Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

MidValley Healthcare is a psychiatric outpatient facility in Meridian, Idaho. MidValley serves as an alternative to psychiatric inpatient care, or as a transition step from a recent psychiatric hospitalization/residential stay. We offer several mental health and addiction recovery treatment options for adults 18 years of age or older. Additionally, we have flexible day and evening programs which allow us to accommodate our patient’s work or school schedules.

One of the major services we offer is Intensive Outpatient Program or IOP. This therapy, also referred to as Intensive Outpatient Treatment, is an evidence-based, innovative programming offering patient’s life-changing care. IOP is used to assist individuals in successfully achieving a life free from the symptoms that once plagued them. Each patient undergoes our evaluation and treatment planning process before entering IOP


Each year, thousands of men and women throughout the United States struggle with mental health issues. Intensive Outpatient Program is particularly effective in treating those with:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Alcoholism
  • Drug Addiction

IOP is designed to engage a patient in many of the following without overnight hospitalization:

  • Group Therapy at Least 3 Days Per Week
  • Ongoing Treatment Planning With a Counselor
  • Family Support / Family Therapy
  • Medication Management
  • Individual Counseling
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Workshops on topics such as coping with destructive behavior and how to adopt positive habits such as exercise, creative or artistic hobbies, and community service.

How is IOP Different From Other Therapies?

Intensive Outpatient Program differs traditional outpatient therapy, inpatient therapy, Partial Hospitalization Programing and residential care.


Traditional Outpatient Therapy

Intensive Outpatient is different from regular outpatient therapy in that it provides a more structured therapeutic setting. IOP demands more sessions per week, usually five to seven, lasting for a period of several months. By contrast, regular outpatient therapy requires fewer weekly meetings over a longer time span, such as a year.


Inpatient Therapy

IOP differs from inpatient therapy in that it does not require overnight hospitalization.


Partial Hospitalization Programming (PHP) and Residential Care

Intensive Outpatient Program contrasts partial hospitalization programming (PHP), inpatient treatment, or residential care in that it allows individuals to receive thorough treatment that fully addresses their needs in a less restrictive environment.

Who Should Consider IOP?

While IOP treatment may not be best solution for every individual, it's a highly effective method for those that do seek treatment for addiction or mental health challenges. Intensive Outpatient Program is ideal for patients that do not require detoxification, can provide their own transportation to and from therapy sessions, or those who still need to work or care for children or other family members at home while receiving treatment.


What's the Goal of IOP?

Individuals that receive help through intensive outpatient therapy are encouraged to regularly attend meetings through support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (AA). In all IOP cases, a patient will implement a plan for developing and executing better coping and communication skills that will result in ongoing behavioral changes. For patients struggling with drug or alcohol abuse, IOP will also help the patient create and foster a safer, more stable living environment that will reduce or eliminate temptations and the likelihood of a possible relapse.


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Fri: 9AM - 2PM
Sat and Sun: Closed

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