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is Intensive Outpatient Treatment?
University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Intensive Outpatient
Treatment Program is an intensive program designed to help
individuals reduce their symptoms while they continue to live
in the community. It provides a safe, supportive community
environment for those with mental illness who need professional
help to stabilize their mental or emotional problems. Individual
treatment programs are designed and provided by a multidisciplinary
team of therapists, nurses, nurse practitioners, psychiatrists
and counselors. The program empowers patients to take responsibility
for their mental health well-being.
does Intensive Outpatient Treatment compare with other options?
Hospitalization fits into the continuum of care as the option
that combines the best facets of care (strict criteria and
intensive care) with the best of outpatient care (schedule
flexibility and lower costs). Treatment may be arranged within
the framework of the recommended minimum number of hours per
week, so that patients may interact with family, friends and
community and/or resume work/school.
might benefit from Intensive Outpatient Treatment?
in treatment who in the view of their physicians are ready
to leave the hospital but who need more help than traditional
outpatient treatment provides
who would benefit from monitoring during their adjustment
who no longer need full hospitalization but need additional
intensive professional help before they can progress further
in outpatient treatment
who need to gain increased stabilization of their mental
who need help to maintain independence and responsibility
for their lives
is the Intensive Outpatient Program Like?
scheduled treatment, depending upon severity of their illness,
from once monthly to daily. Program options include individual
and group therapy, medication management, nursing education
about daily living and leisure skills. Family therapy or additional
patient therapy and education are also offered.
is the Cost of Outpatient Treatment?
Insurance carriers provide coverage for our behavioral health
services. Fees are dependent upon the services provided. University
of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center Outpatient program
accepts most major insurance as well as self-pay, Medicare,
Managed Medicaid, PPO and CHIP.
your insurance provider to verify your plan's specific coverage.
A sliding fee schedule based on national poverty levels is
available on a limited basis. If you require additional assistance,
please call (713)500-8801 and ask to speak with our insurance