Family mental health care without the wait.

From coaching to psychiatry, for ages 1-17, we take a whole-person, whole-family approach.

Now accepting health insurance!

Expect a timely response.
Compared to typical wait times of 6-12 months.
Feel better or your money back.
We fully stand behind the care we provide.
Online and licensed in 47 states.
And growing monthly!

It’s easy to get the help you need.

For your kid, teen, you, or the whole family.

1

Create your account.

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Add your family, tell us what’s going on, and get a free assessment.

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Work with care teams and clinicians to get personalized treatment.

4

Get ongoing support from your care team as long as you need it.

Your care team:

All of our care teams are supervised by our clinicians.

Behavioral Care Manager

Psychology-related degree
Guides patients and coordinates care with internal and external care teams.
Symptom severity:
N/A

Mental Health Coach

Master-level or certified coach
Teaches skills and the application of those skills to reach goals and make every day a little better.
Symptom severity:
None to moderate.

Therapist

Licensed Therapist
Diagnoses patients, provides therapy with focus on past experiences, supervises teams.
Symptom severity:
Mild to severe symptoms.

Prescriber

Psychiatrist or Nurse Practitioner
Diagnoses patients, prescribes meds, supervises teams.
Symptom severity:
Symptoms benefiting from medications.

Our care philosophy: Whole-person, whole-family care.

Just one person within the family may be struggling, but mental health issues actually affect the whole family. Focusing on the whole person and the whole family leads to better outcomes that last.

Guaranteed clinical improvement — or your money back.

Coaching

$79.99 per month

or pay with insurance

  • Comprehensive care plan within a few days
  • One-on-one live video sessions
  • Unlimited messaging
  • Parent skills training and kid and 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
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Coaching + Therapy

$159.99 per month

or pay with insurance

  • Comprehensive care plan within a few days
  • One-on-one live video sessions
  • Unlimited messaging
  • Parent skills training and kid and teen cognitive and behavioral techniques clinically proven to help
  • Collaboration with your primary care physician
  • 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 & Medications program
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Coaching, Therapy & Medications

$219.99 per month

or pay with insurance

  • Comprehensive evaluation and treatment by a teen and child psychiatrist within a few days
  • One-on-one live video sessions with coach/therapist that teach techniques proven to help kids and 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 program
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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I access Bend Health?

Bend Health is accessed through a web browser on your desktop, tablet, or smartphone. There is no need to download anything. Just tell us a little about your kid and/or teen's history and get started. Once care begins, your coach will communicate directly with you about your kid/teen’s progress, as well as the family in general.

    Is Bend Health available in my area?

    We work with families and kids/teens under the age of 18 in the following states: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WV, WI, WY.

    What concerns does Bend Health address?

    We can help with:

    • Parenting concerns
    • Sibling rivalry
    • Stress
    • Sleep issues
    • Social media and technology addiction
    • Anger issues
    • Worries and anxiety
    • Depression
    • Trauma
    • Executive functioning concerns
    • ADHD
    • OCD
    • Substance use (if mild-moderate and no detox is needed)

    We recognize that not everything is a condition and we have developed specific care plans for parents who just need tips and information.

    Does Bend Health accept insurance?

    Yes. We accept major insurance plans or if you have a referral through your family physician or pediatrician and Bend Health is contracted with them through our Collaborative Care model, our services will be covered by insurance.

    If you do not have a referral from one of our partner providers or insurance through our covered plans, services will be considered out-of-network. In this case, you have two options for coverage:

    • Fees incurred can be paid using your HSA/FSA funds.
    • Bend Health can provide a “superbill” (a detailed statement outlining the services received) upon request that you can then submit to your insurance company in an attempt to cover our services.

    With only 8,300 pediatric psychiatrists in the country and wait times up to 24 months, how is superior care available in days instead of months?

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

    What is the money-back guarantee?

    Bend Health provides a money-back guarantee for its expert clinical services which promises clinically significant improvement over baseline or your money back. Learn more in our Terms and Conditions.

    Do I need a referral to see a prescriber?

    You don’t need a referral to see us, but without a referral from one of our in-network referral partners, you should understand your payment options first.  See the FAQ. “Does Bend Health accept insurance.”

    What does a teen and child psychiatrist do?

