Behavioral Health Outpatient Services
Traditional Outpatient Clinic
The clinic is designed for patients to come on an outpatient basis for evaluation, assessment and/or management of medications by a psychiatrist or midlevel. This service is intended for patients ages five and up.
In addition, to the medication management, we also offer individual therapy for patients ages 18 and up.
Structured Outpatient Program (SOP)
The Structured Outpatient Program is designed for individuals who present with a psychiatric diagnosis and have the need for treatment, which is more intensive than outpatient office visits and less intense than inpatient 24 hour hospitalization. Patients may be treated in one of two Structured Outpatient Programs according to age, our Adult SOP or our Geriatric SOP.
The program’s goal is stabilization with the intention of preventing inpatient hospitalization or reducing the length of hospital stay. The program is also beneficial as a step-down unit for patients who have been admitted and are ready to leave the hospital, but might need that extra care that the SOP can provide. While enrolled in the program, patients will be seen by a psychiatrist a minimum of every 30 days for follow up and medication management.
Organized as a continuum of care, this system of outpatient programs enables the movement of patients to the most clinically appropriate and cost effective level of care.
The SOP strives to manage acute symptoms of the patient and to return the patient to a more desired level of functioning in a relatively brief period of time.
The program seeks to provide the patient with knowledge, insight and skill that will assist them in dealing with their behavioral health challenges through a variety of modalities including group, individual and family therapy. Patients who are admitted to the SOP program are involved in treatment at a minimum of 2-3 hours per day at least 3 to 5 days per week.
A strong emphasis is placed on relapse prevention, which includes a crisis care plan, with wrap around services to facilitate a successful discharge from the program.
If you or a member of your family is facing emotional issues, help and support is only a phone call away.
Please call our helpline at 800-HELP-912 or (229) 312-7001.