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Intensive Outpatient Program

Helping People With Mental Health and Co-occurring Disorders Lead Happier Healthier Lives

The partial hospitalization behavioral health program at UF Health Flagler Hospital provides an intensive level of psychiatric treatment in an outpatient setting. Our primary goal is to improve quality of life and reduce symptoms to prevent relapse or hospitalization. All new patients participate in a formal clinical evaluation performed by a multi-disciplinary team. This evaluation helps the team develop a treatment plan that reflects each patient's individual strengths, limitations and goals for treatment. Every patient's goals are reviewed and updated weekly in team meetings and individual sessions.

people on the beachOur compassionate and comprehensive program is designed to achieve the best possible results and consists of:

  • Group Therapy - Psychoeducational Groups on topics such as: coping skills, life skills, stress reduction, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, relapse prevention, and seeking safety
  • Medication Management – Medications will be reviewed for effectiveness and modified if necessary to assist with improving mood.
  • Individual Therapy, Family Therapy and Multi-Family Therapy Group – While Group Therapy is the primary mode of treatment, each patient will have individual counseling on a regular basis as determined by your therapist and family counseling where appropriate. Multi-Family Group occurs twice monthly and offers a support and process group for family/significant others of patients in the program.

How do I, or my loved one, participate in the program?

Patients come to the program voluntarily as a transition from the hospital, their home or by physician referral. To participate in the program, patients must:

  • Be medically stable
  • Have no immediate risk of harm to self or others
  • Be willing and able to participate in cognitive based therapy
  • Not require primary custodial care
  • Refrain from abusing substances
  • Have psychiatric symptoms that impair social, occupational or other important areas of functioning.

For referrals and assessments, please contact us at 904- 819-4040 (phone) 904-819-4041 (fax)