Emergency Room2017-12-25T12:50:37+00:00

Emergency Room Telepsychiatry Services

We are aware of the growing crisis of psychiatric bed holds in the ER. With appropriate mental health assessment, these patients can promptly receive a psychiatric treatment plan and disposition. With proper up-front consultation, we are able to reduce the number of emergency holds by providing crisis services and appropriate follow-up. Regardless of disposition, psychiatric treatment is shown to decrease the length of stay (LOS) of psychiatric patients in the ER and helps them get the care they need quicker.

  • Improve care
  • Provide mental health access and appropriate follow-up
  • Minimize psychiatric bedholds
  • Decrease length of stay

While the patients are in your ER, psychiatric consultation provides the first step in treatment and we can continue to round on these patients while they are in the emergency room. Although we understand this is not the ideal situation, it does allow treatment to commence in the ER as opposed to simply “holding” the patient. We strongly believe that telepsychiatry is a mission-critical tool in helping to alleviate the use of ER’s as holding facilities for patients in crisis. Please contact us to see if we can help improve the care of these individuals in your emergency room!

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hospital services
Whether in the emergency room or on an inpatient unit, our clinicians can typically respond to a consult request in under an hour which allows for the timely assessment, treatment, and disposition of each patient. This improves care and decreases costs associated with psychiatric holds in the ER and unnecessary hospital transfers.
By implementing telepsychiatry services in hospital emergency rooms, Iris Telehealth can help you ensure incoming patients receive proper upfront evaluations. This early action reduces the number of emergency holds, and helps develop treatment plans to improve patient outcomes and decrease length of stay. Learn more>>
By making appropriate psychiatric consultation available in hospitals, telepsychiatry can improve the overall quality and effectiveness of the care you offer your patients. Learn more>>
Outside of their primary roles as caregivers, our staff can mediate disputes and provide expert insights about specific psychiatric problems. Learn more>>
specialty services
Iris Telehealth’s telemedicine services can be used on a locum tenens basis to fill temporary staff shortages while you search for a permanent addition to your team. With our locum tenens psychiatry, you never have to settle for a mediocre solution, or compromise the level of care you offer your clients. We connect you with a team of skilled practitioners who can provide compassionate care and a full range of psychiatric services via video conference. Learn more>>
specialty services
We are able to provide critical services in settings such as nursing homes, schools, correctional facilities, and substance abuse treatment centers. We know that logistical issues make frequent long-distance trips to the closest available clinician inconvenient, costly, and potentially dangerous. By developing a telemedicine solution for you, Iris can provide on-site mental health evaluations where and when they are needed. This allows quality care to be delivered under your roof and on your own schedule.
Whether your residents are in independent living or a skilled nursing facility, their quality of life can be greatly improved by having access to timely psychiatric assessment and treatment. With many areas not having easy access to a local psychiatrist, on-site care via telemedicine can be a wonderful supplement to the services you provide your residents. Learn more>>
It is quite disruptive to a child’s education to frequently leave school to attend regular therapy sessions and mental health evaluations. Having a clinician that is familiar with a child readily available in the school setting can often stop disruptive behaviors from escalating and can provide a good resource for your teachers on how to appropriately manage your more trying students. Learn more>>
Criminal offenders frequently have mental illness that they struggle with. By helping to treat these issues, we are able to improve the wellness of your facility’s inmates. We are able to accommodate strict formularies and have expertise in treating individuals in the forensic setting. Learn more>>
community services
We want to help people where they’re most comfortable – close to home and in a familiar setting. Iris Telehealth has experience providing outpatient telepsychiatry services in a variety of settings including community mental health centers and primary care offices.
Iris Telehealth can work with you to develop a telemedicine program at your organization to help increase the breadth of services you can offer the individuals in your community. Learn more>>
By bringing mental health services into your clinic, we can help turn your primary care office into a patient-centered medical home. Learn more>>
Allow us to help care for your clients in their stressful times of need. Together, we can decrease the need for ER visits and inpatient hospitalizations! Learn more>>