Forge Health Named to Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies for Second Consecutive Year

WHITE PLAINS, NY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Inc. The magazine revealed yesterday that Forge Health, a leading provider of value-based mental health and addiction care with a proven, nationally-payer-validated ability to drive clinical results, is No. 792 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking. fastest growing private companies in the country.

The Inc. 5000 offers a unique look at the most successful businesses in the most dynamic segment of the US economy – its independent small businesses – and is widely regarded as an indicator of things to come. Many of today’s biggest and best-known companies – Facebook, Microsoft, Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Patagonia and others – got their first national exposure as winners of the list.

“It’s an honor to rank #792 on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies,” said Eric Frieman, co-founder and CEO of Forge Health. “Being on the list for a second consecutive year is a testament to our team’s mission-driven commitment to providing the highest quality, affordable and effective mental health and addictions care to individuals, families and to communities in need. We are both thrilled and humbled to be two-time winners of the Inc. 5000, but we are also aware of the work that remains to be done to increase access, reduce costs and improve the quality of mental health care. ”

Founded in 2016, Forge Health is a mission-driven outpatient mental health and addictions treatment provider dedicated to delivering exceptional one-stop care to individuals, families and communities in need, by especially those with moderate to severe illnesses. The company is networked with more than 30 commercial and government health plans, and through new and expanded population health partnerships with leading health plans and health systems, Forge now manages more than 270,000 members under its value-based partnership model.

Earlier this year, Forge Health released the results of a groundbreaking national, payor-led clinical outcomes study to determine how the intensive outpatient treatment of the Forge Care model has positively impacted patients beyond of the treatment period. Study results showed that Forge patients maintained significant improvement in medical utilization and overall health outcomes, even 12 months after treatment for mental health and substance abuse.

In July, the Health Subcommittee of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs invited company co-founders Frieman and Eric Golnick, CEO of Forge Health’s Veterans & First Responders program (VFR) to provide expert testimony on barriers to the effective use of community care resources in addressing mental health and addictions among veterans. “As our business continues to grow, we remain true to our mission to care for veterans, first responders and their families. With this honor, we have proven our unique ability to help many others in need within these populations,” says Golnick.

“The accomplishment of building one of the fastest growing companies in the United States, in light of recent economic headwinds, cannot be overstated,” says Scott Omelianuk, Managing Editor of Inc. “Inc .is delighted to honor companies that have established themselves through innovation, hard work and the ability to meet today’s challenges.


Companies in the 2022 Inc. 5000 are ranked by percentage of revenue growth from 2018 to 2021. To be eligible, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2018. They must be based in the United States , private, for-profit, and self-employed — not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies — as of December 31, 2021. (Since then, some people on the list may have gone public or been acquired.) required for 2018 is $100,000; the minimum for 2021 is $2 million. Inc. reserves the right to refuse candidates for subjective reasons. The growth rates used to determine company rankings have been calculated to four decimal places. The complete Inc. 5000 list is available at

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About Forge Health

Forge Health offers evidence-based outpatient treatment for mental health, addiction and related trauma when and where clients need it – delivered virtually in the comfort, privacy and convenience of the patient’s home or in person at the Forge reception desks. The Forge VFR (Veterans and First Responders) program provides specialized treatment that responds to the unique culture, preferences and values ​​of first responders, emergency and health care workers, veterans, serving military assets and their families. Created by veterans and first responders for veterans and first responders, it’s designed to treat and heal addiction, trauma, and symptoms compounded by underlying issues like PTSD.

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