Inspira Health has expanded its Behavioral Health unit at Inspira Health Center Bridgeton with a new Designated Voluntary Behavioral Health Unit opening soon pending state approval. The new unit has 19 voluntary beds for adults. The unit’s programming will be focused on the stabilization of the patient’s behavioral health needsRead More
What is the Intensive Outpatient Program?
Inspira’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a mental health and substance use program that offers a combination of psychotherapy and psycho-educational groups in a safe, caring environment. Participants work on gaining insights into both their mental health and addiction issues to improve coping skills.
The IOP offers a higher level of care for those who need more support than a traditional outpatient program. It’s also suitable for those who are stepping down from inpatient care.
How the Intensive Outpatient Program Works
People’s experiences with substance use disorders vary, which means every person’s recovery process will look different. Typically, those enrolled in the IOP will spend sixto eight weeks participating in three-hour-long sessions two to three times per week. These sessions include group therapy, individual therapy, medication management and more.
Our providers are trained to recognize the unique challenges of addiction and can also address mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, trauma, interpersonal issues, family difficulties, grief and ADHD. In addition, our therapists are well-versed in working with the LGBTQ+ community.
What to Expect in the Intensive Outpatient Program
Whether you’re referred by your health care provider or through our access center, Inspira’s IOP team is here to help you face your substance use disorder. The IOP is covered by most insurance plans and you can participate in-person, virtually or in a hybrid environment.