    A teen and child psychiatrist is a medical doctor specially trained in child and adolescent psychiatry.  They diagnose, treat, and help prevent a full spectrum of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. Unlike a therapist or psychologist, a psychiatrist can prescribe medications if necessary. We use expert teen and child psychiatrists to get an accurate and appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan—right from the start. ​​Bend Health also employs Nurse Practitioners who are also able to prescribe medications.

    Who is Bend Health not for?

    If you or your child/teen are experiencing an emergency, please call 911. 

    It’s best to seek in-person care if:

    • Your child/teen has thoughts of hurting themselves or others.
    • Your child/teen is in an urgent crisis situation.
    • Your child/teen has been diagnosed with a severe mental illness.
    • Your child/teen or family is actively exposed to an unsafe environment that prevents engagement in trauma care (ex. those with an active child protection investigation).
    • Your child/teen was required to undergo an evaluation either by a court order or by any other authority including custody evaluations.
    • You are seeking an evaluation for or treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s Disorder, Developmental Delay or Learning Disorders for your child/teen.
    • Your child/teen has eating disorder symptoms.
    • Your child/teen is hearing voices or has delusions (ex. persistent thoughts someone is out to get them or hurt them).
    • Your child/teen is in need of detox for a substance they are using in excess.

    Who is my primary contact on my care team?

    Every family works directly with their Behavioral Care Manager (BCM). BCMs work closely with coaches and are with you every step of the way to ensure your child/teen gets ahead of severe stress, anxiety, depression, ADHD and other conditions before they escalate. And if more care is needed, they can help get additional care through Bend Health, including direct access to therapists and teen and child psychiatrists. 

    Behavioral Care Managers are the quarterback of our teams! They also work with your child/teen’s primary care physician, school and any existing providers your child/teen may be working with.

    What is the Bend Health care experience like?

    During your time with us, expect to have a mix of video meetings and messaging sessions with your care team – we’re here when you need us. We will help you understand how one’s environment, thoughts, emotions and behaviors contribute to how they are feeling or behaving — and they help find ways to make changes for the better!

    Also, Bend Health coaches will help coordinate with schools and outside providers if needed.  And, if additional care is needed, a coach will quickly get you to the Bend Health therapist or a teen and child psychiatrist who is best suited for your family.

    Who is on my care team?

    Bend Health has multiple practitioners who are brought together as a care team based on the needs of the kid/teen and family. Each practitioner on the team has a specific role. 

    Bend Health Coaches practice evidence-based techniques that help members and their families/caregivers understand and implement powerful techniques to better manage life. For members with low-to-moderate symptoms, our coaches are trained professionals helping members gain a better understanding of themselves, others in their lives, and the world around them. Bend Health coaches are not therapists, but are supervised by licensed practitioners.

    Behavioral Care Managers are the care team quarterback. They are your main contact and help get your questions answered. And if they don’t have the answer, they will get it from the appropriate person on the care team.  Behavioral Care Managers also provide updates on treatment plans, make sure care is progressing as expected, and they help coordinate with primary care physicians and pediatricians as appropriate. They will also help work with a school if needed to help support your child/teen. 

    Bend Health Therapists are independently licensed master’s level therapists who deliver evidence-based interventions such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), Motivational Enhancement (ME), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Parent Management Training (PMT), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Executive Functioning Training and other therapies to help children/teens and families who have mild-to-severe conditions. They work closely with Bend Health coaches and Behavioral Care Managers and help emphasize utilization of the skills taught by our coaches.

    Bend Health Prescribers are child/adolescent psychiatrists or nurse practitioners who evaluate kids/teens with more severe conditions. They diagnose and prescribe medications if necessary, or eliminate medications that are not helping. Our prescribers work in collaboration with Bend Health therapists and coaches so that your entire team is all working together to help your child/teen feel better, faster. Prescribers also work in collaboration with pediatricians and primary care physicians to support whole body care to achieve the best possible outcome.

    Is a mental health coach a licensed therapist?

    While coaches are not therapists, our coaches do practice evidence-based techniques helping members and their families/caregivers understand and implement these powerful tools to better manage their lives. For members with low-to-moderate symptoms, Bend Health coaches are trained professionals working with our members to gain a better understanding of themselves, others in their lives, and the world around them. Bend Health coaches are supervised by licensed practitioners.

    Bend Health coaches are professionals. They participate in our rigorous vetting process to ensure they are suitable to work with kids, teens, and families and they must be either ICF-certified, a national board certified health and wellness coach, or have a masters degree in a psychology field and are unlicensed.