AVON, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Magellan Health Services (NASDAQ:MGLN), a specialty health care management organization with deep ties to the Columbia, Maryland area, today announced that, in response to the shooting at The Mall in Columbia, it has set up a 24-hour toll-free hotline for individuals to access, regardless of whether or not they are Magellan members.
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 violent incidents.
The toll-free number is 1-800-327-7451.
“Magellan’s roots run deep in the Columbia, Maryland area, and our thoughts are with people in the community,” said Barry M. Smith, chief executive officer of Magellan Health Services. “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 incident 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 pharmacy benefits programs, as well as integrated health care programs for special populations. Magellan delivers innovative solutions to improve quality outcomes and optimize the cost of care for those we serve. As of September 30, 2013, Magellan’s customers include health plans, employers and government agencies, serving approximately 33.9 million members in our behavioral health business, 17.5 million members in our radiology benefits management segment, and approximately 9.2 million members in our medical pharmacy management product. In addition, the pharmacy solutions segment served 39 health plans and employers, 25 states and the District of Columbia, and several pharmaceutical manufacturers. For more information, visit www.MagellanHealth.com.