Life-changing care for anxiety, depression, &
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It gets much better from here. Get 1:1 help that
works, and lasts — from the best in online
therapy and psychiatry.

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86% of our members get better within 12 weeks

Our providers take a hands-on approach to help you see improvement at every step, no matter how severe your symptoms. Just come as you are and let us take it from there.

Appointments in as little as 24 hrs

Receive quick guidance and support by speaking with a licensed professional in a matter of hours.

Care for even the most severe cases

We offer care for mild to severe depression, anxiety, and more —including Crisis Care for individuals with elevated suicide risk.

Personalized plans unique to you

Our treatment plans are tailored to your specific needs, providing you a clear path to success.

1:1 support from start to finish

Get paired with a dedicated provider to serve as your single point of contact throughout treatment.

What we offer

Results-based care, built for you

Your expert provider will ensure your plan is grounded in data, lending support from beginning to end. Choose psychiatry, therapy, or both.

Personalized Psychiatry

When medication is necessary, our psychiatric providers get it right fast—analyzing 100+ data points to determine which treatment is likely to be most tolerable and effective for you.

Clinically-Proven Therapy

Our virtual program combines cognitive and behavioral therapy with independent skill practice—all of which have been clinically proven to work for a wide range of symptoms so you can get better, and stay better.

Crisis Care

A first-of-its-kind program for individuals with elevated suicide risk, Crisis Care is based on the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) framework—a care model that’s backed by 30 years of research.

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HOW IT WORKS

Virtual, dedicated support every step of the way

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1:1 Video Sessions

Let your provider know how you’re feeling, get to know you, and provide 1:1 support.

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Anytime Messaging

Get questions or concerns off your chest between video visits by messaging your provider at any time.

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Interactive Lessons

Learn how to integrate new thought and behavior patterns into your daily life.

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Proactive Progress Tracking

Complete weekly check-ins so your provider can track your progress and, if necessary, adjust your treatment and/or medication.

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Introducing

Crisis Care

Crisis Care is a first-of-its-kind program developed specifically to help individuals who are at an elevated risk for suicide. If you’re experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviors, this highly-collaborative, 1:1 program may be a good fit for you.

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Our Providers

World-class providers.
Top-notch care.

Connect with expert therapists & psychiatric providers who put you first. Our nationwide network ensures you receive the best of the best in mental health care.

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Meet our providers

OUR RESULTS

Our numbers speak for themselves

Brightside members have at least one thing in common: seeing dramatic improvement, no matter how severe their symptoms.

55

of our members start with moderate to severe symptoms

30

of our members start with suicidal ideation

66

of our members feel significantly better within just 12 weeks

51

of our members achieve remission levels within 12 weeks

Real stories.
Real results.

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I feel MUCH IMPROVED! The care I have received has been excellent! My medication works well for me, and the personal care I have received has been wonderful! My provider listens to me with understanding and compassion!”

Tonya T

I am just blown away by how EASY this has all been. Brightside Health makes mental health care effective and accessible.”

Gina L

“I am finally starting to feel like myself again.”

Jennifer S

“A literal life saver. So convenient, so effective, and more involved/high touch than my former psychiatrist was. I should have done this a year sooner.”

Melissa K.

“Brightside has made such a huge improvement on my quality of life. The ease of access and the intelligent check in scoring system all contribute to a next level quality of care.”

Kayla S.

“My provider has answered every question I’ve had, listened to worries and concerns and symptoms, assured me and is truly invested in my quality of care. I’ve gone from moderate-severe depression to mild depression in just 2 months.”

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Real stories.
Real results.

I feel MUCH IMPROVED! The care I have received has been excellent! My medication works well for me, and the personal care I have received has been wonderful! My provider listens to me with understanding and compassion!”

Tonya T

I am just blown away by how EASY this has all been. Brightside Health makes mental health care effective and accessible.”

Gina L

“I am finally starting to feel like myself again.”

Jennifer S

“A literal life saver. So convenient, so effective, and more involved/high touch than my former psychiatrist was. I should have done this a year sooner.”

Melissa K.

“Brightside has made such a huge improvement on my quality of life. The ease of access and the intelligent check in scoring system all contribute to a next level quality of care.”

Kayla S.

“My provider has answered every question I’ve had, listened to worries and concerns and symptoms, assured me and is truly invested in my quality of care. I’ve gone from moderate-severe depression to mild depression in just 2 months.”

Anonymous

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Our plan options

Affordable help, with or without insurance

Because quality mental health care shouldn’t be out of reach for anyone.

PERSONALIZED

Psychiatry

Pay with insurance
or $95/month

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clinically-proven

Therapy

Pay with insurance
or $299/month

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comprehensive

Psychiatry
+ Therapy

Pay with insurance
or $349/month

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specialized care*

Crisis Care +
Psychiatry

Pay with insurance only

*Available in select states.
Eligibility restrictions apply.

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We accept insurance.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What’s on your mind?

If your question isn’t answered below, view our full list of FAQs here.

Brightside is available to people 18 years and older in the states where Brightside operates who believe they may be experiencing depression and may benefit from treatment.

