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MDLIVE and Beacon Health Options Partner to Bring Clients Trusted and Comprehensive Virtual Behavioral Health Services

Strategic partnership initially provides nearly 1 million Beacon members with MDLIVE telehealth services

SUNRISE, Fla. (Aug. 7, 2018) – MDLIVE Inc., which is focused on delivering high-quality, convenient, cost-effective virtual medical, dermatological, and behavioral health care, and Beacon Health Options (Beacon), the nation’s leading behavioral health services company, today announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership. Using the benefits of telemedicine, MDLIVE will augment Beacon’s behavioral health programs and network of providers through MDLIVE’s platform for licensed counselors, psychologists and psychiatrists.

“The behavioral health care landscape is rapidly evolving, and virtual services exponentially increase access to quality care,” said Christina Mainelli, Beacon’s Chief Growth Officer. “By adding MDLIVE’s network of doctors and therapists to Beacon’s clinicians and community-based partners, we can continue to deliver innovative clinical approaches that address some of the most complex and pressing behavioral health issues of the day, ranging from anxiety and depression to substance use disorder.”

“We are proud to be partnering with a world class organization like Beacon Health Options to improve convenience and access to quality care for their members,” stated Rich Berner, Chief Executive Officer of MDLIVE. “Beacon’s personalized, quality approach to behavioral health is directly in line with our values as we continue to expand our telehealth offerings to meet the needs of patients nationwide.”

Launched earlier last month, the alliance makes MDLIVE’s virtual behavioral health services initially available to nearly 1 million of Beacon’s employer and health plan members this year. In addition to real-time member eligibility, MDLIVE’s service offerings include its extensive psychiatry network that extends into all 50 states. Seamlessly integrated into Beacon’s network of health providers, MDLIVE’s virtual medical technologies bring an elevated level of convenience and discretion to clients that is only accessible through the current digital landscape.


MDLIVE was founded on the principle that healthcare should be simple, fast and uncomplicated. Since 2009, the company has remained steadfast in its mission to deliver high-quality, convenient and cost-efficient care to patients and organizations across the United States. Through MDLIVE’s comprehensive telehealth platform, millions of people are empowered with 24/7/365 access to the company’s network of board-certified internists, family practitioners, pediatricians, emergency room specialists, dermatologists, psychiatrists and counselors. The company constantly looks to break scientific and industry barriers by pairing cutting edge technologies, automation philosophies and evidence based content with a vision to improve both efficiency and quality. At the same time, Sophie, MDLIVE’s personal health assistant, aims to improve the consumer experiences via a multi-channel approach which can evolve quickly as new technologies become available. MDLIVE’s HIPAA- and PHI-compliant, cloud-based platform gives registered users access to virtual consultations through secure online video, phone or the MDLIVE app.

To learn more about how MDLIVE is using telehealth innovations to improve the delivery of healthcare, visit, download our mobile app or text “Sophie” to MLIVE (635483) to register.

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About Beacon Health Options

Beacon Health Options is a behavioral health services company that serves 40 million individuals across all 50 states. We work with employers, health plans and government agencies to provide robust mental health and addiction services through innovative programs and solutions that improve the health and wellness of people every day. Beacon is a national leader in the fields of mental and emotional well-being, addiction, recovery, and employee health. Collaborating with a network of providers in communities around the country, we help individuals live their lives to the fullest potential. For more information, visit and connect with us on, and

Media Contacts:

David Schull
Russo Partners
(858) 717-2310

Amy Sheyer
Beacon Health Options
(757) 459-5305

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