First Stop Health’s Virtual Mental Health Service Exceeded Target Membership By Threefold After Mid-2020 Release
First Stop Health
March 18, 2021 (Chicago) — Leading telemedicine provider First Stop Health® (FSH) outperformed targets for its newly-established Virtual Mental Health service by adding three times more members than expected after the service launched in July 2020.
"In 2019, as the result of growing interest from our clients, we identified virtual mental health as a crucial adjunct to our telemedicine services. As a patient-centered company we realized the growing need to combine physical and mental well-being for the patients we serve," said FSH CEO Patrick Spain, "Once the pandemic hit, the rumble from employers for virtual mental health became a roar because of the increasing mental health challenges employees faced from isolation, working from home and social distancing. We worked with our employer and university clients to address those needs quickly."
With demand for mental health resources exceeding supply in many regions of the U.S., people are looking to their employers to connect them with easy-to-use, no-cost-to-them mental health care. As a recent survey showed, employees expect employers to do more to address mental well-being in the workplace. Thoughtful employers responded by offering employees virtual mental health resources, as a surge in demand for those benefits occured in 2020.
First Stop Health provides care that people love. Patients can access care 24/7 via mobile app, website or phone. We help them save time and money with safe, convenient, high quality care. Our Telemedicine and Virtual Mental Health services are available as an employee benefit from employers, and to students/staff at higher education institutions.