Remote care is not a good fit for people with certain conditions or situations. These include (but are not limited to):

  • Previous suicide attempt or active suicide planning
  • Ongoing, high risk self-harm behavior
  • Recent involuntary hospitalization for psychiatric reasons
  • Schizophrenia or any symptoms of psychosis
  • Certain severities of Bipolar Disorder and symptoms of mania
  • Substance abuse problems
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Eating disorder with high-risk symptoms
  • Kidney or liver disease, seizures, or long QT (for Psychiatry plan only)

Our providers do not treat, and do not prescribe for adhd.

If any of these describe you, it’s best for you to be seen by a provider in person so you can get the care that’s right for you.

Brightside makes it easy to get top quality depression care from the privacy of home.

Here’s how Psychiatry works:

  1. Take the assessment: Answer questions about yourself to provide the information your provider will need to thoroughly evaluate your situation.
  2. Connect with a psychiatric provider: Get matched with an expert psychiatric provider for a comprehensive video consultation. Share how you’re feeling, then decide on the best next steps — together. These conversations normally last about 15 minutes to review your situation, discuss your care plan, and answer any questions you may have. 
  3. Follow your care plan: If the provider chooses to prescribe, your medication will be sent to your local pharmacy. Your plan also includes digital therapy, and self-care tools you can use at your own pace.
  4. Make progress: We’ll ask you to tell us about your symptoms and side effects weekly, allowing the provider to monitor your progress and make any necessary changes to your care plan, so you can get the best results.

Here’s how Therapy works:

  1. Take the assessment: Tell us what you’re experiencing, and we’ll help you understand what it means.
  2. Connect with a Therapist: Connect with an expert, licensed therapist by messaging and with access to one 30-minute video appointment included with your subscription each week (your first appointment with your therapist will be 45-minutes long). You will continue to have Unlimited messaging support and guidance to help you build skills and feel better.
  3. Complete sessions: Complete personalized, self-paced audio lessons and practice exercises, building the evidence-based skills and habits you need to overcome your depression and anxiety.
  4. Make Progress: Report back on what’s working well for you and where you want to go deeper with the option to purchase additional video sessions if you choose. Your therapist will help guide you through your personalized program so you see the best results.

When scheduling your first appointment, you can browse all of our available providers in your state. Take a look at their profiles and check open times to find the best fit for you. Every Brightside provider undergoes a rigorous hiring and vetting process to ensure the highest quality care.

Yes, of course. If your provider is not the right fit or you are unsatisfied, reach out to our Member Support Team from your account at any time.

All of our Brightside providers are handpicked for their ability to provide best-in-class mental health care. To ensure the highest quality of care, every provider in our network undergoes a rigorous hiring and vetting process. You can learn more about the process here.

Brightside currently accepts the following insurance:

  • Cigna (all states, except MN)
  • Aetna (nationwide)
  • UnitedHealthcare  (nationwide)
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage (nationwide)
  • Allegiance (nationwide)
  • Meritain (nationwide)
  • Anthem (CA only)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Medicare Advantage
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Florida Blue 
  • Ambetter (AZ, DE, NE, OK, TX)
  • WellCare (AZ, DE, NE, OK, TX)
  • Traditional Medicare | Part B (AZ, CA, DE, NY, TX, WA)
  • PEHP (UT)

We’ve made sure our care is affordable even without insurance, and paying for Brightside directly with your card (credit, debit, or HSA/FSA) is always an option. Self-pay plans start at $95/month.

Coverage varies by state. We can check your insurance and confirm your eligibility during your free assessment. Learn more about insurance here.

Depression is a sensitive topic – we follow industry best practices to keep your information private. We encrypt all data using 256 bit SSL security and are HIPAA compliant. Only your prescribing provider will have access to your information.

*If we ever have reason to believe you intend to hurt yourself or others, we may need to share information in line with established safety protocols.

Anxiety and depression are complicated. In order to make sure that you are on the right treatment for you and making progress, we will ask you to do periodic check-ins with us to tell us how you’re doing.

You can use this information to track your progress over time. We’ll also use your responses to help your doctor monitor your care and make any necessary adjustments so you get the best outcome.

If prescribed, your psychiatric provider can send your prescription to a local pharmacy for your convenience.

Your safety is so important to us. If you are in emotional distress or thinking about hurting yourself at any point, please make use of these resources:

1. Visit: If you are having a medical or mental health emergency, call 911 or go to your local emergency department.

2. Text: The Crisis Text Line provides 24/7 free and confidential help. Text HOME to 741-741 to connect with a counselor immediately.

3. Call: You can call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800.273.TALK to talk with a counselor 24/7.

There is always help available. We also recommend reaching out to a family member or friend to let them know that you need help and support.

If you are not in crisis or having an emergency, Brightside Health can help. Our Crisis Care program helps individuals who are experiencing suicidal thoughts and feelings. At this time, the program is only available for individuals with accepted insurance. Please take the free assessment to check your eligibility.

741-741

If you’re in emotional distress, text HOME to connect with a counselor immediately.

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Call or text the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for 24/7 emotional support.

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If you’re having a medical or mental health emergency, call 911 or go to your local ER.