WHAT IS AN INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAM (IOP)?

IOP FAQ

In addition to our established outpatient clinic, BACA has started an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). The BACA IOP is designed for teens (12-17 years old) and young adults (18-26) experiencing behavioral health issues but does not require inpatient psychiatric hospitalization. The BACA IOP makes every effort to seamlessly transition patients to our outpatient clinic, preferably with the same provider they saw in the IOP setting. When this is not possible, BACA staff assist in discharge planning, facilitating patients' return to their previous providers or helping them to find a new provider elsewhere in the community. This reduces recidivism back into higher levels of care and improves continuity of care. Here at BACA, we firmly believe that in order to treat the patient, we need to start with the parents; Parental involvement will be required throughout the program for the teen IOP. If your child is concerned about missing school, BACA offers an IOP during after-school hours so your child 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/teens refusing to go to school, following hospitalization discharge, or if your child/teen/young adult is severely depressed, anxious or behavioral issues that cannot be treated with just outpatient services. The IOP is an open program and operates weekly for 3 hours per day, 4-5 days per week. Download a brochure on the Teen IOP at BACA or Download a brochure on the Young Adult IOP at BACA


INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAMS (IOP) AT BACA

BACA offers two Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) for teens ages 12-17; BACA offers a morning IOP for teens refusing to go to school or are on home hospital, and an afternoon IOP for teens. In addition, BACA offers an IOP for Young Adults ages 18-26 years old and a Social Skills IOP for Latency-age youth ages 10-14. 

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

To set up an intake for San Jose or Oakland, you must first 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 intake.


TEEN IOP INTAKE PROCEDURE/POLICY

All new patients to BACA are required to complete a 2 appointment intake with the IOP Director and IOP Medical Director.

The first appointment will be with both parents only to review primary concerns regarding their child and/or teen. The second appointment will be with the child and/or teen alone. During both the first parent appointment, and first child appointment, questionnaires are given during the sessions and expected to be completed and returned to the front desk before starting the IOP. The medical director will meet with the parents and child/teen during the first physician visit during the IOP to go over the findings from the questionnaires and the assessment.

Please note that the IOP assessments are billed as outpatient codes. In some cases, prior authorization for the IOP is needed before the child and/or teen can begin the program; it is the parents right to have the child and/or teen begin the IOP before prior authorization is given by insurance, but may procure the costs.


YOUNG ADULT IOP INTAKE PROCEDURE/POLICY

All new patients to BACA are required to complete a 2 appointment intake with the IOP Director and IOP Medical Director.

The first 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. The medical director will meet with the young adult during the first physician visit during the IOP to go over the findings from the questionnaires and the assessment.

Please note that the IOP assessments are billed as outpatient codes. In some cases, prior authorization for the IOP is needed before the child and/or teen can begin the program; it is the parents right to have the child and/or teen begin the IOP before prior authorization is given by insurance, but may procure the costs.


IOP IN-NETWORK Insurance

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