Expert family mental health care without the wait.

Access the best pediatric mental health clinicians and multidisciplinary care teams. With guaranteed clinically significant improvement or your money-back.

Available for families in 33 states

Referrals from primary care are covered by insurance. Don't have a referral? Use code '48hrs' for 30-days free, 50% savings thereafter, and coverage with HSA/FSA funds.


* Requires a CoCM relationship with Bend Health, Inc.

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The right care in 48 hrs

Our teen and child psychiatrists are medically trained physicians who specialize in diagnosing, treating, and preventing behavioral conditions and challenges with kids - within 48 hours - compared to typical wait times of 6 to 12 months.

61% of kids misdiagnosed

Nearly 75% of mental health conditions are identified and treated in primary care, and 61% of kids are misdiagnosed. We're changing that through expert pediatric psychiatrists, a clinically validated collaborative care model (CoCM), and technology enabled platform.  ¹,²

1. Abed Faghri NM, Boisvert CM, Faghri S. Understanding the expanding role of primary care physicians (PCPs) to primary psychiatric care physicians (PPCPs): enhancing the assessment and treatment of psychiatric conditions. Ment Health Fam Med. 2010;7(1):17-25.

2. Merten, E.C., Cwik, J.C., Margraf, J. et al. Overdiagnosis of mental disorders in children and adolescents (in developed countries). Child Adolesc Psychiatry Ment Health 11, 5 (2017).

How it works


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Add family members and tell us what they need


Receive a free assessment and care recommendation

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Evaluation and treatment within 48 hours from a coach, therapist or psychiatrist, along with ongoing support and content

Our programs support your family

Delivering validated, evidence-based care

  • Initial and monthly evaluation and treatment within 48 hours by an expert teen and child psychiatrist for those who need it.
  • A precise diagnosis and/or expert second opinion.
  • Convenient, secure digital access to care and resources.
  • Mental health coach and/or therapist that you meet with regularly.
  • We work closely with your family physician or pediatrician.
  • Clinical improvement or your money-back.
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Dr. Monika

"The most frequent problem I have encountered in over 14 years of treating kids is inadequate or inappropriate diagnosis and treatment. It’s time to change that — starting with a new kind of digital in-take process." - Monika Roots, MD

Dr. Monika Roots leads our team of experts focused on providing the highest quality of care available, whether this is the first time seeking care or your family is looking for a second opinion.

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Monika Roots, MD with her family. She is a Board Certified Child/Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist and former executive at Teladoc Health and Sanvello. She’s a nationally recognized expert in mental health and is Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Bend Health for families

Stop Googling “child psychiatrist near me” or “best psychiatrist near me” and start your journey to a healthier family right now, from the comfort of your own home.  

Bend Health offers families easy access to world-renowned child and teen psychiatrists. Get an evidence-based treatment plan within 48 hours and on-going support from our team.

Once treatment begins, your family will receive one-on-one support from a multidisciplinary team of care providers that coordinate with your pediatrician or therapist. As a supplement to treatment, we also offer unlimited access to Bend Health webinars and resources.

Once a month, an expert child and teen psychiatrist will review progress and our team will employ evidence-based assessments to improve outcomes for your family. You and your family become members of our Bend Health community that we aim to take care of!

How it works

Our proprietary technology brings together nurses, mental wellness coaches, and child and teen psychiatrists to provide better care, without the wait.

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Anytime, anywhere

Get started today by telling us what's going on with evidence-based questionnaire.

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Diagnosis & Treatment

Within 48 Hours

An expert child/teen psychiatrist will generate a treatment plan for you and order medications when appropriate.

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Whenever you need it

Your care team includes mental health nurses and coaches that will provide skills and coordination with your therapist and family doctor.

Mental Health Coaching


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How it works

Our proprietary technology brings together nurses, mental wellness coaches, and child and teen psychiatrists to better serve patients, families, and their pediatric providers.

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Member Intake

Submit your medical history, complete evidence-based assessments of your symptoms, and record quick videos through a secured portal.

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Psychiatrist Review

An expert psychiatrist reviews your case within 48 hours and your behavioral care team will schedule a welcome call.

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A New Treatment Plan

Your psychiatrist develops a treatment plan, which may include medication, therapy and coaching. We work collaboratively with your pediatrician.

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Monthly Review

Your psychiatrist and behavioral care team reviews progress monthly and updates your treatment plan and medications as needed.

Guaranteed clinical improvement or your money-back.

