Behavioral Health/Chemical Dependency
Intensive Outpatient Mental Health Services
The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at Silver Cross Hospital is designed as an alternative to inpatient mental
health treatment or as a transition from the inpatient behavioral health program back into the community.
Services are provided by a diverse team comprised of physicians, registered nurses, behavioral health therapists and
social workers. We invite patients, families and referring treatment team members to contribute to developing the individual’s treatment plan. Family members are an important part of our treatment approach.
The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is appropriate for patients with emotional illness that requires an intensive
structured program of therapy to attain specific treatment goals. Psychiatric conditions and stressors that warrant IOP
- Symptomatic mood or anxiety disorders with significant impairment of functioning.
- Decreased daily functioning due to loss, grief, loneliness and other life stressors.
- Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness without active suicidality.
- Co-occurring IOP track available for patients with co-occurring symptoms of emotional illness and substance abuse or dependence.
- 18 years of age (and out of high school) or older.
- Patients must be sufficiently organized in thinking to participate in group activities.
- Patients must show ability to care for their own personal needs.
- Patients will assume responsibility for taking their own medications as prescribed.
- Patients must have adequate shelter, transportation and voluntarily enter the program.
- Patients must be able to build therapeutic relationships and be able to adhere to the program rules and program requirements.
Services are covered by most major health insurances, Medicaid and Medicare. Discounts and payment arrangements are available through the Patient Accounts
To schedule a free and confidential assessment or to learn more about our services, call (815) 300-7528.
Referrals, insurance or discharge information may be faxed to (815) 300-4710.