Strategic partnership expands access to affordable, high-quality pediatric mental health care at a critical time
Brightline, the category leader in virtual behavioral healthcare for children, teens and families, today announced a $10 million investment by Northwell Health, New York’s largest healthcare provider , bringing its total Series C funding to $115 million. This strategic investment and partnership will create greater access to innovative pediatric mental health services in the New York metropolitan area at a critical time for families.
The partnership brings together two healthcare leaders committed to solving the current pediatric mental health crisis: Brightline, the only national one-stop-shop for accessible, affordable and evidence-based online mental health care, explicitly designed for children up to age 18 and their caregivers – and Northwell Health as the largest provider of pediatric health services in New York State. Brightline and Northwell partner with the nation’s largest employers and, through this relationship, can expand access to high-quality, affordable care for children and their families.
This expanded Series C will allow Brightline to continue to expand access to high-quality, affordable care, which includes exploring coordination with ecosystem partners for specialty care, innovating its model of care with interactive content interventions and expanded care modalities. Brightline will also use the funding to continue to provide next-generation benefits and plans to expand its tailored services for teens.
“Pediatric behavioral health has been declared a national crisis and the demand for services is felt across the healthcare landscape,” said Dr. Victor Fornari, Vice President and Director of Child and Mental Health Psychiatry. teenager at Northwell Health. “At Northwell, the demand for services has been immense and we look forward to collaborating with the team at Brightline as they expand access to services using technology, virtual care and education.”
“We all know that young people and their families are in crisis right now. To help them, we need to radically change the way pediatric mental health care is delivered,” said Naomi Allen, co-founder and CEO of Brightline. “We are honored to partner with Northwell to expand on-demand pediatric mental health resources and meet the wide range of behavioral health needs of children and their caregivers.”
Learn more about Brightline and its offerings here. Employers and health plans interested in partnering with Brightline can learn more at hellobrightline.com or contact [email protected] directly.
Brightline is the first virtual behavioral health solution designed specifically to care for children, teens and their families for a wide range of needs. With multidisciplinary care teams, evidence-based programs, and a family-centered approach, Brightline brings care to families across the country, when and where they need it. Founded by leading digital health entrepreneurs Naomi Allen and Giovanni Colella, MD, the company is backed by leading investors GV (formerly Google Ventures), KKR, Oak HC/FT and Threshold. Recognized as the pioneer in family virtual behavioral health, Brightline was listed as one of Fast Company’s 2022 and Fierce Healthcare’s 2022 Fierce 15 Most Innovative Companies. Brightline is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, and is available nationwide. Learn more at hellobrightline.com.
About Northwell Health
Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 21 hospitals, 850 ambulatory care facilities and more than 12,000 affiliated physicians. We care for more than two million people each year in the New York metropolitan area and beyond, thanks to the philanthropic support of our communities. Our 79,000 employees – 18,900 nurses and 4,900 salaried physicians, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – strive to improve healthcare. We make breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research. We train the next generation of healthcare professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. For more information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit Northwell.edu and follow us @NorthwellHealth on Facebook, TwitterInstagram and LinkedIn.
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