Optum Acquired Refresh Mental Health, CARE Counseling To Attack Wait Times

Optum acquired outpatient mental health providers Refresh Mental Health and CARE Counseling in a bid to cut wait times. Top brass at Optum’s parent organization, the health care behemoth UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH), explained that Optum is prioritizing providing health plans with comprehensive, timely services that can be offered under value-based care contracts. Optum is the […]

‘There’s No Question’ Buyers Want In On the Outpatient Mental Health Space Post-CARE Counseling-Optum Deal

Optum owned Refresh Mental Health’s acquisition of outpatient mental health provider CARE Counseling was a bright spot in a slow dealmaking environment. Still, the transaction may provide insights into the near future of outpatient mental health M&A. The tie-up illustrates that interest in outpatient mental health dealmaking is still strong. It also shows that Refresh […]

Optum-Backed Refresh Mental Health Acquires CARE Counseling

Optum-owned Refresh Mental Health has acquired fast-growing outpatient mental health provider CARE Counseling, according to several sources close to the matter. The deal marks the second Optum-affiliated outpatient mental health acquisition in the last few years. In 2022, Optum acquired what was ostensibly the second-largest outpatient mental health company: Jacksonville Beach, Florida-based Refresh Mental Health. […]

Here Are 20+ of the Fastest-Growing Behavioral Health Companies in the U.S.

Outpatient mental health and autism treatment providers make up most of the behavioral health operators that appear on the latest Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing companies. Seventeen of the 23 behavioral health operators featured on the list of the nation’s fastest-growing companies were outpatient mental health and autism treatment providers, according to a […]