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Fairview Launches Innovative Workplace Behavioral Health Service for Employers

November 6, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 6, 2018--To help address growing behavioral health challenges in the region and rising employer health care costs, Fairview Employer Solutions today launched Behavioral Health & Well-Being. Much more than a traditional Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Fairview’s new behavioral health offering is the only one that provides Minnesota employers with a dedicated well-being advisor. The advisor –- a licensed mental health professional –- takes a very holistic approach to mental health and interactions with other health conditions, including chronic, complex illnesses to help employees maintain optimal emotional health and well-being.

“Unlike a traditional EAP, Behavioral Health & Well-Being takes a very integrated, high-touch approach that will address the vast majority of employees’ behavioral health concerns, guide employees to other services as needed, and provide ongoing support to prevent recurrence,” said René Coult-Calendine, Fairview’s vice president of market and product development. “The workplace is an important societal connection and by partnering with employers, we can help people who are suffering get the most appropriate clinical resources they need quickly and cost-effectively while improving overall workplace performance and lowering employer health care costs.”

New Service Goes Much Deeper Than a Traditional EAP

The new Fairview service goes far beyond traditional EAPs in behavioral health care and integrating overall care. This is especially important because untreated behavioral health conditions lead to unnecessary human suffering and substantial workplace challenges, such as productivity loss and increased health care costs. For example, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association, behavioral health costs alone cost U.S. employers $225 billion per year in lost productivity.

Delayed treatment of behavioral health conditions or conditions left untreated, often expand into much more serious, expensive conditions. However, most people living with behavioral health conditions improve with diagnosis, treatment and follow-up, all key elements of Behavioral Health & Well-Being, which offers:

Employers can call 612-672-2020 or visit fairviewemployersolutions.org/wellbeing to learn more about Behavioral Health & Well-Being.

Behavioral Health & Well-Being is the latest offering from Fairview Employer Solutions, which brings Fairview Health Services health care expertise directly to Minnesota employers through a portfolio of workplace health and wellness services. These services help organizations improve their employees’ health and productivity, and reduce escalating health care costs. Fairview Employer Solutions’ customizable offerings include onsite clinics, a virtual care platform, employee assistance programs, customized sleep health services, and comprehensive one-day executive physicals through University of Minnesota Health.

About Fairview Health Services Fairview Health Services ( fairview.org ) is a Minneapolis-based nonprofit health system driven to heal, discover and educate for longer, healthier lives. Founded in 1906, Fairview provides exceptional care to patients and communities as one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in Minnesota. Through a close relationship with the University of Minnesota, Fairview offers access to breakthrough medical research and specialty expertise as part of a continuum of care that reaches all ages and health needs.

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CONTACT: Fairview Health Services

Eric Schubert, 612-672-4165

eschube2@fairview.org

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