First Stop Health Raises $6.5 Million in Equity Financing to Fuel Growth in Virtual Healthcare

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Employers and their employees continue to gain from high-utilization telemedicine provider’s unique business model

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- First Stop Health, LLC has raised $6.5 million in equity capital to enhance its market position as a leading provider of virtual healthcare services for the employer marketplace. Leveraging its unique member engagement and guaranteed employer savings model, First Stop Health is now poised to further accelerate its growth.

The funding was led by Joe Mansueto, Founder and Chairman of Morningstar, and Rich Gallun, Co-founder and former CEO of benefits platform provider bswift. First Stop Health Co-founders, Patrick Spain, CEO, and Dr. Mark Friedman, Chief Medical Officer, also participated along with many of the company’s existing investors. First Stop Health has raised a total of $14.2 million since its founding in 2011.

"With rapid annual revenue growth, this investment capital allows us to further our vision of transforming the patient healthcare experience,” says Spain. “Our clients embrace our service model, which gives members a simple, frictionless experience to access care within minutes of when they need it.”

With the highest telemedicine utilization rate in the industry and putting its fees at risk to do so, First Stop Health is leading the move toward value-based medicine in virtual healthcare.

“We make requesting a virtual visit with a doctor easy because we’ve simplified the process,” says Dr. Friedman. “We deliver a service that people actually use without the typical, lengthy intake process. This unique member experience is a big part of what sets us apart.”

To learn more about First Stop Health, visit www.fshealth.com.

About First Stop Health

First Stop Health provides virtual healthcare services for the employer marketplace, including telemedicine and care navigation to members via phone, online video consultation, and iPhone and Android apps. With convenient access to U.S.-based doctors and care navigation consultants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, we are the First Stop for Health™ for members, who receive convenient, high quality medical advice, diagnosis and treatment, typically at no cost to them. Connect with First Stop Health on the Web, LinkedIn, Owler, Facebook and Twitter.

Media Contact
Nick Severino | Vice President of Marketing | First Stop Health
630-217-3064 | nseverino@fshealth.com

Source: First Stop Health, LLC

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