Vermont Business Magazine Hey Jane, the patient-centered, virtual reproductive and sexual health care clinic, announced today the expansion of its services to Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, following launches in Massachusetts and Connecticut in the past year. This launch makes Hey Jane the first virtual clinic to be providing reproductive and sexual health care—including abortion care—in all of New England.
Hey Jane provides a wide range of judgment-free reproductive and sexual health care services from the comfort and convenience of your phone, including accessible and safe abortion care, treatment for UTIs, yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis, and herpes, as well as birth control and emergency contraception.
Increasing Access: In some areas of New England, people may need to drive as much as 4 hours round-trip to get to the nearest in-person clinic providing abortion care.This requires time (including taking time off from work or school), access to transportation, and additional expenses (including gas, taxi fare, child care, or overnight accommodations).
- There are a limited number of clinics providing abortion care—and many are at capacity, meaning waits of more than a week in order to get an appointment.
- This goes for clinics providing other care, such as contraceptive care: There are nearly one million people in need living in “contraceptive deserts” in New England.
- According to AbortionFinder, there are only 5 publicly listed in-person clinics in Vermont. There are only 3 in-person clinics in VT where you can currently get an appointment in 1 week or sooner.
Medication Abortion Safety + Efficacy: Telemedicine medication abortion care through Hey Jane is proven to be safe and effective (Hey Jane Whitepaper).
- Medication abortion is both extremely safe and effective with a lower adverse reaction rate than Tylenol.
- Hey Jane's serious adverse event (SAE) rate in 2022 was 0.16%, compared to the national average in medical literature ranging from 0.31% to 0.54%.
- Hey Jane’s NPS for 2022 was 92, which demonstrates high patient satisfaction with our care model. Our NPS is 10x higher than the industry average.
- Hey Jane’s telehealth model is unique in that it addresses both physical and emotional health needs in a tech-enabled and real-time way that is unparalleled in the industry. Hey Jane’s expert clinical care team is just a text or phone call away, and patients can also access The Lounge, a first-of-its-kind private peer-to-peer forum, which connects them to people going through the same thing at the same time.
New England is a Critical Hub: This launch comes at a time when, in many of the states, both elected officials and residents have made it clear that the region stands for supporting, protecting, and expanding the right to access an abortion. New England has become a haven for abortion seekers in the region—and beyond.
- Patients do not have to be a resident of a state Hey Jane operates in to receive care.
Affordability: The launch allows patients to receive virtual abortion care and other reproductive and sexual health care services with or without insurance. Hey Jane accepts select insurance plans and offers income-based sliding-scale pricing based on each patient's personal and financial circumstances.
- For medication abortion, we also partner with abortion funds to help patients pay for treatment, including Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund.
Alyssa Wagner, DNP, RN, APRN, WHNP-BC, Head of Medical, said: “Hey Jane's arrival in New England marks a significant milestone in advancing access to comprehensive reproductive and sexual health services. Our expert clinical team, coupled with our patient-focused care approach, has already benefited tens of thousands of patients across the country. In some parts of New England, you may need to drive at least 4 hours round-trip to get to the nearest clinic. This requires time and additional expenses that many patients may not have. Our mission is to alleviate these burdens by bringing our services to the comfort and convenience of your phone."
Kiki Freedman, Co-Founder and CEO at Hey Jane said: “We’re humbled to be able to offer our services in New England, where elected officials continue to work to safeguard abortion access. Their unwavering commitment is why the region has become a haven for care and continues to see an influx of patients following the Dobbs decision. This further underscores the ongoing need to provide additional options. Our goal has always remained the same, to make virtual reproductive and sexual health care, including abortion care, accessible to as many people as possible, and this launch signifies a significant step forward.”
Source: 11.15.2023. Hey Jane.