Aetna has expanded its partnership with Inpathy, an online behavioral health company, to bring behavioral services to members in Illinois, Texas and Florida.
Headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut, Aetna is owned by CVS Health (NYSE: CVS). The managed health care company has been working with Inpathy to bring its members virtual behavioral health care services since 2016.
Meanwhile, Inpathy is the direct-to-consumer division of InSight + Regroup, the largest telepsychiatry service provider in the US. It has provided virtual mental health care to users for seven year and is currently covered for more than 25 million individuals across the country.
Prior to the partnership expansion, Inpathy delivered in-network behavioral health services via video call to Aetna members in eight states: California, Colorado, Delaware, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Now, with the addition of Illinois, Texas and Florida, that number is up to 11.
This partnership expansion gives members in all those states access to online psychiatry and therapy services anytime, anywhere.
“We are pleased to expand our long-time partnership with Inpathy to offer additional options to our members and increase access to mental well-being services in even more states,” Hyong Un, chief psychiatric and innovation officer at Aetna Behavioral Health, said in a press release announcing the news. “More members will be able to access mental health televideo counseling services from the safety of their home. Having easy access to providers is extremely beneficial for improving mental and emotional health.”