Brightside by Brightside Health is a monthly online program for people suffering from depression or anxiety. Patients can receive medication delivered right to their door and interactive digital therapy.
With mental health issues on the rise, making treatment accessible is important. This is especially true during the Covid-19 pandemic. People are suffering the effects of ongoing isolation and uncertainty, while traditional face-to-face treatment is being delivered differently.
Brightside Health is providing treatment entirely online through a monthly subscription plan. Users pay $95/month for FDA-approved medication, or $299/month for medication plus therapy. New users begin the process with a clinical assessment to better understand their current state – These are 25 clinically validated questions within their ‘Brightguide’ tool. Then, users are connected with a provider through a video chat to discuss concerns and make plans for the next step.
Users can contact their provider through text at any time if they have questions, need additional support, or want to discuss their prescription. If medication is part of their plan, it will be shipped straight to the patient’s door. Evidence-based interactive therapy lessons are available at all times for the patient to work through at their pace. These lessons are designed to help users understand their mental illness, learn coping mechanisms, and more. If the user is distressed, they can text a hotline number to contact a counsellor immediately.
A symptom-tracker is used so patients can see their progress over time, and the clinician can make adjustments to care. Other conditions supported include insomnia, post-traumatic stress disorder and phobias.