After the onset of the COVID-19 epidemic in the U. S. , the company’s Hazel at Home service continues to provide care to kids. “As soon as covid happened there was a lot of recognition by districts that we have to have a solution around student health and wellness,” said Golomb. “Pre-COVID we went from 300,000 in our network of districts to now, when we just passed 1. 5 million. [The] rate of engagement went down but our overall expansion has increased dramatically.
These numbers are even more significant when viewed through the lens of the nearly forty percent of the company’s users who indicate they don’t have a primary care physician. “We built this incredibly powerful model that partnered with schools and brought access to healthcare to families,” said Hazel chief executive, Josh Golomb. “At the schools we had an iPad on a stand.
Launched by a former Apple software engineer and serial entrepreneur, Nick Woods, and named after one of Woods’ children, Hazel Health has grown to work with school districts responsible for 1. 5 million children, and has raised $33. 5 million to expand its footprint even further across the United States.