North Colorado Medical Center offers depression screenings
GREELEY, Colo. (Sept. 22, 2011) – North Colorado Medical Center Behavioral Health staff will offer screenings for National Depression Screening Day on Oct. 6 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at their clinic at 928 12th St. in Greeley, CO 80631.
National Depression Screening Day gives people the opportunity to take a free, anonymous questionnaire to assess their risk for mood and anxiety disorders and provides referral information for treatment. Also at the screening, NCMC behavioral health therapists and physicians will be available to analyze results and provide additional recommendations and resources.
The free, private screening takes about five to 10 minutes and involves a series of questions. No pre-registration is necessary. The process allows the individual to identify potential outcomes that cover the following conditions but is not limited to depression (including bipolar, generalized anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder and adolescent depression), alcohol and eating disorders.
National Depression Screening Day raises awareness and screens people for depression and related mood disorders. This is the nation’s oldest voluntary, community-based screening program that gives access to a validated screening questionnaire. More than half a million people each year have been screened for depression since 1991.
Results from a 2009 independent research study by the University of Connecticut, commissioned by Screening for Mental Health, show that depression screenings are effective in connecting individuals at risk with treatment. The study showed that 55 percent of participants who completed an online depression screening and who agreed to participate in a follow-up survey, sought depression treatment within three months of the screening.
For more information, please call (970) 336-4928.
ABOUT NORTH COLORADO MEDICAL CENTER
North Colorado Medical Center is a fully accredited, private, not-for-profit facility licensed to operate 398 beds. It serves as a regional medical center with community-based and specialty services in a service area including southern Wyoming, western Nebraska, western Kansas and northeastern Colorado. A family-centered obstetrics unit, cardiovascular, oncology, ortho/neuro, Level II trauma, Western States Burn Center and acute inpatient rehabilitation are among the many services offered through the medical center. Nearly 400,000 square feet of new patient care space was added to the northern Colorado region when the NCMC opened an expanded facility in December 2005. Included is the CardioVascular Institute of North Colorado featuring state-of-the-art heart services; expanded birthing center and neonatal care unit, new intensive care units and new surgical suites.
ABOUT BANNER HEALTH
Based in Phoenix, Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country. Banner has 23 facilities including North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley and McKee Medical Center in Loveland that offer an array of services including hospital care, home care, hospice care, nursing registries, surgery centers, laboratories, rehabilitation services. These facilities are located in seven states – Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada, and Wyoming. In addition to emergency and medical services, Banner Health medical centers house a variety of specialized services, including heart care, cancer treatment, delivery of high-order multiple births, organ transplants, bone marrow transplants, rehabilitation services, and behavioral health services.
For more information, visit www.BannerHealth.com.