Behavioral Health Business April 12, 2024
Chris Larson

The virtual pediatric mental health startup Bend Health has expanded its services to young adults.

Founded in 2021, the ​​Madison, Wisconsin-based startup was focused on caring for children up to age 17 and their families through partnerships with pediatricians based on the collaborative care model. The extension of services to young people up to age 25 comes out of a need to service the needs of pediatrician partners, meet changes in how young adults get health insurance coverage and address the expanding mental health needs of young adults.

“We didn’t want the experience to end for an 18-year-old, especially when they were benefiting from our services today,”‘ Monika Roots, co-founder and president of Bend Health, told Behavioral Health Business in...

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