Texas-based company expanding access to virtual mental healthcare

Dr. Tarik Shaheen saw a need to expand mental healthcare, which inspired his Texas-based company Iris Telehealth.

“We partner with different healthcare systems across the country and we try and understand what their behavioral health needs are,” he said.

Iris Telehealth was one of the tour stops during the American Telemedicine Association’s annual fall conference. The company matches its clinicians to meet the needs of each community nationwide.

“We provide services in inpatient psychiatric hospitals,” Shaheen said. “We provide on-demand consults for hospital systems, so that would be any patient in the emergency room or med-surg that has a psychiatric complication in addition to a medical issue.”

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