecting our clients to the foremost medical experts at top-ranked U.S. hospitals. And, with over 22 years of experience, our expert medical second opinion service is the gold-standard. Our unique partnership with the top-ranked hospitals in the U.S., The WorldCare Consortium®, along with teams of specialists within these hospitals, enables us to provide expert medical second opinions of an unmatched clinical rigor and depth. We help thousands of members worldwide and their treating physicians have the confidence that their diagnosis is correct and that they are on the optimal treatment plan while reducing overall healthcare costs.