Behavioral Health

Intensive Outpatient Programs

If you are living with mental illness or substance use issues that are greatly affecting your daily life, two Intensive Outpatient Programs at University Medical Center may be right for you.

About our programs

Our Intensive Outpatient Programs are tailored for people whose daily lives have become so challenging that more intensive and structured treatment is necessary. Two distinct Intensive Outpatient Programs at University Medical Center are designed to help people living with chronic mental illness or substance misuse: the General Mental Health IOP and the Substance Use IOP.

Our approach

Our multidisciplinary team approach means professionals from different fields are focused on your care. Our programs combine several hours each day of outpatient groups, medication management, mental health education and solution-focused skill building. Both programs build upon your strengths and encourage you and your family to remain connected to their support systems in the community.

General Mental Health IOP

This program serves people who are experiencing chronic mental health concerns, including Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, and mood disorders with psychosis.

What you can expect:

  • Three hours of intensive group therapy meeting for eight days
  • Groups facilitated by social workers and psychiatrists
  • Treatment focused on building skills, reducing risk, and learning more about how to manage your manage mental health symptoms

Substance Use IOP

This program serves people who are experiencing substance use and mental health concerns causing impairment in daily living.

What you can expect:

  • Three hours of intensive group therapy meeting for 16 days
  • Groups facilitated by social workers and psychiatrists
  • Treatment focused on education, skill building, and peer support to manage substance use and mental health symptoms

If you are interested in learning more, please contact us:

Phone: 504.962.7020

Behavioral Health Center, 2475 Canal Street, Suite 106

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