To Address the Escalating Need for Substance Use Disorder Treatment, Boulder Announces New Services Available to UnitedHealthcare Members under 18.
SEATTLE, WA, January 18, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ — Boulder Care, the leading telehealth provider of addiction medicine, today announced an expansion of its services to treat adolescents with substance use disorder. Treatment will soon be available to eligible members of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Washington who are under 18 and seeking treatment for opioid or alcohol use disorders.
In 2020, overdose deaths doubled among adolescents aged 12-17. The alarming rise in drug use, drug-related fatalities, and mental health challenges in teens underscores the critical need for early intervention and continuous support.
But as the problem is rapidly growing, evidence-based treatment options remain scarce: particularly for low-income families insured by Medicaid.
Boulder’s telehealth model ensures timely intervention, privacy, and long-term support without disrupting patients’ education or critical social networks. Further, partnering with pediatric primary care and school-based programs helps Boulder form a network of comprehensive support tailored to each patient.
By contracting under value-based payment arrangements with leading Medicaid Managed Care Organizations, Boulder makes a diverse team of providers available to every patient, including specialized medical care, peers, case managers, and community liaisons.
Boulder Care’s CEO, Stephanie Strong, said, “We are heartened to serve families in Washington who are overcoming deeply challenging behavioral health conditions. It’s a privilege to offer a new option to UnitedHealthcare Community Plan, and we hope to help many families who are making important healthcare decisions to keep loved ones safe and well.”
Boulder Care is a leading telehealth provider organization specializing in evidence-based treatment for substance use disorder. With a commitment to innovation and collaboration, Boulder Care aims to address the diverse needs of individuals and families affected by substance use, providing comprehensive care that fosters lasting recovery.
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