Centene leads $33.5M investing round in at-home and in-school pediatric telemedicine startup 

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St. Louis-based insurance company Centene led a recent $33.5 million financing round for pediatric telemedicine start-up Hazel Health, according to a Sept. 1 CNBC report..

” In many states if youre on Medicaid youre automatically assigned a medical care doctor, so most Medicaid families, theoretically have one,” he stated. “But just about half of the households tell us that they do. A lot of the function we see ourselves playing [is] … bringing them into the health care system so they can actually have a devoted PCP.”.

” In the majority of states if youre on Medicaid youre immediately appointed a main care doctor, so most Medicaid households, in theory have one,” he said. “But only about half of the families tell us that they do. … bringing them into the healthcare system so they can actually have a dedicated PCP.”.

” We built what were now calling Hazel in your home, where you can now also have a doctors see from your house from a laptop, or Chromebook, or from a cellular phone,” Hazel Health CEO Josh Golomb told the network..

The $33.5 million from the series C funding round, which was likewise led by Owl Ventures and Bain Capital, will approach expanding Hazel Healths services fivefold this fall. The startup is set to offer its telemedicine services in school districts with about 1.5 million children registered..

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Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

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Partnering with Medicaid insurance provider Centene will help Hazel Health expand its services to more low-income families to get children linked with pediatricians who use both in-person and virtual care, Mr. Golomb said..

Hazel Health delivers virtual care to students in grade school, but when the COVID-19 pandemic sent out trainees to remote knowing this year, the 5-year-old startup moved to providing at-home virtual care..