Bicycle Health Honored on Most Influential TIME100
BOSTON, Mass., March 30, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today TIME revealed that Bike health, the leading provider of virtual opioid addiction recovery treatment, is honored on its annual TIME100 list of Most Influential Companies. An extension of the annual TIME100 list of the world’s most influential people, this award showcases 100 companies that are making a difference in the world.
“The opioid epidemic is one of the greatest public health crises of our time, but most of today’s traditional treatment options are expensive and out of reach for many,” said Ankit Gupta, founder and CEO of Bicycle Health. “We are honored by TIME to be recognized alongside so many influential companies that are providing pioneering solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. In 2022, Bicycle Health will focus on expanding to bring virtual treatment for evidence-based opioid use disorder to more people who need it and reinforce the narrative that a cure is possible.
Problematic substance use has increased throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, prompting Bicycle Health to launch its innovative virtual platform that removes barriers to addiction treatment. Having served 15,000 patients to date, the company is leveraging telehealth to provide convenient, person-to-person care, including addiction treatment (MAT) medications, such as suboxone, which has the rates relapse rates and helps people stop using opioids with minimal physical effort. faintness. Building on this momentum, Bicycle Health will continue to expand services from 24 states to all 50, partner with other healthcare providers to ensure patients have the coverage needed to pay for treatment, and establish the MAT as a widely accepted form of addiction treatment.
To curate the list, TIME assessed companies from every industry, ranging from healthcare and entertainment to transportation and technology. TIME’s editors and correspondents consulted with industry experts from around the world to meticulously analyze each nominee on various benchmarks, including relevance, impact, innovation, leadership and success.
“Innovation and impact have always been at the heart of Bicycle Health’s mission,” said Gupta. “We are committed to helping patients live fulfilling lives free of opioid use disorder, and our innovative telehealth model for opioid addiction recovery makes that possible.” To care for its patients holistically, Bicycle Health offers synchronous and asynchronous telehealth visits, same-day prescription refills, access to behavioral health therapy and peer support groups, as well as care coordination, all at an affordable price.
“I struggled with opioid use disorder for two years before I found Bicycle Health, and this is the first time I’ve felt truly excited and hopeful about recovery,” said Bob Warke, patient of Bicycle Health. “Now I can access treatment remotely from home, see a therapist and provider whenever I need it, and join support groups that make me feel like family. Cycling provides me with a safe environment. and more effective in learning to live my life now, as opposed to how I will live once I leave an inpatient treatment facility.It has made all the difference in my vision for recovery.
Bicycle Health is dedicated to demonstrating that recovery is possible. Sarah Howroyd, LCSW, Director of Behavioral Health for Bicycle Health, said, “Bicycle Health truly puts the best interests of our patients first in all aspects of our business. As a woman in long-term recovery from opioid use disorder, this is extremely important to me. We want recovery to be accessible to all Americans and are deeply committed to democratizing recovery for all.
The full list of TIME’s 100 most influential companies, including company profiles and why they are influential, is available at time.com/100companies.
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About Bike Health
Bicycle Health offers confidential evidence based on virtual care for opioid use disorder, from the comfort of your home. We provide access to a team of highly trained medical experts, a personalized treatment plan, same-day prescription refills for medication management, and peer support groups and therapy. Our mission is to provide high quality, affordable, convenient and confidential opioid use disorder treatment to those in need, with the goal of helping anyone with a chronic illness live a healthy life. happy, healthy and fulfilling life.
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