Walmart Health Offers Counseling for $1 Per Minute

As behavioral health providers know all too well, accessing mental health services such as counseling can be expensive, inconvenient and difficult for patients. Walmart (NYSE: WMT) is making moves to remove those roadblocks to care at its Walmart Health centers, where patients can speak with a counselor for $1 a minute, according to a recent […]

In the Pipeline: Autism Treatment Facilities Opening; SUD Provider Gets New Headquarters

Opened ABA provider opens new Illinois location Northbrook, Illinois-based Autism Home Support Services (AHSS), a provider of applied behavioral analysis (ABA) therapy services, has opened a new location in Rockford, Illinois. The new center will provide one-on-one, small group and social skills therapy to children 18 months and older with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according […]

Discovery Behavioral Health Sets Sights on Complementary Deals, Two New States

Last year was a busy one for transactions in the addiction treatment services market, with few in the industry as active as Discovery Behavioral Health (DBH), a portfolio company of Webster Equity Partners. Based in Los Alamitos, California, DBH is led by CEO John Peloquin, who helped strengthen the company’s already firm market foothold in […]

In the Pipeline: New Substance Abuse Facilities; University Breaks Ground on Equine IDD Research Center

Opened NAMI chapter opens new center The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) chapter in Sandusky County, Ohio has opened a drop-in center in Fremont. The clinic will be open for three hours a day and will have mental health professionals available to provide consultation services, as reported by Toledo TV station WTOL. The new […]

Average Life Expectancy Increases As Opioid Drug Deaths Decrease

A drop in drug-related overdose deaths has the average American life expectancy back on the rise after years on the decline. Life expectancy in the country rose from 78.6 in 2017 to 78.7 in 2018, according to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At the same time, deaths by […]

In the Pipeline: CARD Opens Latest Center; New Substance Abuse Facilities

Opened CARD opens new facility Woodland Hills, California-based Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), one of the largest national autism treatment providers, has opened a new facility in Gilbert, Arizona, southeast of Phoenix. The organization, which provides applied behavioral analysis (ABA) therapy to individuals of all ages, operates 10 locations in Arizona, including the […]

Movers & Shakers: Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare Hires COO; Promises Behavioral Health’s New Marketing Chief

Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare names new president, COO Brentwood, Tennessee-based Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare, which provides a variety of treatment services at centers in seven states, has named Richard Clark as president and COO. Clark has more than 30 years of experience in health care, most recently serving as president of the Western Group for Franklin, Tennessee-based […]

MAT with Buprenorphine, Methadone Superior to Other OUD Treatments in Preventing Overdoses

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) with buprenorphine or methadone is the gold standard for treating individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD), a new study suggests. Compared to other methods of treatment, researchers discovered that when buprenorphine or methadone are administered to individuals with OUD as part of their MAT regimen, they are less likely to experience an […]

In the Pipeline: Banner Health Opens New Clinic; Providers Prep for Groundbreakings

Opened Banner Health opens new Colorado unit Phoenix-based health care nonprofit Banner Health has opened a new behavioral health unit in Loveland, Colorado, in the northern part of the state. The 17-bed outpatient facility, which serves adults ages 55 and older, is located at McKee Medical Center on the hospital’s second floor. McKee is also […]

Boulder Care Announces $10.5M in Series A Funding

Boulder Care, a digital startup that coordinates treatment services for individuals struggling with opioid use disorder (OUD), has announced $10.5 million in Series A funding. In a blog post last week on Medium, Boulder co-founder and CEO Stephanie Papes announced the funding and that the company has enlisted Greycroft Partners and Tusk Ventures to provide […]