Bridge Care Services
A virtual bridge clinic that deploys a measurement-based care model to fill short-term gaps in ambulatory and post-acute behavioral health care.
Expanding access for those who need it most
Between provider shortages, increased demand for mental health treatment, and social determinants of health, helping patients get the right care at the right time isn’t always easy.
Bridge Care Services fills short-term gaps in ambulatory and post-acute behavioral health care by accelerating access to specialists, achieving measurement based outcomes, and optimizing reimbursement for a financially sustainable behavioral health program.
How it works
Bridge Care Services provides a clinician-guided, evidence-based navigation assessment that directs patients to the most appropriate next level of care, delivers effective short-term behavioral health care, and facilitates a closed-loop handoff to the optimal longitudinal provider
We will triage each patient with an LCSW-led Navigation Assessment to determine the appropriate level of care.
Based on their needs, patients referred to Iris will receive appropriate behavioral health treatment, inclusive of therapy and medication management.
Closed Loop Handoff
After a warm hand-off with the PCP or community behavioral health provider, Iris will continue to be available for consults and support to ensure a seamless care transition.
Connecting patients to high-quality, behavioral health care
Bridge Care Services provides a transformative process for health systems, their teams, and the patients they serve.
Increased Behavioral Health Access
Reduce unnecessary ED visits and ensure your patients receive quality care from a best-fit provider.
Outcomes Oriented Programming
Leverage evidence-based care approaches in all aspects of your behavioral health services that will clearly demonstrate outcomes for your organization.
Sustainable Revenue Center
Reduce leakage and perform a billable intake assessment for all patients that optimizes utilization of psychiatry and psychotherapy, ensuring financial sustainability for your health system.
Strengthened Healthcare Workforce
Deliver care at top-of-license and build provider confidence across your organization that behavioral health needs are being addressed by an appropriate specialist.
The value of Bridge Care Services
Expand and accelerate access
reduction in referral backlog
(18,000 – 3,000) within 6 months
of psychiatry referrals diverted to a lower, more cost-effective level of care
Achieve measurement-based outcomes
improvement in depression symptoms over eight weeks of care
Joint Commission accreditation
Since 2019, Iris Telehealth has been accredited by the Joint Commission for behavioral health. We are committed to meeting quality measures in provider selection, patient care, compliance, and regulatory standards.