Twentyeight Health

Date Awarded: December 15, 2022
Amount: $250,000.00

Twentyeight Health is a mission-driven health technology company offering women sexual health education, telehealth, medication delivery, and on-demand guidance. The company aims to make reproductive and sexual health care affordable and accessible to women from underserved communities. The telehealth company is tailored to people who are enrolled in Medicaid or uninsured so they can get access to the care they need when they need it.

Twentyeight Health prescribes and delivers birth control, the morning after pill, and treatment for sexually transmitted infections via audio visits and mail-order pharmacy. Their platform and services focus on people assigned female at birth, especially women of color enrolled in Medicaid. Its services are available to English and Spanish speakers.

Engaging is easy. Patients start by taking a simple online evaluation survey, messaging a doctor directly, or scheduling a free call. After a consultation, patients are shipped their medications quickly, discreetly, and without charge, and they have access to ongoing care.

To date, the company has more than 30,000 active users acquired through community partnerships and word of mouth. Twentyeight Health has licensed providers in all 50 states, and its providers and contracted pharmacies are all enrolled in Medicaid.

CEO and Co-Founder Bruno Van Tuykom previously worked at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to increase access to health care, with a focus on family planning. He also served as a principal at the Boston Consulting Group. Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder Amy Fan previously worked as a consultant at Bain & Company and managed a direct-to-consumer company. Both Bruno and Amy are passionate about gender equity in health care.