Overcome postpartum depression.

Get a personalized treatment plan that includes FDA-approved medication, evidence-based therapy, or both! All guided by our experts every step of the way. Affordable cash pricing available, or pay with insurance.

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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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We treat the full spectrum of anxiety & depression

Whether your symptoms are mild or severe, our experts can provide the life-changing care you need to get better.

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Get Help For:

  • Panic disorder
  • Insomnia
  • Bipolar
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Major depressive disorder
  • Postpartum depression
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)
  • Seasonal affective disorder
  • Phobia
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

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/or have had a recent suicide attempt, 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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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, the convenience of the med delivery, 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

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, the convenience of the med delivery, 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

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or $95/month

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clinically-proven

Therapy

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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
  • Bipolar Disorder or any symptoms of mania
  • Substance abuse problems
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Eating disorder with high-risk symptoms
  • Kidney or liver disease, seizures, or long QT (for Medication 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 delivered to your door (approximately 5-7 business days after your consultation*) and refills authorized by your provider will arrive monthly. 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.

*IMPORTANT UPDATE: USPS is currently experiencing delays during COVID-19. Your initial prescription may now take up 7-10 days to deliver but any refills should continue to arrive on time. We also know that packages sometimes can be delayed, go missing, or get stolen. If you ever experience delays with receiving a shipment, we always have the option to work with the delivering pharmacy to process a replacement for $15 per medication or call in a partial fill to your local pharmacy for pick up. Send us an email at [email protected] so we can assist you.

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.

Brightside’s provider network includes psychiatrists, physicians, psychiatric nurse practitioners, and therapists who are graduates of prominent US medical schools, have several years of experience, and have current licenses to practice in your state. They follow the same high clinical standards as in person care, ranging from psychiatrists, providers, and licensed therapists.

Brightside’s clinical advisory board consists of industry experts from top institutions like Stanford, UCSF, and Yale and oversees our clinical policies and operations.

Brightside currently accepts select insurance plans in various states for payment of your provider’s or therapist’s services. Please see below for a current listing of plans. Brightside may not be included in all plans that each health insurance company offers. Please contact your health insurance plan to verify that your care at Brightside will be covered.

At this time, we accept the below as in-network insurance carriers in select states only:

  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • Optum/United Healthcare
  • Anthem CA
  • Allegiance
  • PEHP
  • BCBS TX
  • BCBS MT
  • Florida Blue

If you are a new member signing up for services you can enter your insurance information during the sign-up process. We’ll let you know you know if we’re active with your insurance plan in your state!

If you are an existing member and want to switch to using insurance, you can make this update directly from Settings in your Portal after logging in. We’ll notify you if we’re active with your insurance plan in your state. Please note that in some cases switching to use insurance may require assigning you to a different Brightside provider. If that is the case, we’ll let you know and ask you to confirm that you are comfortable making that change.

We also accept HSA/FSA payment if you have one of those accounts. If you have questions about using your medical or prescription insurance benefits, please contact us by emailing [email protected].

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 first prescription to a local pharmacy for your convenience, or to your home. After that, Brightside can conveniently deliver your medication to your door. You don’t have to worry about refills or running out—we’ll send your prescription every month in advance of when you need it.

Psychiatry: If you have a diagnosis of ADHD, our psychiatric providers can offer non-stimulant medications (like Strattera or Intuniv). However, please note that we do not prescribe any controlled substances (like Adderall or Ritalin).

Therapy: Our therapists can treat your ADHD symptoms with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which has been shown to be an effective treatment for ADHD.

Assessment or diagnosis
Brightside Health does not conduct assessments for ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). If you’re experiencing symptoms of ADHD, we recommend finding a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist in your community who can conduct an evaluation for you.

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.