What you should know:
– Brave Care, a Portland, OR-based company providing primary, urgent and remote pediatric patients to improve pediatric healthcare, announced it has raised $ 10 million in Series A funding led by City Light Capital, with participation of AV8, Interplay, Founders Co-op, Refactor, Learn Capital and other value-tuned investors such as Gaingels.
Brave Care currently operates two primary and emergency care clinics in Portland, OR and will use the funding to expand its empathetic, research-driven care to Beaverton, OR, Austin, TX and North Carolina later this year. It will also continue to improve its provider-first technology, giving doctors more time to focus on parents and children during visits.
Modern primary and emergency care for children
Founded in 2018 by Dr. Corey Fish, Darius Monsef, Maryam Taheri and Asa Miller, Brave Care gives parents access to easy, affordable, high-quality care for children through the comprehensive model, including: remote care available 24/7 through the parent App, primary and emergency care clinics open 365 days a year from 10am to 10pm, and on-site pharmacies – all within physical spaces where every parent and child feels welcome, comfortable and safe. In addition, Brave Care also operates a mobile clinic that can assist families who cannot travel to their clinics or do not have access to the Internet.
Brave Care has an NPS score of 92 out of 10,000 visits, more than 300 five-star reviews on Google and has earned the “Inc.’s Best Places to Work” award two years in a row.
Full Stack Technology for Clinics
Over the past year, Brave Care has redoubled its commitment to providing parents with a modern pediatric experience by building its own advanced full-stack clinic technology, including:
– A HIPAA-compliant clinic check-in platform that reduces complexity, eliminates redundant processes and streamlines intake, so clinicians can focus on caring for patients and creating authentic and personalized interactions. As the company continues to expand nationally, the technology gives clinical staff the ability to know exactly which patient is in which room at a Brave Care clinic across the country. To date, the Brave Care tool has saved $ 500,000 in efficiency costs and increased caregiver and patient satisfaction.
– Parent app built by parents, for parents. The HIPAA compliant tool acts as an easy-to-navigate resource to help families decide if their child should go to a hospital or clinic by offering a free chat feature with a 24/7 nurse triage, a Symptom Checker, Dosage Guides, the ability to track and schedule a child’s vaccination records, and more.
“As a parent of three children, I know how scary, frustrating and confusing it can be to navigate your child’s health,” said Monsef. “Every child deserves access to the best healthcare, regardless of their parents’ financial resources. This guiding principle is shared by everyone at Brave Care – ultimately, we want communities across the country to have access to the same highest-level pediatric care so that we can empower children to be their best selves. “
To support expansion efforts in Beaverton, OR, Austin, TX and North Carolina by 2021, the company will hire 100 employees over the next 9 months.