SAN DIEGO, March 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Equip, the nation’s leading provider of virtual, evidence-based treatment for eating disorders UStoday announced a new collaboration with Magellan Healthcarethe behavior and specialty division of Magellan Health, Inc.to securely unlock access to Equip’s services Magellan Healthcare members a California.
Equip was founded in 2019 by Kristina Saffron and Erin Parks, Ph.D. To empower families to help their loved ones recover from eating disorders at home, Equip is built on the family-based treatment (FBT) model with a dedicated five-person care team, including a peer and family mentor, a physician, a therapist and nutritionist. Because Equip’s platform is entirely virtual, families can plan treatment based on their individual needs without having to change their routines or send their child away from home.
“Eating disorders have traditionally been challenging given the complexity of these conditions, and Equip’s virtual family-based treatment model will transform care and patient outcomes,” he said Caroline CarneyMD, President of Magellan Healthcare behavioral health and Chief Physician Magellanic health. “We are excited to bring Equip’s virtual-first approach and dedicated mentoring team to our members.”
“Financial constraints or a lack of providers should never prevent a person from seeking and receiving treatment for eating disorders that works,” he said Erin Parks, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer, Chief Clinical Officer and Co-Founder of Equip. “Equip is committed to reducing the burden associated with traditional treatment options, and our collaboration with Magellan enables us to do just that.”
In addition to expanding coverage to Magellan customers, Equip has expanded its reach to over 40 states over the past year and made its coverage available to the majority of states US Population. The company also raised $58 million in Series B funding last month.
To learn more about Equip’s treatment model and virtual platform, visit equip.health.
Equip is the leading provider of virtual, evidence-based treatment for eating disorders in the US Founded in 2019, Equip is based on a combination of clinical expertise and lived experience to transform eating disorder treatment and make it accessible to all patients and families.
Built on the Family-Based Treatment (FBT) model, Equip employs a dedicated five-person care team—including a therapist, a nutritionist, a doctor, and a peer and family mentor—to support patients on their journey to recovery. The company operates in most states and works with almost all major health insurance companies. See equip.health for more information.