OUR STORY

We are committed to helping patients lead fulfilling and opioid-free lives.

After spending time in an orthopedic clinic to learn more about pain management and opioids, Ankit Gupta founded Bicycle Health in 2017 to increase access to high-quality, integrated medical and behavioral healthcare for people with opioid use disorder. Many of the patients he’d talked with got started on opioids for pain, by doctors, not knowing how problematic opioids are, and the patients detailed how opioids negatively affected them over time. Many patients discussed shame and stigma, ultimately preventing them from getting the care they desperately wanted and needed. The conclusion was clear: opioids are over-prescribed and under-managed in the United States, impacting far more people than most realize. And further, Ankit found medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) treatment to be severely lacking.

Bicycle Health started out with a single clinic in Redwood City, California, but it became clear that we could reach even more people if our services were available online. Thus, Bicycle Health launched its virtual care platform in 2020, which provides empathetic, affordable, person-to-person care at scale, including medication management, behavioral health treatment, support groups, and care coordination, supporting patients wherever they’re at in their recovery journey.
“My mom impressed upon me the value of serving others, and that’s at the core of the Bicycle Health mission.”
Ankit Gupta, Founder, Bicycle Health

Our Impact

Over 10,000 patients across 
23 states
By reaching a new and different audience online, Bicycle Health has helped thousands of people who never had access to medication for opioid use disorder before—with 30% of our patients being new to buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) treatment.
At 7 days, 95% of patients report no withdrawal symptoms
Bicycle Health’s technology and evidence-based treatment method allows us to support patients in the early days of transitioning off their opioid of choice.
Half of people who start treatment with us are still in recovery after 6 month
This is 40% higher than the standard set by in-person clinics.
“Your excellent service and level of care was the motivation to create this”
Bicycle Health Patient and creator of this artwork.

Our Name

“The name Bicycle Health is a good metaphor for recovery,” Ankit describes. Ankit learned how to ride a bike as a child, and it’s a skill that has stayed with him, and will stay with him for the rest of his life. And that’s what recovery is for many people—a new skill that you learn, use, and that stays with you throughout your life. Relapse is part of recovery, just like falling off a bike is part of riding… but after falling off a bike, you can hop back on really quickly, just like you can with recovery.

When Ankit initially started Bicycle Health, he’d given up his car and was riding his bike everywhere—to meet friends, to buy groceries—and he describes the feeling of wind in his hair, the feeling of freedom, being able to go places really easily. And these are the things we want for our patients—agency, to be free.

Get started with Bicycle Health

No need to go to a doctor’s office or clinic.
Even lab testing can be done from home.
Call (844) 943-2514