Talkiatry Fills Senior VP Role; New Appointments Tapped for Discovery, Promises Affiliates

Talkiatry adds senior vice president of operations Virtual behavioral health provider Talkiatry has named Vanessa Cao as its senior vice president of operations. Cao joins Talkiatry from New York-based wellness startup HealthQuarters, where she was the company’s head of operations. She has also previously held managerial roles with New York-based health system NYU Langone Health […]

Pipeline: Spero Health Opens Clinics in Two States; New Eating Disorder Treatment Offerings from Monte Nido, Alsana

Spero Health expands footprint with three new clinics Substance use disorder (SUD) treatment provider Spero Health has opened the doors to three new facilities in the South. Two of those clinics are located in central Kentucky in the towns of Clarkson and Lebanon, both of which accept Kentucky Medicaid and a number of commercial insurance […]

SUD Treatment Platform Workit Health Raises $118M in Series C Round

Workit Health, a digital provider of substance use disorder (SUD) treatment, has raised $118 million in Series C funding. The Ann Arbor, Michigan-based company announced Thursday the results of the round, which was led by Insight Partners. Additional participants in the round included CVS Health Ventures, FirstMark Capital, BCBS Venture Fund and 3L Capital. Founded […]

Monte Nido Could Reportedly Fetch $1B Sale Price

Los Angeles-based Levine Leichtman Capital Partners LLC apparently wants to unload Miami-based eating disorder treatment provider Monte Nido & Affiliates Holdings LLC. reported Monday that Levine Leichtman could seek a sale price of up to $1 billion. That’s based on unnamed sources disclosing to that the private equity firm is seeking a 20x […]

Behavioral Health M&A Dips in Q3, But On Track for Record in 2021

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) among behavioral health providers dipped a bit in the third quarter (Q3), but the sector is still poised to close out 2021 on a high note. Across the behavioral health care spectrum, 25 transactions occurred in Q3 2021, according to a report released by M&A advisory firm Mertz Taggart. The number […]

Pipeline: Equip Expands to New States; Regional Psychiatric Care Provider Adds Telepsychiatry Services

Equip now available in Oregon and Washington The San Diego-based Equip, a virtual eating disorder treatment platform, has expanded its services to patients in Washington state and Oregon. The company is in network with PacificSource and Optum in these two states, with plans soon to accept other insurers. Equip cited the low rates of people […]

The Coaching Opportunity: How Lower-Level Clinicians Can Improve Treatment of Eating Disorders, Other Behavioral Conditions

Eating disorders are among the most deadly and pervasive behavioral conditions, afflicting an estimated 30 million Americans and twice as many people worldwide as they did back in 2000. The pandemic has only made things worse: Calls to eating disorder hotlines have surged since March of last year. And as is true across the behavioral […]

Pipeline: Oceans Enters JV to Build Behavioral Hospital; New SUD Treatment Center Openings

Oceans Healthcare enters JV to build new behavioral hospital Oceans Healthcare has entered into a joint venture (JV) partnership to build a behavioral health hospital in south central Oklahoma. Oceans is teaming up with Norman Regional Health System for the project. Together, the pair will construct Behavioral Health Porter Village, a 48-bed hospital expected to […]

Pipeline: Hazelden Brings Telehealth Offering to Four New States; Autism Providers Expand

Hazelden Betty Ford’s virtual expands into four new states Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation continues to grow its telehealth footprint, as the provider has expanded its RecoveryGo tool into four additional states. RecoveryGo provides insurance-eligible tele-substance use disorder (SUD) services to individuals and groups through virtual intensive outpatient programs (IOP). Hazelden Betty Ford, the nation’s largest […]