Outpatient programs are a type of treatment program that allows individuals to receive care while still living at home. These programs are often used for individuals who do not require 24-hour supervision or medical care, but still need support and treatment for their condition. There are three main types of outpatient programs, which include intensive outpatient programs, partial hospitalization programs and substance use programs. Each program is designed to aid your mental health in different ways, with different time expectations and program requirements.

Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP)

Intensive outpatient programs (IOP) are designed for individuals who require more structured and intensive treatment than traditional outpatient programs. What happens in intensive outpatient programs typically involves a combination of individual and group therapy sessions, as well as educational and support groups. Because there are more sessions involved, IOPs typically require more time commitment. IOPs are often used for individuals with substance abuse disorders, eating disorders and mental health conditions.

Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP)

Partial hospitalization programs (PHP) are similar to IOPs, but they involve a higher level of care and supervision. These programs are typically used for individuals who have completed a residential treatment program or who require more intensive treatment than an IOP can provide. Partial hospitalization for mental health often involves daily therapy sessions and medical monitoring, but individuals are able to return home at the end of the day. Requirements for partial hospitalization vary, but this program might be right for you if you have more complex symptoms associated with your condition, or have more intensive medication needs that would be aided by partial hospitalization.

Outpatient Substance Abuse Programs

Outpatient substance abuse programs are designed to help individuals overcome addiction to drugs or alcohol. These programs may involve individual and group therapy, as well as education on relapse prevention and coping skills. Outpatient substance abuse programs can be a good option for individuals who have completed a residential treatment program, or for those who have a mild addiction and can continue to function in their daily lives. If you feel you need more help with your substance use during or after an outpatient program, you may want to consider inpatient services.

How To Start a Partial Hospitalization Program or Intensive Outpatient Program

It can be daunting to admit that you need medical intervention for your mental health. In fact, around 75% of Americans and European adults don’t seek the help they need because of stigmas, according to a study in the journal Psychological Medicine. Getting started on a PHP or IOP can be as simple as scheduling an assessment or making a phone call. Hope is within reach with Wekiva outpatient programs. Call today at 904-296-3533.


About Wekiva Springs Hospital

Wekiva Springs Hospital is a welcoming facility that provides inpatient and outpatient behavioral health and substance abuse treatment. Located in Jacksonville, FL, we offer services to adult and senior adults.

Our beautiful campus is specifically designed to facilitate healing and recovery for each of our patients. We pride ourselves on accommodating the severity of each patient’s condition and servicing each individual need. Some of our services include our mental health, substance abuse, outpatient group therapy programs and more.

To schedule a no-cost assessment or for more information, please call 904-295-1995