Albertsons Partners with Frontier Psychiatry to Provide Medicine for Mental Illness | New

BILLINGS, Mt– Mental illness is a growing concern for millions of people in America and its treatment is often overlooked.

In fact, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), less than fifty percent of the American adult population with diagnosed mental illness received treatment in 2020.

In an effort to reduce barriers to life-changing treatment across the state, Albertsons Pharmacies in Montana is collaborating with Frontier Psychiatry to provide long-acting injectable medications for mental illnesses and disorders related to mental disorders. substance use.

“Psychiatric disorders, especially those that tend to be more difficult to treat, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, as well as substance use disorders, especially alcohol use disorders as well than opioid use disorders. So it’s really kind of those two big classes,” said Eric Arzubi, CEO of Frontier Psychiatry.

He also explained that this partnership between Albertsons and Frontier Psychiatry will make mental health treatment more accessible and affordable for all residents.

“We take Medicare, we take Medicaid, we take private payers. So a drug like this gets someone vaccinated once a month, and in some cases, once every two months,” added Arzubi.

The program is now available at Albertsons and Safeway pharmacies in Great Falls, Helena, Miles City, Polson, Bozeman, Billings and Missoula.

By late fall 2022, this service will be available at all Albertsons and Safeway pharmacies in Montana.

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