AVON, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Magellan Health Services Inc. (MGLN) today announced that in response to the Moore, Oklahoma tornado, it has set up a 24-hour toll-free hotline to help individuals process feelings of grief, sorrow and depression following the storm, regardless of whether or not they are Magellan customers. The hotline is staffed by behavioral health professionals to offer counseling services to help people deal with the feelings of fear, sadness, anger and hopelessness that can occur following natural disasters. The number is 1-800-327-7451. Additionally, the company has posted a toolkit of materials on its website. These materials are available at http://www.magellanhealth.com/our-company/magellan-cares/moore-tornado-.aspx. The site can also provide information with regard to shelters and available sources for food and water.
“The massive tornado that struck Moore, Oklahoma was historic in its scale and devastation, and it’s important at this time of need that all of us step up to help those impacted,” said Barry M. Smith, Magellan’s CEO. “As a national leader in behavioral health, we want to make certain that people have access to information that can help and professionals who can counsel them. We have trained professionals standing by to counsel anyone who was directly, or indirectly, affected by this natural disaster and needs help coping.”
About Magellan Health Services
Headquartered in Avon, Conn., Magellan Health Services Inc. is a leading specialty health care management organization with expertise in managing behavioral health, radiology and specialty pharmaceuticals, as well as pharmacy benefits programs. Magellan delivers innovative solutions to improve quality outcomes and optimize the cost of care for those we serve. As of March 31, 2013, Magellan’s customers include health plans, employers and government agencies, serving approximately 33.9 million members in our behavioral health business, 17.1 million members in our radiology benefits management segment, and 7.4 million members in our medical pharmacy management product. In addition, the pharmacy solutions segment served 41 health plans and employers, 24 states and the District of Columbia, and several pharmaceutical manufacturers. For more information, visit www.MagellanHealth.com.
David W. Carter, 860-507-1909