Behavioral health intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) in Orange Park

In addition to inpatient psychiatric services, Orange Park Medical Center offers a variety of IOPs for patients who need regular, structured mental health care. Our outpatient services include a partial hospitalization program (PHP) and IOPs with varied patient tracks, including focuses on mental health, dual diagnoses, telemental health and women's issues.

All of our programs are designed to help patients improve their quality of life by fostering personal development, improving interpersonal relationships and enhancing abilities to cope with stressors. Our treatment environment prioritizes patient safety while allowing patients to experience a less restrictive level of care compared to inpatient treatment.

We believe that self-confidence, self-esteem and self-worth are vital pillars of our patients' continued progress. Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.

If you would like to learn more about our outpatient mental health programs or Aftercare Support Group, please call us at (904) 639-8654.

Who can benefit from our outpatient services

Patients experiencing a wide range of mental health conditions may benefit from one of our outpatient programs. These programs are appropriate for anyone experiencing a degree of emotional distress that cannot be sufficiently treated through traditional outpatient care.

In addition to common psychosocial stressors, our outpatient programs are particularly successful at helping individuals cope with:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Distress intolerance
  • Emotion dysregulation
  • Grief and loss
  • Interpersonal issues
  • Life trauma
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Work stress

What to expect from group therapy sessions

In addition to addressing our patients' individualized needs as they relate to their primary mental health condition, our mental health therapists use group sessions to focus on topics such as:

  • Anger management
  • Building self-worth
  • Developing self-awareness
  • Developing self-compassion
  • Enhancing communication skills
  • Improving interpersonal skills
  • Mindfulness techniques
  • Stress management

How our outpatient programs work

Our outpatient behavioral health services include several different programs that consist of weekly group therapy sessions and medication management from licensed mental health professionals. Like most traditional outpatient treatment programs, patients return home after each session. However, patients in our PHP require a greater time commitment compared to our IOPs.

If you are interested in learning more about our outpatient services, you can schedule an assessment, available Monday through Friday, by calling us at (904) 639-8654. During an assessment, you will be asked about your condition and goals to determine if our outpatient program is the best treatment option for you. Assessments typically take about 60 minutes.

Partial hospitalization program (PHP)

Compared to our IOP, the PHP offers a higher level of care that provides daily access to safe, structured behavioral health treatment five days a week. This is a full-time counseling program that is beneficial for patients who need more support and structure than is offered in our IOPs. However, patients in our PHP still do not require 24-hour clinical supervision.

Our program operates Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 2:30pm with a light lunch provided daily. Patients participating in our PHP engage in five group therapy sessions per day. Most patients participate in the program for five to 10 days.

Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs)

Our IOPs use a group therapy framework designed to help patients face, cope with and grow from adversity in a safe, warm and responsive environment. The program uses a combination of medical and clinical support to help patients develop coping skills and insights to optimize their quality of life.

Our IOP offers four tracks:

  • Dual diagnosis track (primary mental health condition and chemical dependency)
  • Mental health track
  • Telemental (online) health track
  • Women's issues specialty track

Patients who participate in our IOP engage in three to four group sessions per day. The average length of treatment spans four to six weeks.

IOP schedule

IOPs take place on different days and times, depending on the track. Our current IOP schedule is as follows:

  • Mental health track
    • Option one: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00am to noon
    • Option two: Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00am to 2:30pm
  • Chemical dependency track
    • Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
  • Telemental health track
    • Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00am to noon
  • Women's group track
    • Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00am to noon

Dual Diagnosis IOP track

The goal of our dual diagnosis track is to empower every patient to develop effective strategies to help them cope with mental illness and achieve and maintain sobriety. We help patients find new ways to control their addiction through group therapy sessions and the 12-Step recovery model.

All of our group meetings and individual sessions are geared toward treating situational stressors and facilitating long-term recovery. We encourage active participation by family members to support their loved one throughout treatment.

This program is available to patients who:

  • Are 18 years old and older
  • Are experiencing difficulty in achieving and maintaining sobriety
  • Are transitioning as a step-down from a higher level of care
  • Need support to achieve sobriety and establish a sober support system

What to expect

When participating in our Dual Diagnosis IOP, patients can expect:

  • 12-Step meetings (three to five per week outside of group sessions)
  • Intensive group therapy on a variety of topics, including:
    • Cravings
    • Depression and anxiety
    • Family issues
    • Personal triggers
    • Relapse
  • Psychiatric consultation
  • Weekly random urine drug screenings

Therapies and treatments we use

Treatment options differ based on each individual's needs. However, patients in our dual diagnosis IOP may participate in:

  • 12-Step facility therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Motivational interviewing (MI)
  • Psychoeducational therapy (PET)
  • Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT)
  • Strength based therapy (SBT)

Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program

Treatment for teens experiencing emotional or behavioral issues. The Behavioral Health Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program provides an intermediate level of care for teens ages 13-17 who may benefit from more than just individual therapy alone but who are not in need of inpatient care. This level of care provides short-term, intensive programming while participation in regular school and community activities continues.

Led by an experienced team of licensed therapists, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners and other professionals, the program uses evidence-based illness management and recovery to provide teens with new tools to manage and resolve the practical challenges of everyday life.

Our program includes:

  • Behavioral life skills training
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy
  • Family-centered participation one evening weekly
  • Interpersonal effectiveness skills building
  • Psychiatrist evaluation
  • Medication management when needed
  • Psychiatrist evaluation
  • Structured group therapy with a licensed clinician three evenings weekly

Program hours

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday | 4:00pm – 7:00pm

For information about our Behavioral Health services, call (904) 639-8654.

Aftercare Support Group

Our hospital's outpatient services provide access to our Aftercare Support Group. This group is free to attend and helps patients share a common, safe space to discuss their mental health journeys. The group meets every Wednesday from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. To learn more about this support group, you can call us at (904) 639-8654.

Insurance coverage for outpatient services

Our outpatient mental health services are recognized by most insurance companies, including Medicare and Tricare. To learn more about the patient's financial responsibility, please call our dedicated pricing line at (888) 334-3868.

For patients without health insurance, we offer a flat rate fee for our services. To find out more about this option, please call us at (904) 639-8654.