WHAT IS AN INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAM (IOP)?

In addition to our established outpatient clinic services, BACA has created several specialized Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs). The BACA IOPs are designed for youth (10-17 years old) and young adults (18-26) experiencing mental health problems more severe than appropriate for routine outpatient care but not so severe as to require inpatient psychiatric hospitalization. For those patients who would like to continue in our outpatient clinic, our IOP teams make every effort to coordinate that transition as seamlessly as possible.  For patients who prefer to return to their previous outpatient clinicians, BACA staff assist with discharge planning that begins upon admission to the IOP. These approaches reduce recidivism back into higher levels of care and improves continuity of care.

At BACA, we firmly believe that in order to treat the patient, we need to start with the parents; parental involvement is required throughout IOPs involving youth. If your child and/or adolescent is concerned about missing school, BACA offers an IOP during after-school hours so your child and/or adolescent is able to attend classes as normal.

An Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) offers a higher level of care then outpatient services alone. IOP is often recommended for children/adolescents refusing to go to school, following hospitalization discharge, or if your child/adolescent/young adult is severely depressed, anxious or has behavioral problems that cannot be treated with routine outpatient services. The IOPs are open programs that permit admissions daily and operate every week for 3 hours per day, 4-5 days per week.

Please find the following brochures and FAQ available for your review:

IOP FAQ
Download a brochure on the Adolescent IOP at BACA
Download a brochure on the Young Adult IOP at BACA
Download a brochure on the Social Skills IOP at BACA San Jose


INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAMS (IOP) AT BACA

BACA offers four Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP):

1) A morning IOP for adolescents (ages 12-17) refusing to go to school or are on home hospital

2) An afternoon IOP for adolescents (ages 12-17)

3) An IOP for Young Adults (ages 18-26)

4) A Social Skills IOP for Latency-age youth (ages 10-14)

To schedule a Free Needs Assessment to determine if the patient is appropriate for our IOP, please complete an "Appointment Request Form." Once the form is successfully completed and submitted, you will be contacted by a member of our staff for a phone screening and to set up the Needs Assessment.

Please find the following schedules available for your review:

Morning IOP Adolescent Schedule
Afternoon IOP Adolescent Schedule
Young Adult IOP Schedule
Social Skills IOP Schedule


ADOLESCENT IOP INTAKE PROCEDURE/POLICY

All new IOP patients must complete a 2 appointment intake with an IOP therapist prior to beginning the program.

The first intake appointment will be with both parents to review primary concerns regarding their child and/or adolescent. The second intake appointment will be with the child and/or adolescent alone. During both intake appointments, questionnaires are given during the sessions and must be completed and returned to the front desk before starting the IOP. A child and adolescent psychiatrist will meet with the parents and child/adolescent during the first physician visit during the IOP to review the findings from the questionnaires and the intake assessment.

Please note that the IOP intake assessments are billed as outpatient codes. In some cases, prior authorization for the IOP is needed before the child and/or adolescent can begin the program; it is the parents prerogative to have the child and/or adolescents begin the IOP before prior authorization is given by insurance, but this may result in out-of-pocket costs to the family.


YOUNG ADULT IOP INTAKE PROCEDURE/POLICY

All new IOP patients must complete a 2 appointment intake with an IOP therapist prior to beginning the program.

The first intake appointment will be with the young adult and the parents may be asked to attend in some cases. During the intake, questionnaires are given during the sessions and expected to be completed and returned to the front desk before starting the IOP. A psychiatrist will meet with the young adult during the first physician visit during the IOP to review the findings from the questionnaires and the intake assessment.

Please note that the IOP assessments are billed as outpatient codes. In some cases, prior authorization for the IOP is needed before the young adult can begin the program; it is the patient’s prerogative to begin the IOP before prior authorization is given by insurance, but this may result in out-of-pocket costs to the patient.


IOP IN-NETWORK INSURANCE

  • Aetna

  • Cigna

  • VHP