Talkspace, Bicycle Well being companion to develop therapeutic choices

Teletherapy firm Talkspace and digital opioid use dysfunction therapy firm Bicycle Well being are partnering to develop entry to digital look after sufferers of each corporations. 

Talkspace affords remedy for adults, teenagers 13 to 17, and {couples}, in addition to psychiatric companies and drugs administration. The platform assists people affected by anxiousness, melancholy, bipolar dysfunction, OCD, panic dysfunction, PTSD and postpartum melancholy. 

Bicycle affords digital therapy for opioid use dysfunction, together with medication-assisted therapy like Suboxone. The startup at the moment operates in 25 states.

Sufferers can arrange an introductory name with the startup to find out if Bicycle’s therapy would work for them after which schedule a digital appointment to set a care plan and focus on medication-assisted therapy. Sufferers can even entry well being teaching and on-line help teams.

By way of the partnership, Talkspace sufferers could have entry to opioid use dysfunction specialty care, together with medicine, therapists and restoration coaches. 

Bicycle Well being sufferers will be capable to join with therapists by way of chat and converse to psychological well being suppliers in areas outdoors of substance use dysfunction, equivalent to marriage and household therapists.   

“Opioid use dysfunction doesn’t exist in a vacuum. We contemplate the entire individual and their atmosphere when recommending the precise care plan to assist them obtain steady, lasting restoration,” Dr. Brian Clear, chief medical officer at Bicycle Well being, stated in a press release. 

“Like sufferers in all care settings, Bicycle Well being sufferers usually expertise melancholy, anxiousness or different behavioral situations past their habit and plenty of will profit from a relationship with a therapist at Talkspace with experience to fulfill their wants. Now, along with our personal inner therapist workforce, our clinicians have the flexibility to attach our sufferers to a therapist at Talkspace shortly and reliably at any time when that’s the precise alternative for any affected person.”


Bicycle Well being just lately joined HIMSS TV to debate its partnership with the Federal Bureau of Prisons to supply people launched from jail continued entry to month-to-month injections of buprenorphine for opioid use dysfunction. 

Final yr, the firm introduced it was collaborating with grocery store chain Albertsons to offer the telehealth firm’s suppliers the flexibility to prescribe buprenorphine month-to-month injections for opioid use dysfunction that may be crammed inside Albertsons pharmacies throughout 17 states.  

It additionally partnered with emergency telehealth supplier Tele911 to attach sufferers to persevering with care after an overdose or well being disaster. 

In 2022, the corporate scored $50 million in a Sequence B funding spherical, bringing Bicycle’s complete increase to $83 million. It scored $27 million in a Sequence A spherical introduced in 2021.

Final yr, publicly traded Talkspace introduced it signed a $26 million contract with New York Metropolis’s Division of Well being and Psychological Hygiene to energy NYC Teenspace. The three-year program offers free remedy and self-guided psychological well being sources to teenagers 13 by means of 17. 

The corporate additionally reported it partnered with Finland-based Oura, maker of its namesake well being monitoring ring. By way of the partnership, Talkspace would permit Oura wearers to share their personalised sleep and each day motion information with Talkspace therapists. 

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