Out-of-Pocket Therapy Visits Average Nearly $175 an Hour

Only one-third of Americans with a behavioral health condition received treatment within a year of their diagnosis. That’s based on a new analysis of 2021 data by the actuary and technology consulting company Milliman; the nonprofit Inseparable commissioned the research. The resultant report paints a picture of how and where Americans are cut off from […]

Wrap-Around Services, New Funding Models Hold Promise for Improving SMI Treatment

The behavioral health industry often falls short when caring for underserved communities with serious mental illness and substance use disorders. Despite the infusion of capital that poured into the mental health industry over the last few years, the bulk of that investment has been centered around low-acuity patients with commercial health plans. However, many are […]

Behavioral Health Treatment Center Merges with B2B Telehealth Company, Lands $7M Round

Behavioral health companies Integrative Life Network LLC and Integrative Health Centers Inc. have merged, rebranding as Peregrine Health. The fusion of the two Nashville, Tennessee-based behavioral health companies creates a company with direct-to-consumer and business-to-business service lines. Each was founded and led by Ryan Chapman, who will lead the combined company as CEO, according to […]

Integrating Behavioral Health into Pediatric Care Could Have Untapped Potential

Rates of behavioral health conditions among children and adolescents have skyrocketed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. But, finding appropriate care can be challenging for pediatric patients and their caregivers. Partnerships between pediatric behavioral health providers and primary care practices could be one way to improve care integration in the future. “Three out of […]

SUD Providers Broaden Continuum of Care As Patient Complexity Rises

People with substance use disorders (SUDs) are more likely to have co-occurring disorders, including mental health conditions and physical illnesses.  With that in mind, residential SUD treatment providers are stepping up to offer more comprehensive treatment. Operators are weaving services like psychiatry and eating disorder treatment into residential offerings to provide the necessary breadth of […]

OU Health Starts $141M Project; $71M Psychiatric Hospital To Open In Florida

OU Health breaks ground on $141M pediatric behavioral health center University of Oklahoma-affiliated system, OU Health, broke ground on a new 82-bed behavioral health project on Nov. 1. The facility will cost about $141 million and serve the pediatric population. It will be named the Oklahoma Children’s Hospital OU Health Behavioral Health Center and be […]

Peer Support Startup Forum Raises $5.3M; BeMe Health Lands $1.5M

Digital peer support startup Forum gets $5.3M in seed round The New York City-based startup Forum has created a digital peer support marketplace to help people through major life issues. These include addiction recovery, grief, relationship issues, career changes, chronic health conditions, loneliness and grief. NextView Ventures led the company’s $5.3 million seed round, with […]

‘Those Opportunities Don’t Come Up Very Often’: Sabra Opts For Steady Behavioral Growth

Sabra Healthcare REIT (Nasdaq: SBRA) plans to take an incremental approach to growing its behavioral health portfolio. The Irvine, California-based real estate investment trust (REIT) has invested just over $800 million in the behavioral health space but finds opportunities to grow that business less frequently than its other segments, according to its Q3 earnings call. […]

Multi-Service Newcomers Challenge Outpatient Mental Health’s Market Hold

Outpatient mental health finds itself in a tricky position. On the one hand, society holds these providers up as essential to facing the mental health crisis, and investors have poured billions into the space. On the other, it is increasingly encroached upon by newcomers, which have potent business advantages. To make matters worse, outpatient mental […]