Behavioral Health for Rural America

For hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and more, learn how we virtually connect behavioral health providers to rural facilities using a turnkey Telehealth solution that works for you.

Forefront Behavioral
Health Providers

Join an industry leading team

doing important work

for underserved communities and rural health.

Our History

Benefits of Telehealth

FEATURED
MANAGEMENT TEAM

“Forefront is a pioneer and U.S. leader in the delivery of behavioral health services via our unique HIPAA-compliant Telehealth platform, which incorporates software, hardware and comprehensive service protocols that we developed over years in the field.

Merritt Widen and I co-founded the company and developed this service with our mothers in mind. My mom had Alzheimer’s and lived far away from me. I wanted to stay involved in her life, but the distance meant that daily care monitoring fell to my brother. We started out just offering a video-based visiting service for family members, and it quickly morphed into the Telehealth venture that it is today when the skilled nursing facility (SNF) industry approached us hoping we could help with its rural psychiatry shortage.

Now our national provider network of psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners and other behavioral health professionals work with Forefront to serve the behavioral health needs of our clients and patients.

Through flexible scheduling technology, logistics and management systems combined with our deep behavioral health experience, Forefront is able to create solutions that effectively integrate with existing client systems and workflows.”

– Phil Knudsen, President & Co-founder

Our History

Benefits of Telehealth

FEATURED
MANAGEMENT TEAM

“Forefront is a pioneer and U.S. leader in the delivery of behavioral health services via our unique HIPAA-compliant Telehealth platform, which incorporates software, hardware and comprehensive service protocols that we developed over years in the field.

Merritt Widen and I co-founded the company and developed this service with our mothers in mind. My mom had Alzheimer’s and lived far away from me. I wanted to stay involved in her life, but the distance meant that daily care monitoring fell to my brother. We started out just offering a video-based visiting service for family members, and it quickly morphed into the Telehealth venture that it is today when the skilled nursing facility (SNF) industry approached us hoping we could help with its rural psychiatry shortage.

Now our national provider network of psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners and other behavioral health professionals work with Forefront to serve the behavioral health needs of our clients and patients.

Through flexible scheduling technology, logistics and management systems combined with our deep behavioral health experience, Forefront is able to create solutions that effectively integrate with existing client systems and workflows.”

– Phil Knudsen, President & Co-founder

Rural America. Rural Behavioral Health.
Forefront is There!

Independence. Stability. Service. Family. Community.

These are all values that have defined life in America’s rural areas, the “American Heartland”. They have historically contributed to a high quality of life in these areas for generations. The United States is still far and away the largest exporter of food products in the world. Internet based connectivity has made working in rural areas easier. Yet our Heartland is in danger!
Learn more …

Rural America. Rural Behavioral Health.
Forefront is There!

Independence. Stability. Service. Family. Community.

These are all values that have defined life in America’s rural areas, the “American Heartland”. They have historically contributed to a high quality of life in these areas for generations. The United States is still far and away the largest exporter of food products in the world. Internet based connectivity has made working in rural areas easier. Yet our Heartland is in danger!
Learn more …

Testimonial

“I am excited to join Forefront to help provide mental health care for underserved and rural areas. This is truly a much-needed service to help bridge the gap in mental health."

Shamalon Johnson, MD