Outpatient programs have a range of intensity that helps support client’s clinical needs on the road to recovery. Offering a more frequent, structured program focused on group interventions, they can work in conjunction with outpatient providers to wrap around the needs of the client and the family.
Partial Hospitalization Program
A Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is the most comprehensive outpatient program available. It serves as a preventive program to hospitalization, as well as a solid bridge for those stepping down from hospitalizations or residential treatment programs. In PHP, clients attend programming five days a week, Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Partial hospitalization offers the most intensive treatment to help prevent hospitalization or the need for other services that may disrupt the client’s ability to remain close to family and other supports.
Intensive Outpatient Program
The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a step down from PHP or it can be a direct step into care from the community as well as an added support to traditional outpatient services. It is designed to help individuals who are either experiencing an increase in distressing symptoms and behaviors or for those who are not progressing in traditional outpatient services.