Newport Healthcare Announces In-Network Participation Agreement with First Health, Continued Efforts to Increase Accessibility and Affordability of Mental Health Care

NASHVILLE, Tenn., February 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Newport Healthcare, a national network of evidence-based healing centers for teens and young adults with primary mental health disorders, continues its quest to increase the accessibility and affordability of mental health care for families with a new network participation agreement with the First Health Network. The agreement has entered into force December 1, 2021 and gives First Health customers and their members access to from Newport full continuum of nationwide offerings of residential and outpatient mental health services for adolescents and young adults.

“We appreciate the opportunity to partner with First Health to increase access to treatment, especially at a time when we are experiencing unprecedented mental health challenges among youth and young adults,” said Joe Prokopio, CEO of Newport Healthcare. “Our commitment to our mission to empower young people and restore families has never been greater.”

As one of the largest and most respected preferred networks of provider organizations (PPOs) in the country, First Health provides provider network access and management services to more than 350 paying customers representing more than 5.5 million members.

Newport Healthcare’s licensed and accredited teen and young adult treatment programs integrate evidence-based therapeutic modalities—including attachment-based family therapy that strengthens the parent-child relationship—with academic or career support and experiential activities to promote sustainable healing. Outcome data collected in collaboration with Drexel University found that clients who complete treatment at Newport experience improvement in their mental health and well-being scores that exceed levels of clinical significance.

“Newport Healthcare shares our commitment to increasing access to quality mental health care to produce superior outcomes for our members,” said Jared Fritz, director of network operations for First Health. “We look forward to working together.”

Newport treats individuals ages 12-27 who struggle with trauma, depression, anxiety, and co-occurring eating disorder or substance use issues and has formed numerous partnerships with health insurance companies to help families in need. These partnerships optimize benefit coverage for families and have resulted in 96% of benefits from Newport customers using insurance to pay for services.

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About Newport Healthcare

Newport Healthcare, including Newport Academy and Newport Institute, provides evidence-based healing centers for teens, young adults, and families struggling with primary mental health issues. Newport offers a family systems approach with individualized, integrated programs that include clinical therapy, academic or career support, and experiential practices. from Newport nationwide residential and outpatient treatment programs move teens and young adults from self-destruction to self-esteem, addressing the root causes of risky behavior from a foundation of compassionate care, clinical expertise, and unconditional love. from Newport primary mission is to strengthen lives and restore families.

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Newport Healthcare Announces In-Network Participation Agreement with First Health, Continued Efforts to Increase Accessibility and Affordability of Mental Health Care

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