Hybrid women’s healthcare provider Tia is expanding its mental health services to include new offerings dubbed Groups and Coaching.
Tia combines virtual and in-person care for various women’s health needs, including primary and gynecological care and wellness services. The company offers mental health assessments through its primary care visits.
Users will now have access to Groups, an eight-week program where women with shared experiences, identities and health challenges connect, and Coaching, a 50-minute nonclinical appointment to address stress.
“Since introducing mental health at Tia two years ago, we’ve seen the powerful connection between mental health, primary care and reproductive health,” Carolyn Witte, CEO and cofounder of Tia, said in a statement. “Now, with a triple threat facing women’s health – a primary care shortage, mental health epidemic and reproductive access crisis – there’s never been a greater moral or economic imperative to invest in building comprehensive care for women. Women and communities will be healthier when we start to manage their mental, physical and reproductive health together.”
THE LARGER TREND
Tia previously offered a therapy program called 1v1, which allowed users to connect directly with therapists. In February the company announced it was closing the program and parting ways with 1v1 therapists due to its inability to make 1v1 financially viable.
The hybrid care provider opened its first clinic in New York City in 2019 and has since expanded its presence to California and Arizona. In January it announced that it was partnering with Cedars-Sinai to set up three more brick-and-mortar clinics in Pasadena, Studio City and Culver City.
In March, Melinda French Gates’ firm Pivotal Ventures invested an undisclosed amount in Tia, just two years after the company scored a whopping $100 million in Series B funding, bringing its total raise to $132 million. Tia raised $24.27 million a year earlier in a Series A funding round.