Patients who need care in the New York and New Jersey areas can get care from the comfort of their own homes during the pandemic. Carbon Health announced that it has tripled its headcount to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and extended its virtual care service to now serve nearly two-thirds of the U.S. population including New York and New Jersey. The growth was made possible by its recent strategic round of funding of $26 million from existing investor DCVC in an extended Series B.
“In a matter of weeks, this amazing team has tripled in size and driven dozens of initiatives at the frontlines of this pandemic, serving thousands of patients across California. I’m excited to begin expanding our reach nationwide at a time when our communities need healthcare resources more than ever,” said Eren Bali, Co-Founder and CEO of Carbon Health. “Expanding our testing efforts and virtual care footprint will help to reduce the pressure on local hospitals and clinics focused on COVID care, provide non-COVID patients the care they need without putting themselves at risk of exposure, and ensure communities across the country are healthy and well as we look towards reopening our economies.”
With the additional funding, the company has been at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic by adding the necessary staff and resources to offer extensive testing and care. In just the past two months, Carbon Health has tripled its staff from 100 to more than 300 employees, assessed over 14,000 coronavirus concerns through its Coronavirus Assessment Tool, and completed more than 12,000 COVID-19 tests across its clinics, COVID-19 Mobile Clinics, and its partnerships with the City of San Francisco and County of Los Angeles.
A key part of the personnel addition included hiring pediatric and mental health providers so that the company could extend its virtual care services to include urgent care, primary care, pediatrics and mental health. Carbon Health now offers virtual care in 16 states, 10 of those states being the largest in the U.S., with plans to be in all 50 states by this summer.
The expansion comes as the telehealth industry sees a surge in growth due to patients with COVID-19 concerns overwhelming hospitals and clinics, creating a challenge for patients seeking non-COVID healthcare needs. With a mobile-first platform that allows patients to conveniently access all of their care from a mobile app, Carbon Health is poised to be ahead of the curve in hassle-free, accessible virtual care, underscoring its mission to make world-class care accessible to everyone.
“We are aware that millions of Americans have lost their jobs and their health insurance at a time when getting medical care is critically important,” Bali said. “We are focused on getting our virtual care services up and running across the country so that seeing a doctor is easy and affordable for anyone who needs care.”
Carbon Health’s virtual care is a video visit through the Carbon Health mobile app. A visit costs $49, about the same or less than insurance co-pays.To learn more and to try Carbon Health visit carbonhealth.com