November 13, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 12, 2020
NEW YORK, NY — Quartet Health, a platform that makes it easier for people to get the best mental health care for them, looks forward to working with the Biden Administration to prioritize mental health care for Americans and institute policies that help more people get the care they need. Quartet is working to improve the lives of people with mental health conditions by reaching people who need care, connecting them to the right care, tracking their quality of care, and making sure people are supported on their care journeys.
“We’ve got a long way to go until everyone with a mental health condition can easily get the care they need, and we look forward to working with the Biden Administration to make that vision a reality,” said David Wennberg, MD, MPH, CEO of Quartet. “At Quartet, we’re committed to helping people around the country get the right mental health care for their needs. We know that people desperately need easier access to mental health care now more than ever, and we urge the federal government to help.”
In the wake of COVID-19, mental health needs are skyrocketing. It was difficult for people to access mental health care even before the pandemic, and the psychological pressures that Covid-19 has brought — isolation and physical distancing, fast-rising unemployment and economic loss — have triggered what amounts to a secondary pandemic for millions of Americans.
The current mental health system simply doesn’t work. Mental health care is difficult to access, separated from the rest of health care, not consistently high-quality, and often transactional. To drive real change and help people easily get the mental health care they need even after the pandemic, Quartet encourages the Biden Administration to invest in three important areas:
Quartet is a platform that makes it easier for people to get the best mental health care for them. Our technology and services reach people who need care, connect them to the right care, track the quality of their care, and support their care journeys. Backed by $160.5MM in venture funding from top investors like Oak HC/FT, GV (formerly Google Ventures), F-Prime Capital Partners, Polaris Partners, Deerfield Management, Centene Corporation, and Echo Health Ventures, Quartet partners with health insurance plans and health systems in 32 states across the country to help people get the care they need.
CB Insights named Quartet Health to its second annual Digital Health 150 ranking, which showcases the 150 most promising private digital health companies in the world. Quartet was recognized in the inaugural list last year, as well.
Today, Quartet Health announced a partnership with SilverCloud Health to offer clinically-validated digital mental health support to its patients nationwide. Through the collaboration, patients connected to care through Quartet can use SilverCloud’s computerized cognitive behavioral therapy (cCBT) tools to access digital mental health services via smartphone, smartwatch, tablet, or computer.
For the fourth time, Quartet was selected as one of Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare. The complete list of this year’s winners, in alphabetical order, is available at ModernHealthcare.com/bestplaceslist. Modern Healthcare will publish a special supplement featuring a ranked list of all the winners in October. Quartet was also honored as one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2016, 2017, and 2019.