NEW YORK, Sept. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Maven, the first digital clinic for women, has launched a subscription service specifically for college women. The nationwide subscription, called Maven Campus, allows young women to make unlimited same-day video appointments with medical providers including OB/GYNs, nurse practitioners, mental health providers, and other specialists for advice, diagnoses, and even prescriptions. Students will also have the ability to send and receive unlimited private text messages with practitioners. Additionally, they will have access to ask anonymous questions and read answers from practitioners on Maven's forums about college health issues.
The Maven Campus subscription will have two different payment plans: A $45 per month option, with the ability to cancel at any time, or a $300 per year option (the latter of which equates to a significant savings of just $25 a month). Both choices grant the same unlimited access to Maven's nationwide network of carefully vetted practitioners. Only 35% of practitioners that apply ultimately get accepted to the platform, and Maven providers collectively have a 4.9 out of a 5 star rating.
"When we talked to students, we heard that on-campus health services were inconvenient, students didn't always have access to the different types of healthcare providers they wanted to see, including mental health providers, and in general they didn't feel like they had anyone they could trust with their women's health questions and needs," says Maven founder & CEO Katherine Ryder.
This gap in the healthcare market is underscored by startling facts such as:
- According to a 2012 National Alliance on Mental Illness study, many students have to wait more than 5 days to receive care from on-campus providers.
- 1 in 4 college students have an STD, according to Stanford University's Sexual Health Peer Resource Center.
- A survey by the Association of American Universities found that 1 in 4 women experience sexual assault on campus.
Maven is the first digital clinic for women, giving on-demand access to best-in-class healthcare specialists, such as doctors, nurse practitioners, lactation consultants, doulas, mental health specialists, physical therapists and nutritionists. The platform makes it affordable and easy to get advice, diagnoses, and even prescriptions via video appointments, private messaging, and free forums. Maven was founded in 2015 by Katherine Ryder and is funded by 8VC, Great Oaks Venture Capital, The Box Group, and Female Founders Fund, among others.
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