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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“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
Forefront Telecare, Inc. becomes a company.
First Long-Term Care patient encounters at the request of AHCA (American Healthcare Association) to support skilled nursing facilities in Messina, New York.
First outpatient clinic patient encounter in the state of Washington.
Forefront acquires Texas Psychiatric Practice
First behavioral encounter in jails.
Launched the first smartphone application for direct patient care serving the VA Choice Program. Helping veterans with their behavioral health needs in their homes.
First virtual medical directorship serving psychiatric unit in Texas.
First hospital psychiatric unit management in Kansas.
Series A Round Closing.
Expanded footprint to 26 states.
Expanded services across the emergency department and medical-surgical floor behavioral consultations.
Following patients post-discharge from psychiatric units to home for behavioral follow-up on transitions.
Expanded provider service organization footprint to 47 states.
Started supporting 1,000 PCP Network/Health System for behavioral health in Texas.
First direct payer agreement and shared savings program.
Forefront Telecare is acquired by Access TeleCare, the largest provider of acute care telemedicine in this U.S.
“We have been working with Forefront at our geriatric psych units in AR and OK and the thing that sets Forefront apart as a great partner is that whenever there are issues that arise from clinical to personalities, I know that I have someone at all levels of the organization who will respond quickly to get a problem resolved with a positive attitude to get everything back on track. Excellent partner for our business.”
Signet Health Corporation & Diamond Healthcare