Paladina Health Changes Name to Everside Health
Direct primary care provider Paladina Health in November 2020 changed its name to Everside Health. The complete rollout of the new name and brand identity is expected in the first quarter of 2021.
Paladina Health acquired Activate Healthcare in January 2019 and in October 2020 completed the acquisition of Healthstat. The three direct primary care organizations had operated under separate names but now are combined as one integrated company with the name Everside Health.
Based in Denver, Colorado, and led by CEO Chris Miller, Everside Health is the second-largest direct primary care provider in the U.S. The company is backed by global venture capital firms New Enterprise Associates, Oak HC/FT and other investors.
Everside Health operates 350 direct primary care clinics in 32 states for employers and other health plan sponsors, such as union and Taft-Hartley plans, and has partnerships with several health systems including Common Spirit Health, SSM Health and The Christ Hospital.
Everside Health has a collaboration with Johns Hopkins HealthCare Solutions to integrate its evidence-based disease management and behavior assessment programs into its network of employee health clinics. It offers occupational health services; condition management programs to tackle the root causes of chronic illnesses; and wellness programs focused on healthy nutrition, exercise and resiliency. It also has a program to help patients manage both their mental and physical health for the long term.
The direct primary care model
Under the direct primary care model, patients can visit a family doctor at a clinic located at or near their workplace and have 24/7 access to virtual care, which cuts down on costly ER usage. Patients typically get longer appointment times and receive personalized attention from their doctors, including help making lifestyle changes to improve their overall health and manage chronic conditions.
According to a recent study, typical quantifiable direct primary care results represent 20% lower total healthcare costs vs. traditional models driven through reduction in ER utilization, inpatient admissions, and unnecessary testing.
Additional research indicates up to 79% savings on members with four or more chronic conditions. Results also show 97% and 96% patient and provider satisfaction, respectively.