Florida Behavioral Health Center Closes Abruptly Following Financial Problems

A psychiatric hospital in southeast Florida serving low-income and uninsured patients abruptly shut its doors earlier this month, according to The Palm Beach Post. The move potentially leaves hundreds of patients without access to care. The West Palm Beach-based Jerome Golden Center for Behavioral Health closed Oct. 18 following financial troubles — specifically a bankruptcy […]

Addiction Business Hurts Universal Health Services in Q3

Universal Health Services (NYSE: UHS) posted mixed results in the third quarter of 2019, with a large pain point being the hospital management company’s addiction treatment chain, Foundations Recovery Network. Year-over-year, revenue was up 6% in Q3 while net income was down about 43% for UHS. Based in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, UHS has hundreds […]

PE Firm Warburg Pincus Acquires Behavioral Health EHR Provider Qualifacts

Nashville-based Qualifacts, an electronic health record provider for behavioral health and human service organizations, has changed hands. New York-based Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm focused on growth investing, purchased the company from Boston-based middle market PE firm Great Hill Partners last month. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.  The deal is […]

Community Psychiatry Management Deepens California Foothold with Two Acquisitions

Community Psychiatry Management has made two acquisitions in the Los Angeles area to deepen its already massive footprint in the state of California. The Sacramento, California-based mental health organization added both Calabasas Behavioral Health (CBH) and Gelbart and Associates in August. Financial terms of the deals were not disclosed. Community Psychiatry Management is the largest […]

Anthem to Cover Telehealth Alcohol Treatment Program from Ria Health

Anthem will offer new coverage of a telehealth program proven to help people reduce or stop drinking. The program is offered by Ria Health, who is partnering with the insurer as a specialty provider, according to a press release announcing the news.  San Francisco-based Ria Health is a telehealth company that specializes in alcohol treatment, […]

Discovery Behavioral Health Acquires New Life Addiction Counseling & Mental Health Services

Los Angeles-based Discovery Behavioral Health has acquired Pasadena, Maryland-based New Life Addiction Counseling & Mental Health Services. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.  Discovery Behavioral Health is a national provider of substance abuse, mental health and eating disorder treatment. The 21-year-old company offers residential, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient services for teenagers and […]

VC Interest in Digital Behavioral Health Companies Remains Hot

Venture capitalists continued to take a special interest in digital behavioral health companies in the third quarter of 2019, keeping alive a three-year steak of hot deal activity in the space. That’s according to a Q3 report from Rock Health, a venture fund that invests only in digital health companies. Across all sectors, digital health […]

$1.8B Autism Funding Bill to Expand Access to Services

The Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education and Support Act — or the Autism CARES Act — has been reauthorized for another five years. President Donald Trump signed the bill into law on Sept. 30. It authorizes more than $1.8 billion in federal autism funding for 2020 through 2024. The money will help finance autism programs […]

Behavioral Health Startup Octave Raises $11M

Behavioral health startup Octave has raised $11 million in Series A funding. That brings the San Francisco-based company’s total raised up to $14 million, according to the online startup fundraising tracker Crunchbase. The investment round was led by New York-based private equity firm Greycroft, with money also coming from San Francisco-based venture capital firm Obvious […]