The extra support you need, three days a week.
If depression, anxiety, stress or another mental health concern is keeping you from enjoying life, there's hope at Gateway Regional. Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a program for adults 18+ who are having trouble functioning at home, but don't meet the criteria for inpatient care. This robust, 3-day-a-week program is specially designed for.
- Adults who need more intensive treatment than traditional outpatient therapy
- Adults transitioning from inpatient care
At Gateway Regional Medical Center, our IOP program offers more therapy and support than traditional outpatient programs - while allowing you to work, attend classes, care for loved ones and sleep in your own bed. It's the ideal stepping-stone to meaningful recovery.
Anyone 18+ who meets the criteria for IOP treatment can participate. No referral is necessary. To sign up, individuals must first undergo a clinical and medical assessment. Using the results of this assessment, our team can then customize the IOP program to meet your specific needs and goals.
The IOP program includes
- 4 hours of treatment per day, 3 days a week
- A structured schedule of both individual and group therapy
- Psychiatric care
- Depression/anxiety education
- Anger management
- Stress management
- Life transition education
- Codependency education
- Compulsive behaviors education
- A focus on co-occurring disorders and the efforts needed for recovery
- Relapse prevention education
If you're stepping down from our Inpatient Psychiatric Unit, the IOP program is designed to help maintain the progress you've made - while continuing to work toward your long-term goals. It's an effective transitional program that allows you to ease back into daily life.
What to expect
At Gateway Regional Medical Center, we're focused on you. All outpatient visits are arranged according to your schedule so you can continue your daily routine while receiving treatment. Here you'll learn new skills to help you manage and improve your life right now, as well as make lasting changes. You'll also participate in group therapy, which gives you a chance to learn from others facing similar challenges.
Through it all, your behavioral health specialist, individual therapist and psychiatrist will work together to coordinate your care and ensure you're progressing toward your goals. This teamwork approach will also help you maintain continuity of care after you complete the IOP program.
Taking the next step
If you're having a hard time making it through the day, it may be time to ask for help. Call 618-798-8155 to learn more about our Intensive Outpatient Program or to schedule an assessment. At Gateway Regional Medical Center, we have the extra support you need to get back to the life you love.
If you or a loved one is actively suicidal, call 911 immediately. This is a medical emergency, and you must seek care as soon as possible. Other emergencies that may warrant a trip to the ER include psychosis, violent behavior or homicidal behavior. If you're not sure what to do, call 911.