Certainly Health, a healthcare marketplace revolutionizing the booking of medical and cosmetic care, has announced a successful funding round, raising $2.3 million. Led by Pacific 8 Ventures, with participation from Y-Combinator, institutional investors, and angel investors, this funding will support team expansion and product enhancement.
Eliminating Surprise Medical Bills
Certainly Health stands out as the first marketplace enabling patients to book doctors while ensuring insurance coverage and avoiding unexpected medical bills. Patients input their insurance details and appointment reasons, with Certainly utilizing machine learning to forecast and guarantee their out-of-pocket expenses across local providers. In cases where patients end up owing more than the listed prices, Certainly covers the difference, ensuring providers receive full payment.
Addressing a Common Concern
With 57% of Americans having experienced surprise medical bills and 38% delaying healthcare due to cost concerns, Certainly Health addresses a critical issue. Even when insured, patients often face unexpected bills amounting to thousands of dollars. Kevin Chiu, Co-founder, and CEO, shared that personal experiences of unexpected medical bills motivated the mission to empower healthcare consumers to book providers without financial fears.
Empowering Healthcare Consumers
Certainly Health’s platform empowers patients to compare costs, avoid surprise bills, and access healthcare providers through insurance. The service also extends to cosmetic procedures, offering price comparisons, provider reviews, and appointment availability for treatments such as Botox and microneedling.
Certainly Health, a healthcare marketplace, has secured $2.3 million in funding from investors including Pacific 8 Ventures and Y-Combinator. The platform allows patients to book doctors with insurance coverage and transparency on out-of-pocket costs, aiming to eliminate surprise medical bills. With millions of Americans facing unexpected bills and cost-related care delays, Certainly Health addresses a pressing concern in the healthcare industry. Patients can access upfront prices and compare providers, enhancing transparency and affordability in healthcare.
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