Psychedelic clinic companies have been expanding quickly as more patients are seeking alternatives to traditional prescription drug treatments. Both Field Trip Health and Novamind announced news of their expanding clinics across the country.
Field Trip Health Ltd. (OTCQX: FTRPF) opened its fifth location in the United States in the city of Houston, TX. Located in the River Oaks District, the Houston location is the second Field Trip Health center to open this year. Field Trip also announced that it has entered into leases and has commenced, or will soon commence, construction to build Field Trip Health centers in San Diego, CA, San Carlos, CA, Seattle, WA, Washington DC, and Fredericton, NB.
“Every week, new evidence about the safety and efficacy of psychedelic therapies is being published. The academic data matches closely with what we are seeing in our Field Trip Health centers — that psychedelic-assisted therapy is a safe and effective treatment for depression, anxiety, and other mental health challenges,” commented Dr. Ben Medrano, Field Trip’s Senior Vice President, and U.S. Medical Director. “It is great to see academic journals like The New England Journal of Medicine as well as former Governor Rick Perry adding their voices to the conversation.” The company noted that many peer-reviewed studies have shown the efficacy and safety of psychedelic-enhanced therapies as powerful and effective treatments for mental health challenges like depression, anxiety, and PTSD, as well as to promote mental and emotional health and well-being. In addition, according to new research from the New England Journal of Medicine
, there is evidence indicating that psychedelic substances boost divergent thinking and creative ability in the long term.
Field Trip said that the design of the Houston location was heavily influenced by its local aesthetic, honoring Houston’s charm. It features Southwestern-inspired rugs, soft recycled leather couches, a beautiful moss wall, and most notably a zen rock box stretching almost the entire length of the hallway. With seven treatment rooms, a large group therapy room, and a beautiful light-filled integration lounge, the Houston location is calm, bright, and inviting. Each treatment room features custom photography of clouds taken all over the world, included to provide a relaxing atmosphere and to allow the mind to drift into a peaceful quiet space.
Novamind Inc. (OTC PINK:NVMDF) reported it would open four new Cedar Psychiatry clinics, doubling its network to eight total locations. The expanded capacity from the New Clinics is forecasted to increase Novamind’s patient volume from 20,000 client visits recorded in 2020 to approximately 65,000 client visits anticipated in 2021, a 325% increase.
“We are doubling the size of our clinic network six months ahead of schedule, with the added capacity enabling us to scale to 65,000 client visits in 2021,” said Yaron Conforti, CEO and Director of Novamind. “Expect continued and aggressive growth as we expand Novamind’s clinic network and clinical research infrastructure ahead of the FDA’s anticipated approvals of MDMA and psilocybin.”
Novamind said it has begun construction on three of the New Clinics and leased a fourth additional property. Scheduled to open between July and September 2021, the New Clinics represent the initial phase of Novamind’s national expansion strategy whereby the Company is replicating the successful operating track record of its current clinics in Utah, at scale, ahead of its expansion into other American states in 2021.