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Intensive Outpatient and Partial Hospital Programs

For people who need a deeper level of care but are well enough to continue living at home, we offer outpatient programs that provide:

  • Intensive treatment for adults living in the community, either independently or in a supported residence
  • Time-limited, active treatment
  • Multidisciplinary care, including psychiatrists, nurses, social workers and specialized therapists
  • Groups and individual services

Specialized tracks include:

  • Acute Mental Health: Intensive support for patients transitioning from inpatient hospitalization to community living
  • Dual Diagnosis: For individuals with both mental illness and substance dependence

Day Hospital (Intensive Outpatient and Partial Hospitalization)

Meeting five days a week (Monday – Friday, 9:15 to 12:30 or 1:30), the Adult Partial Hospital/Intensive Outpatient program consists of three to four groups per day, depending on level of care, with an average length of stay of three to four weeks.

Individualized treatment plans are developed for each participant focusing on the reduction of symptoms, exploration of the psychological factors that precipitate their current illness, the development of more effective coping skills, and education to increase awareness and understanding of psychiatric illnesses.  Services also include psychiatric consultation and evaluation, and medication management and case management to ensure connection with community resources.

Behavioral Health Intensive Outpatient Program (BHIOP)

The Behavioral Health Intensive Outpatient Program has three groups (Symptom Management, Stress Management and Relapse Prevention) that meet three days a week (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm) for an average length of eight weeks.

Individualized treatment plans are developed with input from the patient with the major goal of symptom reduction via medication and knowledge of recovery. BHIOP patients will meet with the doctor at least every two weeks for medication management. Services also include psychiatric consultation and evaluation, and medication management and case management to ensure connection with community resources.

Dual Diagnosis Intensive Outpatient Program

Meeting Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 am to noon, the Dual Diagnosis Outpatient Program focuses on assisting individuals to gain and maintain sobriety and psychiatric stability.

Services include group therapy to address the problems that often arise for people in recovery, and psychoeducation on a variety of mental health diagnoses and their symptoms, the disease of addiction, the interrelationship between mental illness and addiction, etc.  We also offer psychiatric services, including consultation and medication management, case management and working with community resources to ensure wraparound services, and information regarding self-help groups, including AA, NA, DDA, Alanon.

Center for Child and Adolescent Treatment Services

This Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) helps adolescents and families with a variety of mental health and substance abuse issues.

  • Depression, anger, and anxiety
  • Family and school issues
  • Substance abuse issues
  • Self-injurious behaviors and thoughts of suicide
  • Social/friendship issues
  • Medication evaluation/management

Services include group therapy, arts therapy, family therapy, treatment goal planning, coping skills, effective communication techniques, peer and professional support. Services also include psychiatric consultation and evaluation, and medication management; case management to ensure connection with community resources; and information regarding self-help groups (AA, NA, DDA, Alanon).

Crisis Intervention Services

The Crisis Intervention team provides acute psychiatric and behavioral intervention for patients in the Emergency Department.

A comprehensive structured assessment is conducted by our multidisciplinary team, which includes licensed clinical social workers, advanced practice psychiatric nurses and physician-psychiatrists to determine the next level of care. The team is available between the hours of 6 am - 11 pm seven days a week.

The licensed clinical social workers also provide mobile outreach to people in crisis until 10 pm. Hotline services are available 24 hours a day by calling 1-888-447-3339.

Services also include psychiatric consultation and evaluation, and medication management; case management to ensure connection with community resources; and information regarding self-help groups (AA, NA, DDA, Alanon).


Behavioral Health