Psychiatry Intensive Outpatient Program

The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is designed to provide intensive treatment for adolescents and their families in a least-restrictive environment.

This program is ideal for adolescents transitioning from an inpatient unit or a partial hospitalization program (PHP). IOP is also recommended when traditional outpatient treatment alone is insufficient to improve the patient’s emotional status.

Adolescent and Family Participation

Adolescents referred to the program will participate in a variety of group psychotherapies. We regard the family as an integral part of the treatment, thus family participation is required. Program elements are scheduled at times to be least disruptive to the adolescent and family members.

Programs Offered

The program is held three to four hours a day, three times per week. The days and times are subject to change:

General Program

(Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Trauma, Self-Injury)
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Gender Divergent Program

  • Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Eating Disorders Program

  • Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Program Requirements

The IOP is not a substitute for weekly/ individual/family therapy but an enhancement. Thus all participants should, if possible, continue with their individual therapy and medication management appointments. We will be able to provide individual and/or family therapy on an outpatient basis if you are not currently receiving these services with a mental health professional.

Insurance Coverage

Some, but not all, insurance companies provide coverage for IOP services. Verification of benefits will be obtained prior to admission to the program. A self- pay option is also available.

Note: Upon admission to the program, adolescents and parents must attend all sessions as scheduled to comply with insurance company medical necessity criteria for this level of care.

 

For more information
Please email IOP@nicklaushealth.org
Or call 305-666-6511 ext.2450