A Boston-based startup called Enthea is offering “psychedelic insurance,” an employment perk that lets self-insured employers offer psychedelic treatments to workers.
Given the rise of ketamine clinics to treat conditions like depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, these perks have become more interesting to progressive employers. Unfortunately, their use is largely restricted to people with the means to shell out thousands of dollars. Enthea is hoping to make psychedelic-assisted therapy more broadly available.
“There are still no standards of treatment and there’s still no way to create access,” Sherry Rais, Enthea’s CEO and co-founder told Stat News. “That’s why Enthea is bridging these gaps. There’s so much I’m excited about.”