Many mental health startups are beginning to take a specialized approach to treating a specific population, a strategy that is delivering impressive results for Mantra Health.
Student-focused clinic Mantra Health closed a $22M Series A round to address the growing prevalence of mental health disorders on US college campuses, raising its funding total to $27M.
- Mantra Health equips campus counseling offices with dedicated therapists and a digital platform to work as an extension of on-campus providers. Since introducing its Higher Education solution in 2020, Mantra has expanded to 52 US colleges accounting for over 500k students.
- The treatment model begins with an online assessment to introduce students to their care options, before allowing them to schedule an initial video consultation. The Mantra provider then works alongside the student to create a personalized care plan involving therapy, lifestyle adjustments, and possibly medication.
- The funding will be used to enhance Mantra’s clinical infrastructure to handle more complex diagnoses and expand its nationwide provider network. The company stated that it will need to quadruple its team within the next year to meet overwhelming demand – 100% of its partner campuses renewed or expanded services in 2020.
Mantra’s Future After Funding
As part of its expansion, Mantra is launching a new program to support students with long term mental healthcare needs, working with the students’ health plans as the payor instead of the school.
The long term care program allows graduating students to keep their current provider or make an appointment with a new one that has access to a Mantra Collaboration Portal designed to ensure patients receive care continuity during a major life transition.