New York City Health Business Leaders recognizes the most exciting and innovative health startups in New York
NEW YORK, February 1, 2022 — Twentyeight Health, a telehealth company increasing access to sexual and reproductive care for women from underserved communities, today announced that New York City Health Business Leaders (NYCHBL) has recognized Twentyeight Health on its NYC Digital Health 100, showcasing the most exciting and innovative health start-ups in New York.
“While we’ve seen a significant increase in the number of telehealth services available in the U.S., the vast majority still cater to wealthier individuals with private insurance and very few focus on improving care for underserved populations,” said Bruno Van Tuykom, CEO of Twentyeight Health. “Being named one of the top digital health companies in New York City reflects the incredible work our team has done to help more women access sexual and reproductive care across the country.”
Over the last year, Twentyeight Health pursued a 25-state expansion of its award-winning telehealth consultation, prescription and delivery services for the birth control pill, patch, ring, and Plan B. Twentyeight Health accepts Medicaid in many of the states it’s available in — often the only birth control telehealth platform in a state to accept Medicaid — and is working to provide free birth control for women who are not able to pay out of pocket through a partnership with Bedsider’s Contraceptive Access Fund. Twentyeight also donates 2% of revenues to Bedsider, and the National Institute for Reproductive Health.
Recently, Twentyeight Health launched a Spanish language platform to make its telehealth services more accessible for over 40 million native Spanish speakers in the US. The company is currently offering Spanish language telehealth services in Florida, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia, with plans on launching in additional states over the next year.
“This year, the NYC Digital Health 100 is comprised of an incredibly diverse set of companies and leaders who are working to innovate and solve some of the most complex challenges across all facets of the healthcare ecosystem,” said Bunny Ellerin, co-founder and CEO, NYCHBL. “We are delighted to recognize these companies and celebrate and support their growth in the New York area.”
The NYC Digital Health 100 was released in conjunction with the NYCHBL Healthcare Innovation Report 2022, an in-depth look at the data, trends and insights that define the healthcare industry in NY. In 2021, 182 companies raised an historic high of $9.0B, a 150% increase from 2020 ($3.6B) and 87% of the investments went to start-ups in areas including virtual care, patient engagement and mental health. To review the report, please visit https://bit.ly/dh100-pr.
NYC Digital Health 100 Methodology
To compile the NYC Digital Health 100, NYCHBL used its dynamic database of digital health companies in the region and then invited companies to complete applications with quantitative and qualitative data to broaden the consideration set. A company qualified for consideration if it maintained headquarters or an office (over 10 people) in the New York region. Companies were judged on a number of factors, including but not limited to: strength of leadership, # of employees, funding (if known), revenue (if known), market fit, differentiated offerings, approach to diversity and equity, and community engagement.
About Twentyeight Health
Twentyeight Health is a mission-driven women’s health organization expanding access to birth control through high quality telemedicine care, a convenient online platform, and affordable options. In 2021, Twentyeight Health was named to the Forbes Next 1000 for “providing low-income women access to affordable reproductive healthcare,” to the Top 50 in Digital Health by Rock Health, and to Verywell Health’s Best Birth Control Delivery Services. To learn more, visit www.twentyeighthealth.com.