Solera, a platform that curates personalized health solutions for members, has announced partnerships with Ginger and eMindful to expand mental health services within the Solera marketplace. The partnerships prioritize mental health care by making it more accessible and convenient for members who use Solera through their health plan.
The collaboration signals that digital health companies continue to lead the effort to address the growing prevalence of anxiety, depression, and other mental health disorders in the United States. In September, Ginger teamed up with Headspace, uniting the former’s on-demand therapy services with the latter’s meditation and mindfulness offerings in a new entity, Headspace Health. Solera has also partnered with Headspace to offer evidence-based mental health tools.
Solera has entrusted Ginger to cover the needs of patients with acute conditions with round-the-clock access to behavioral health coaching, therapy, psychiatry, and skills-building tools for coping with stress and unexpected situations. eMindful will provide mindfulness programs, such as live, expert-led sessions, and on-demand content to improve focus, enhance creativity, and target moderate anxiety and depression.
Mental health disorders affect nearly one in five adults in the U.S. Unfortunately, factors such as stigma, accessibility, and cost prevent half of those adults (27 million people) from receiving treatment. Without appropriate care, many of these individuals experience ongoing health inequity and a higher risk for chronic pain and disease. Through Solera’s powerful matching algorithm, more individuals can access the care they need at any time, from any place.
Employers and health plans offering Solera demonstrate a commitment to end mental health stigma and place mental and behavioral health on the same level as physical health. Digital solutions like Solera address the realities that contribute to poor overall health with customized solutions tailored to the individual. That’s essential for effective, whole-person, patient-centered healthcare.