Ginger, the leader in on-demand mental health care, announced a partnership with Capsule, the nation’s largest independent digital pharmacy, to provide Ginger members with an effortless way to receive and manage mental health medications safely from their homes. With Capsule’s end-to-end technology platform, this partnership builds on Ginger’s comprehensive approach to medication management, which brings together a team of behavioral health coaches, therapists, and psychiatrists who work together to prescribe medications, support adherence, and transition members off of medications when appropriate.
Ginger’s new medication management partnership with Capsule will help to:
- Reduce barriers to prescription adherence: After a consultation with a Ginger board-certified psychiatrist, members will have the option to fill their prescriptions cost-effectively through Capsule, with free home delivery.
- Improve care with visibility into prescribing data: With Capsule’s technology platform, Ginger’s prescribing psychiatrists will have visibility into medication fill rates, associated adverse events, and other data necessary to ensure the safety, efficacy, and appropriateness of members’ medication regimens.
- Curtail employer spending while improving health outcomes: The option for seamless home-delivery of medications can help employers save on prescription spend. Ginger members are treated and supervised within a team-based care model, which includes behavioral health coaches, licensed therapists, and psychiatrists. In a recent study published in JMIR, 60% of individuals served by Ginger’s team-based care model experienced a reduction in their anxiety symptoms.
Over the last few months, Ginger has seen a significant increase in members’ mental health needs, with 335% uptick in demand for therapy and psychiatry services in January 2021 in comparison to pre-coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) averages. By delivering evidence-based behavioral health coaching, therapy, and psychiatry right from a smartphone, Ginger is the only end-to-end telemental health provider designed to meet the skyrocketing demand at a fraction of the cost of traditional care. Ginger’s nationwide network of board-certified psychiatrists support members with managing their mental health medications, ranging from traditional antidepressants to more complex mood-stabilizing medications. When needed, members can work with a psychiatrist one-on-one, wherever they are, to understand current medications, order labs, change regimens or start new prescriptions.
Same-day medication delivery is now available at no additional cost to all Ginger members residing in metro areas of New York City, Chicago, Minneapolis, Boston, and Austin. The company plans to expand same-day delivery to additional regions in the coming weeks and months.
Ginger is the maker of an on-demand mental health treatment platform that brings together behavioral health coaches, therapists, and psychiatrists, who work as a team to deliver personalized care through the consumers’ digital devices. The Ginger app provides members with access to the support they need within seconds, 24/7, 365 days a year. Millions of people have access to Ginger through their employers, health plans, and partners.
Capsule is rebuilding the pharmacy industry from the inside out with an emotionally resonant experience and technology that enables customized outcomes for primary care professionals, hospitals, insurers, and manufacturers. Capsule has designed every aspect of the pharmacy experience to give consumers and partners the peace of mind of having their health looked after. Capsule is available in New York City, Austin, Chicago, Boston, and Minneapolis, with plans to continue expanding nationally during 2021.
This was reported by Ginger on February 24, 2021.