For your kid, teen, you, or the whole family.
All of our care teams are supervised by our clinicians.
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.Learn More
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.
We work with families and kids/teens under the age of 18 in the following states: AL, AK, 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.
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We recognize that not everything is a condition and we have developed specific care plans for parents who just need tips and information.
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:
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.
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.
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.”
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.
If you or your child/teen are experiencing an emergency, please call 911.
It’s best to seek in-person care if:
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.
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.
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.
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.