Telepsychiatry in Correctional Facilities
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. This benefits both the individual and the organization by decreasing the comorbidity and high cost associated with untreated mental illness in this population. We are able to accommodate strict formularies and have expertise in treating individuals in the forensic setting.
- Improve the mental health of inmates
- Adherence to strict formularies
- Decrease the cost and risk associated with untreated mental illness
- Access to safe and secure on-site crisis and emergency psychiatric consultation
By giving your facility access to psychiatric services on-site, you can avoid the cost, inconvenience, and potential risks of transporting an inmate to the closest treatment center. We can provide urgent consultation in under an hour in the event of a psychiatric emergency, which can often decrease unneeded transfer and evaluation at the nearest emergency room. To learn more about the services we can provide in the forensic setting – please contact us!
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.
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.
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.
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>>