Direct-to-consumer telehealth company Hims & Hers is partnering with hybrid care provider Carbon Health to give its California patients better access to in-person primary care.
The new partnership enables licensed medical professionals on the Hims & Hers platform to direct patients to Carbon Health clinics if in-person treatments are needed.
Hims & Hers has been quickly integrating its retail and virtual care offerings as it looks to create “a one-stop shop for a new generation of consumers” in search of convenient healthcare.
- The company launched in 2017 with a focus on D2C men’s health products, but has since broadened its platform to include virtual primary care and therapy services.
- These new services allow Hims & Hers to offer a wider range of care options to its growing membership base, which doubled to 609k active users in 2021.
- The Carbon Health collaboration adds another brick-and-mortar provider to Hims and Hers’ partner network, which now allows its members to access comprehensive primary care in seven states.
Carbon Health currently operates 83 clinics across 12 states, and recently raised $350M to help scale to 1,500 clinics by 2025.
- Working together with Hims & Hers should give momentum to Carbon Health’s patient acquisition efforts, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see the partnership expand to other states if successful in California.
By embracing partnerships with companies like Carbon Health, Hims & Hers can provide access to in-person care without the burden of developing its own brick-and-mortar clinics. This strengthens Hims & Hers’ value proposition to its large membership base while allowing it to serve as a referral partner for local providers, which seems like a solid approach as long as it can execute on the strategy.