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Coaching + Therapy

30-days free
$79.99 per month after

For a limited time only with discount code 48HRS
No additional or hidden fees

  • Comprehensive care plan within 48 hours
  • Weekly 45-minute video sessions
  • Unlimited messaging
  • Parent-skills training and kid/teen cognitive and behavioral techniques clinically proven to help
  • Get monthly progress reports and video-based updates with your care team
  • Access tools and content to help build skills and learn to overcome challenges
  • If symptoms change, members can upgrade to coaching + therapy + medication program
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Coaching + Therapy
+ Medications

30-days free
$199.99 per month after

For a limited time only with discount code 48HRS
Medication co-pays may apply
No additional or hidden fees

  • Comprehensive evaluation and treatment by a teen and child psychiatrist within 48 hours
  • Weekly 45-minute video sessions with your mental health coach and/or therapist with techniques proven to help kids /teens feel better
  • Monthly evaluation and updates with your psychiatrist, including medication management (if necessary)
  • Objective assessments, progress reports, and real-time video updates with your care team
  • Collaboration with your primary care physician
  • Unlimited messaging
  • Access tools and content to help build skills and learn to overcome challenges
  • With improvement, members have the option to step down to  coaching + therapy
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Are you covered by insurance?

Yes. If you have a referral through your family physician or pediatrician, our services are covered by insurance. If you do not have a referral, services are considered an out-of-network claim. You have two options for coverage in this scenario:

  • For a limited time, new members receive 30-days free along with 50% savings by using code '48HRS'. The reduced fees after month one can be paid for with HSA/FSA funds.
  • Bend Health can provide a superbill upon request to submit to your insurance to cover services.

With only 8,300 pediatric psychiatrists in the country and wait times up to 24 months, how is care within 48 hours possible?

Bend Health has reimagined the member in-take process. Through CoCM and proprietary technology, our teen and child psychiatrists are able to more efficiently make evaluation and treatment decisions based on objective data from multiple sources, including videos.  As a result, we’ve clinically optimized the consultation time. This allows us to respond quickly while delivering the highest level of care possible.

A more precise diagnosis and treatment plan also ensures the best quality of care is delivered in a timely manner reserving the services of pediatric psychiatry for those who need it most. While some will require a video consultation, not everyone will need to meet with their psychiatrist. Everyone receives the attention they need through their care team which is continuously collaborating with psychiatry and primary care. This collaborative approach is proven to deliver better health outcomes.

How do I access Bend Health?

Bend Health’s app functions within the browser or on your smartphone. There is no need to download anything. Just fill out your medical history and get started. Once treatment begins, your care team will communicate directly with you and your doctor to monitor progress.

Do I need a referral to see a psychiatrist?

You do not need a referral to see a teen and child psychiatrist through Bend Health. However, a referral is required for insurance coverage.

What does a child and teen psychiatrist do?

A teen and child psychiatrist is a psychiatrist that is a medical doctor specially trained in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry who diagnoses, treats, and prevents a full spectrum of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. Unlike a psychologist, a psychiatrist can prescribe medications, if necessary. We use expert teen and child psychiatrists to get the diagnosis and treatment plan correct from the start.

Who is this not for?

Your child has thoughts of hurting themselves or others.
Your child is in an urgent crisis or an emergency situation.
Your child has been diagnosed with a severe mental illness.
Your child was required to undergo an evaluation either by a court order or by any other authority.
You are seeking an evaluation for or treatment for a Neurodevelopmental disorder including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s Disorder, Developmental Delay.
If you or your child are experiencing an emergency call 911.

What states are you in?

We work with families and kids under the age of 18 in the following states: CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, ME, MI, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NV, OK, RI, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WY.

What conditions do you treat?

We treat everything ranging from stress, technology addiction, anger and aggression, depression, worries and anxiety, trauma, focus and attention concerns, substance use, and sleep problems. We recognize that not everything is a condition and have developed specific care plans for parents who just need tips and information.

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Our mission

To bend the healthcare system to work better for us all

About Us

Bend Health, Inc. is a national mental healthcare provider that increases access, reduces the cost, and improves the quality of expert mental health care for families.

We are revolutionizing the treatment of mental health conditions for kids and teens through a novel data-driven technology platform and clinically validated care model. By reducing the time to evaluation and treatment by a licensed child and adolescent psychiatrist to 48 hours or less, our approach achieves better outcomes and results in happier, healthier, kids/teens, while ensuring stigma, and logistics are no longer barriers to care.

Monika Roots, MD  is the President and Chief Medical Officer of Bend Health