Behavioral Health/Chemical Dependency
Intensive Outpatient and Mental Health Services
The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at Silver Cross Hospital is designed as an alternative to inpatient mental health treatment or as a transition from the inpatient behavioral health program back into the community.
Services are provided by a diverse team comprised of physicians, registered nurses, behavioral health therapists and social workers.
We invite patients, families and referring treatment team members to contribute to developing the individual’s treatment plan. Family members are an important part of our treatment approach.
The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is appropriate for patients with emotional illness that requires an intensive structured program of therapy to attain specific treatment goals. Psychiatric conditions and stressors that warrant IOP treatment include:
- Symptomatic mood or anxiety disorders with significant impairment of functioning.
- Decreased daily functioning due to loss, grief, loneliness and other life stressors.
- Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness without active suicidality.
- Co-occurring IOP track available for patients with co-occurring symptoms of emotional illness and substance abuse or dependence.
- 18 years of age or older.
- Patients must be sufficiently organized in thinking to participate in group activities.
- Patients must show ability to care for their own personal needs.
- Patients will assume responsibility for taking their own medications as prescribed.
- Patients must have adequate shelter, assume responsibility for transportation and voluntarily enter the program.
- Patients must be able to build therapeutic relationships and be able to adhere to the program rules and program requirements.
Services are covered by most major health insurances, Medicaid and Medicare. Discounts and payment arrangements are available through the Patient Accounts department.
Program meets Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Referrals, insurance or discharge information may be faxed to (815) 300-4710.