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Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

Adult IOP at Cedar Springs Hospital offers adults the same intensity of therapy and intervention offered at higher levels of care but allows them to live at home during the day and weekends. This gives them opportunities to apply the skills they learn at the hospital to real life scenarios. IOP can serve as an alternative or step-down from acute inpatient care, inpatient detox and partial hospitalization.

The goal of IOP is to prevent the worsening of psychiatric symptoms and help patients return to full participation in the community. A treatment team made of a psychiatrist, licensed therapist and psychiatric nurse practitioners develops a plan of care based on identified needs of the individual patient.

The program is provided Monday through Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for adults age 18 and older. At the time of discharge, the patient receives a discharge plan with instructions for medications and outpatient follow-up services in the community.

Advantages of IOP

  • Patient continues to live at home but comes to the hospital for care
  • Weekly psychiatric oversight and supervision
  • Multidisciplinary treatment team
  • Less intensive, less expensive alternative to hospitalization

IOP Services

  • Individual meetings with a psychiatrist
  • Group counseling sessions
  • Medication management
  • Case management for successful reintegration into the community
  • Comprehensive discharge plan

Treatment Activities

  • Illness education: causes, symptoms, medication management and treatments of the diagnosed illness
  • Goal setting and attainment
  • Medication education
  • Life skill management
  • Anger and stress management
  • Effective communication skills
  • Coping skills
  • Healthy lifestyles and self-esteem building

Give Us a Call

Assessments and referrals are available 24/7 by phone at 719-633-4114 and online form. For military programs, please call 719-210-0534 or use our military referral form.