Where to get a depression screening?
In-office screenings are normally used to diagnose depression. At each HonorHealth primary care location, you have access to behavioral health therapists who partner with you and your primary care provider to develop personalized treatment plans for depression. Having our primary care doctors and behavioral health specialists under one roof gives us the unique ability to provide a seamless care experience when it comes to mental health diagnoses and makes it easier for you to receive the care you need, quickly.
If your results suggest you have depression, you will have a follow-up screening scheduled. After further analysis, we will work together with you on a treatment plan that suits your personal needs. You will continue to have screenings at each visit to help us keep a pulse on how you are feeling, and if see any adjustments need to be made to your care plan.
What happens during the screening?
During a depression screening, your doctor will ask you a variety of questions surrounding topics like your mood, feelings, sleeping patterns and more. You may also be asked to fill out a questionnaire about your behaviors. Additionally, a blood test may be performed to discover if you have any underlying medical issues that could cause depression.
The goal of an initial depression screening is to point out symptoms of depression, then further evaluation can be requested if needed.
If you think you are suffering from depression, mention it to your doctor. It is a common disease from which you can recover. Call your doctor to schedule a depression screening appointment.