Intensive-Outpatient Program at Southside

Our care team at Ascension St. Vincent's Behavioral Health is dedicated to ensuring you receive the mental health treatment that is right for you.

Ascension St. Vincent's Intensive-Outpatient Program

The behavioral healthcare you need, when and where you need it

At Ascension St. Vincent’s, our partial hospital and intensive outpatient programs can help you with mental health, behavioral health, and addiction challenges you may be experiencing. We understand how these disorders may affect physical and emotional health, family relations, and social support. We have designed therapeutic interventions that build on your strengths and identify solutions for problems in your life.

Our team of psychiatrists and nurses, psychologists and therapists offer compassionate personalized care. Together, we develop a care plan with you that addresses prevention, interventions, skill building, and recovery support services.

PHP and IOP at Southside

At Ascension St. Vincent’s Southside, our intensive-outpatient and partial-hospital programs provide care for adults. The treatment team delivers evidence-based interventions that prepare you for the changes you need to make in your life. We guide you to a deeper understanding of what works for you and what works against you in meeting your goals. After you have participated in our programs, we can refer you to follow up care for your long term stability.

Ascension St. Vincent's intensive-outpatient and partial-hospital programs are a complete recovery program that bring support and clinical services together into one plan to give hope and encourage your ambitions. Our goals are to:

  • Teach patients how to take control of their lives.
  • Support an individual's development of their talents so they can overcome barriers in managing life's challenges.
  • Encourage individuals with a mental diagnosis to see beyond their illness and more towards life goals.
  • Inspire hope, focusing attention on the successful fulfillment of personal goals.

Our intensive-outpatient services at Southside

Outpatient addiction medicine

Patients will receive support and prescription guidance from our staff of doctors and nurses. Because research shows that medication is most effective when combined with counseling, we encourage outpatient therapy as indicated when receiving medication through our physicians.

Ascension St. Vincent’s medication-assisted treatment (MAT) program uses suboxone to help patients stabilize and recover from opioid addiction.

Outpatient group therapy for substance-use disorders

Our outpatient therapy group meets one hour weekly for 12 weeks. The group’s focus is substance abuse treatment and associated issues that cause moderate impairment. Treatment goals will address lifestyle, attitudinal and behavioral issues that are interfering with functioning or recovery.

Intensive-outpatient program

The intensive-outpatient program provides flexibility and structure to patients with a variety of group therapy classes that are available five days a week. This program consists of a minimum of nine hours per week and was designed to serve patients with a mental health or substance-use disorder or both. Education is available to patients and family members through separately scheduled outpatient appointments.

Partial-hospitalization program

The partial-hospitalization program provides five hours of group therapy five days a week. Individualized treatment plans are developed that address biological, psychological and social functioning and set the patient up for success upon discharge. Patients in this program need to be medically stable, able to attend consistently, and in need of intensive support and treatment that does not meet inpatient admission criteria. Patients in this program have a mental health or substance use disorder, or both.

Available group classes

  • Building a supportive community
  • Stress management and relaxation toolbox
  • Managing symptoms and medication
  • Managing pain
  • Going for goals
  • Creative writing
  • Spiritual life
  • Living mindfully
  • Family matters
  • Keeping the peace
  • Communication with confidence
  • As I am
  • Stages of change
  • Emotional regulation
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Meditation and mindfulness
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy
  • Health and wellness
  • What are your triggers?
  • Making wise decisions about drugs and alcohol

Individual appointments are also available as needed.

Outpatient counseling and treatment services

In addition to our partial-hospital and intensive-outpatient program, we offer 14 outpatient offices across North Florida and South Georgia, as well as virtual or telehealth appointments so that you can get the mental healthcare you need, when and where you need it - even from the comfort of your own home.