What is Depression Care Management?
In 2005, TeleCare developed and implemented a Depression Care Management (DCM) program, using a model based on the research of Dr. Kathryn Rost, to support people in managing their depression. Depression can have an impact on every part of a person’s life, and can be related to physical illness and disease.
Who is eligible for the program?
Depression Care Management is often an employer-funded benefit, or may be offered through your health care plan. It is always a voluntary and confidential program that provides professional and compassionate one-to-one outreach and ongoing support. The program is clinically proven to help individuals feel better and to improve their overall health and well-being. To find out if this program is offered as a benefit to you, please call the number listed below.
How can Depression Care Management help me?
You will talk on the phone with a Depression Care Manager on a regular basis. Your Care Manager understands the serious problems that people with depression face. What might work for one person, may not work for another. Your Care Manager will customize your plan as you talk together to discover what’s effective for you.
What are the Care Manager’s qualificatons?
Care Managers are specially trained, licensed mental health professionals and registered nurses who will stay in touch with you by phone on a regular basis. Your Care Manager will provide you with caring and personal support. They are available to answer questions about depression, about medications and will support you each step you take toward your health and well-being.
Does the Depression Care Manager take the place of my personal physician or therapist?
No, your Care Manager works treatment plans with your health care providers. With your permission, your Care Manager will communicate with your doctor and your mental health provider about your progress to ensure that they have the important information they need to help you.
Will my employer find out if I enroll in the Depression Care Management program?
No, the DCM program is committed to providing clients with completely confidential services.TeleCare never provides employers a list of individuals who are eligible or who are enrolled in the DCM program.
How do I get more information?
You can call 1-888-845-2881 or 719-572-6133 and ask to speak to a Depression Care Manager, or you