About Us

Committed to helping people with significant behavioral health needs through high-quality, cost-effective care.

Forefront Telecare is the behavioral health care delivery arm of Access TeleCare, the nation’s largest provider of acute and specialty telemedicine. We are the leading provider of high-quality, cost-effective virtual behavioral health, helping the clients we serve give their patients the ability to live their best lives in the least restrictive care settings. Forefront provides our care services across the continuum of care, enabling our clients to effectively manage the significant behavioral health needs of their patients in any care setting with our tech-enabled platform. Our focus is on collaborating with care teams to improve the quality of care and quality of life for the patients they serve while reducing costs through operational efficiency. Operating in all 50 states, Forefront provides a turnkey telehealth solution that meets behavioral health needs and extends care teams’ service capabilities.



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We help vulnerable patients with significant behavioral health needs live their best lives in the least restrictive care settings.


Be the nationwide leader in delivering virtual behavioral health services to patients with significant behavioral health needs.


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Our History

“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.

We 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.”

– Phil Knudsen, President & Co-founder

  1. 12/01/2010

    Forefront Telecare, Inc. becomes a company.

  2. 01/20/2011

    First Long-Term Care patient encounters at the request of AHCA (American Healthcare Association) to support skilled nursing facilities in Messina, New York.

  3. 06/01/2016

    First outpatient clinic patient encounter in the state of Washington.

  4. 08/15/2016

    Forefront acquires Texas Psychiatric Practice

  5. 02/01/2017

    First behavioral encounter in jails.

  6. 04/01/2017

    Launched the first smartphone application for direct patient care serving the VA Choice Program. Helping veterans with their behavioral health needs in their homes.

  7. 08/15/2017

    First virtual medical directorship serving psychiatric unit in Texas.

  8. 12/01/2017

    First hospital psychiatric unit management in Kansas.

  9. 12/26/2018

    Series A Round Closing.

  10. 09/10/2019

    Expanded footprint to 26 states.

  11. 03/01/2021

    Expanded services across the emergency department and medical-surgical floor behavioral consultations.

  12. 03/15/2021

    Following patients post-discharge from psychiatric units to home for behavioral follow-up on transitions.

  13. 04/1/2021

    Expanded provider service organization footprint to 47 states.

  14. 06/01/2021

    Started supporting 1,000 PCP Network/Health System for behavioral health in Texas.

  15. 09/01/2021

    First direct payer agreement and shared savings program.

  16. 9/01/2022

    Forefront Telecare is acquired by Access TeleCare, the largest provider of acute care telemedicine in this U.S.

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