Outpatient Mental Health
The IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program) is more intensive than traditional outpatient and is designed to achieve short-term stabilization and resolution of immediate problem areas. The patient and family are offered services by a team of professionals. The patient is enrolled in a time-limited program with other patients working on similar issues. The treatment team may include licensed therapists, nurses, program specialists, and a doctor.
The programs are offered Monday through Sunday with a minimum of three hours per day. The actual schedule depends on the individual client's needs and insurance benefits.
This is a short-term outpatient program designed specifically for adult and geriatric patients who are experiencing behavioral or emotional difficulties, but who do not require (or no longer require) the intense level of psychiatric care provided by inpatient or partial hospitalization programs. IOP is ideal for stabilizing those individuals with a history of frequent relapse. Eligible patients have acute symptoms of depression and/or anxiety and may be at risk for hospitalization, or may be "stepping down" from a hospital stay.