Pipeline: Hazelden Betty Ford Expands Telehealth Footprint; New Rogers Facility, Autism Centers

Hazelden Betty Ford grows virtual care footprint

The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, the nation’s largest nonprofit addiction treatment provider, has announced it is bringing its telehealth services to Missouri residents who have commercial insurance, no matter where they live in the state.

The services are part of Hazelden Betty Ford’s RecoveryGo tool, which provides telehealth treatment for intensive outpatient (IOP) care through individual and group therapy sessions.

Since launching RecoveryGo in March 2020, the provider has virtually served thousands of patients across about a dozen states. It’s goal is to roll out RecoveryGo in all 50 states over the next couple years.

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In Missouri, RecoveryGo services are provided in partnership with Springfield-based CoxHealth and Centerpointe Hospital in St. Louis, both of which are members of the Hazelden Betty Ford Patient Care Network.

In addition to its virtual care offering, Hazelden Betty Ford has 17 in-person locations, in addition to other business divisions focused on topics such as addiction education, research and publishing.

Rogers Behavioral Health opens new facility

Nonprofit mental health care provider Rogers Behavioral Health has opened the doors to its latest facility. 

Located near Seattle in Bellevue, Washington, the new center will provide treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and anxiety in adults, adolescents and children, as well as treatment for depression in adults and adolescents.

The Oconomowoc, Wisconsin-based Rogers operates inpatient, outpatient and residential treatment centers in Washington state, Wisconsin, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. The behavioral health care provider treats conditions such as OCD, anxiety, depression, autism, addiction, trauma and eating disorders.

Minnesota’s largest autism therapy provider unveils new center

Minneapolis-based nonprofit autism therapy provider Fraser has opened a new center in Minnesota, this one in the Twin Cities suburb of Maple Grove.

Fraser’s latest Autism Center of Excellence facility will serve children ages 18 months to 7 years diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Patients will have access to occupational and speech therapy, as well as the full continuum of autism treatment services offered at Fraser’s clinics. The Maple Grove location will serve 24 children and their families.

Founded in 1935, Fraser is the largest autism services provider in Minnesota.

Midwest ABA provider opens two new locations, acquires another

South Bend, Indiana-based autism treatment provider Lighthouse Autism Center is adding three new facilities to its fold.

The organization has opened two new facilities, one in Indiana and one in Michigan. 

Lighthouse’s newly opened centers are not far from Lake Michigan, with the Indiana facility located in Valparaiso, and the new Michigan facility in Niles.  

Lighthouse has also acquired A Step Ahead, an autism treatment provider in Columbus, Indiana, which is situated between Indianapolis and Cincinnati. Like Lighthouse, A Step Ahead provides patients with applied behavioral analysis services (ABA), which is considered a gold standard of autism therapy. Financial terms of the purchase were not disclosed.

Founded in 2012, Lighthouse operates centers for children ages 2 to 18 across Indiana and southwestern Michigan. The provider is backed by the private equity fund Abry Partners.

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