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 adolescents (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 adolescent IOP. 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 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 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 two Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) for adolescents ages 12-17; BACA offers a morning IOP for adolescents refusing to go to school or are on home hospital, and an afternoon IOP for adolescents. 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 Adolescent Schedule
Afternoon IOP Adolescent 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.


ADOLESCENT 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 adolescent. The second appointment will be with the child and/or adolescent alone. During both the first parent appointment, and first child/adolescent 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/adolescent 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 adolescent can begin the program; it is the parents right to have the child and/or adolescents 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 young adult can begin the program; if IOP is started before prior authorization is given by insurance, the patient may procur the cost.


IOP IN-NETWORK Insurance

  • Cigna