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Intensive Outpatient Care

Community-based programs that offer a structured and intensive therapeutic setting with integrated clinical treatment services. These programs encompass partial hospital (PHP), intensive outpatient (IOP), and extended day treatment (EDT) levels of care.

A team of multi-disciplinary staff including psychiatrists, behavioral health clinicians, and para-professional direct care staff provide a broad range of treatment services and psycho-social interventions. Programs vary according to intensity of service (day/hours offered weekly) and length of stay.


Partial Hospital Programs (PHP)

Partial hospital programs offer a range of treatment services and medication oversight provided by a team of multi-disciplinary staff. This care is most often provided as a step down, or to prevent, psychiatric hospitalization where there is need for nursing and psychiatric supervision to provide intensive evaluation, medication titration, symptom stabilization, and intensive brief treatment.

PHPs generally meet four hours a day, five times a week.


Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP)

Intensive outpatient programs offer a range of individual, group, and family treatment services and psycho-social interventions provided by a team of multi-disciplinary staff.

IOPs generally meet three hours a day, three or four times a week, for one to two months. They may be a step down from an inpatient or partial hospital level, or used to prevent the need for a higher level of care.


Extended Day Treatment (EDT)

Extended day treatment is an intensive, center-based level of treatment to prevent out-of-home placement for high-risk adolescents (up to the age of 18) struggling in their day-to-day behavior at school and/or in the community.

EDTs offer a range of individual, family, and group treatment services and psycho-social interventions provided by a team of multi-disciplinary staff. EDTs meet during non-school hours, up to five days per week for up to six months.


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