CNBC disruptor and healthcare startup Heal selects 5WPR as agency of record

CNBC disruptor and healthcare startup Heal selects 5WPR as agency of record

Published: 08-10-2020 15:37:00 | By: Pie Kamau | hits: 5078 | Tags:

5W Public Relations, one of 15 independently-owned PR firms in the U.S., announced it has been named PR Agency of Record for Heal, a healthtech startup that offers doctor house calls and telemedicine appointments. The partnership comes at a time of great need for Americans as health is top of mind, and it becomes commonplace to remain in the home whenever possible, especially during bouts of any illness.

Founded in 2014, Heal connects users with doctors who arrive at a patient's home within a couple of hours or by appointment. The service is available for an all-inclusive flat fee, or through insurance plans from all major insurance companies, and Medicare, making it accessible to a majority of patients. In 2020, Heal was named to the CNBC Distruptor list and received $100M Series D funding from Humana.

Nick Desai, CEO of Heal said: "Now more than ever, effective news coverage is critical to inform Americans of all ages that Heal is the best, safest healthcare option for their family. In that context, 5WPR has exceeded our best expectations and are long term strategic partners to our growth and success."  

Ronn Torossian, CEO and Founder 5W Public Relations said: "5WPR is excited to continue to support Heal and its service during this turbulent time in health. We're eager to do our part in elevating the brand and bring it to the attention of consumers who can benefit to the areas it serves.''

Currently, Heal house calls and video telemedicine are available through 25 major insurance plans to over 100 million Americans in CA, GA, VA, DC, NY, NJ and WA, making the company a practical healthcare choice for some of the areas hit hardest by COVID-19. As one of the agency's fastest growing sectors, 5WPR's Health & Wellness Team accomplished tremendous 14.7% growth in clients and 28.4% growth in revenue in 2019.

5WPR's Health and Wellness practice is led by employees with over 15 years combined experience in the space, creating the perfect combination of true professionals with unparalleled techniques to drive results for clients through key industry relationships with influencers, bloggers, celebrities and of course, media; likewise, ensuring maximum coverage by implementing integrated campaigns including PR, Digital, Influencer Partnerships and Social Media.