Carbon Health Boston is a national provider of urgent care and primary care, offering an omnichannel model that meets patients where they are and ensures continuous care. It is headquartered in San Francisco and operates clinics in nearly two-thirds of the U.S.
The company has a number of initiatives in areas like public health, remote patient monitoring and chronic care programs. It also has a large number of partnerships with health systems, employers and insurers to add value-add services.
What is Carbon Health?
Carbon Health Boston is a venerable Boston-area based national chain of high quality primary and urgent care clinics. Located in the Back Bay, it is a short walk from the Prudential Center and Harvard University. This smorgasbord of a medical practice boasts some of the best chitchat in the city and some of the best prices for quality healthcare in the state. If you are looking for the most cost effective and convenient solution to your healthcare needs, Carbon Health is the answer to your prayers. We have the biggest and best network of vetted and insured healthcare providers in the business.
Viral COVID testing (also called PCR or rapid antigen tests) can help identify people with a current infection. They can be performed at community testing sites or in your home or office.
The test you get depends on your specific needs. There are several types, including molecular and antigen tests and some home self-tests.
Molecular (or lab-based) COVID-19 tests typically deliver results within 48 hours. These tests are more accurate than antigen tests, which have average turnaround times of 15 to 30 minutes.
Federal Eligibility Criteria
If you have a health insurance plan that covers COVID testing, you may receive it at no cost. However, due to recent changes in federal eligibility criteria, starting July 1, patients must verify medical necessity for no-cost COVID-19 testing.
If you are not insured, there are free COVID-19 kits available to order through DHHS. They are offered through a partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation’s Project Access COVID Tests program. They include five (5) at-home rapid tests per household.
Pop-up clinics offer patients a quick, efficient way to get tested or vaccinated. They are generally located in public spaces such as car parks, town halls or sports stadiums, so they can reach large populations.
These pop-up clinics are a great way to break down barriers for people who might be uninsured or otherwise can’t afford a doctor’s appointment, but need healthcare. They can also be used to address other medical needs, such as dental cleanings and eye exams for seniors.
In addition, they help promote health equality because they’re accessible to everyone – even those who may not have a car or be mobile. This enables healthcare to be within everyone’s reach, which is essential during a pandemic.
CEO Eren Bali
Carbon Health Boston has been using pop-up clinics as part of its COVID-19 efforts, but it’s planning to use this model on a national scale in the future. CEO Eren Bali told me that the model would allow for a rapid and flexible deployment of clinics nationwide, and also help with ongoing care needs.
At Carbon Health Boston, our mission is to make high-quality healthcare accessible to everyone. We deliver this through a hybrid model that provides unrivaled access to primary care and urgent care via in-person clinics, virtual visits and chat through our app; data-driven omnichannel care that leverages connected devices and the app to power continuous care; and a best-in-class proprietary EMR platform that unlocks seamless, patient-first care.
Connected Care, or remote care, refers to telehealth programs and enhanced communication between patients, physicians, and other providers that improve access and quality of care, lower costs for payers, and help healthcare systems manage resources better. It also includes mHealth and personal health records (PHRs) that allow consumers to control their own medical information.