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.