Huntington's Disease Society taps American Well for remote psychology, social work

Huntington's Disease Society of America launched free online therapy services for people affected by Huntington's disease June 21.

The program will connect licensed social workers and psychologists with patients throughout the U.S. via American Well's telehealth platform. The free telehealth counseling program is funded by a grant from Teva Pharmaceuticals.

The goal of the program is to help those impacted by Huntington's disease address their emotional symptoms, which might include anxiety, depression or stress management.

"This fills an urgent gap in care and removes the barriers of cost, geography and convenient scheduling that too often keep families from seeking the help they need," said Louise Vetter, president and CEO of the Huntington's Disease Society of America.

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