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Behavioral Health Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

The UI Health Behavioral Health Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is an intensive outpatient psychiatric program. Our goal is to provide the support and services necessary for people to achieve their highest level of wellness.

Our program is here to help and serve people in their recovery through offering a supportive environment, daily structure, skill building groups and psychotherapy.

Our Team

This intensive outpatient program is led by an impressive team of experts in mental health. You'll benefit from the expertise of these experienced team members:

  • Adriana Magana, Administrative Clerk
  • Stephen Pesanti MD, MBA, Medical Director
  • Erin Tobin, MSW, LCSW, Program Manager
  • Allison Anich, MSW, LCSW
  • Benoy George, DNP, APRN, PMHNP, LCPC
  • Diana Morales, MSW, LCSW, CADC 

Program Goals

  • Provide the services and support necessary for for individuals to achieve their highest level of wellness to achieve their highest level of wellness
  • Provide therapeutic, social, and recreational opportunities
  • Aid life-skills development
  • Promote achievement of individual mental health goals
  • Strengthen feelings of self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Engage with families as appropriate
  • Provide connections to other agencies and resources as needed 

Progam Services

Our program provides therapeutic, social and recreational opportunities to enable individuals to achieve their mental health goals

Some examples of our groups include:

  • Anger Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Leisure Skills
  • Symptom Management
  • Communication Skills
  • Expressive Therapies
  • Medication and Health Education
  • Recovery Skills
  • Stress Management
  • Positive Reflections

Learn more about our groups.

Some examples of good reasons to consider our program:

-An individual is experiencing depression, anxiety or other mood disorders

-An individual has been recently hospitalized for psychiatric symptoms

-An individual is having a difficult time managing school or work due to psychiatric symptoms

-An individual is struggling to get out of bed, to socialize and to engage in activities that they used to enjoy

-An individual is not able to sustain progress in stabilizing their symptoms with their current level of care

Additional Services Offered:

  • Brief Individual Therapy
  • Case Management
  • Family Interventions
  • Linkage and referral

Program Attendence

Individuals are expected to attend the program between 3 to 4 days a week. Accommodations can be discussed for people managing a school or work schedule, for doctor appointments, and childcare needs. The amount of time people spend in the program will depend on their treatment plan and insurance coverage.

Participants of our program meet individually on a weekly basis with a primary coordinator who works with them on their goals for treatment and a discharge plan, which includes follow-up care and setting goals for their plans upon discharge from the program.

Accepted Insurance

  • Blue Cross Community MMAI
  • Campus Care
  • County Care
  • Harmony
  • Illinicare
  • Meridian
  • Molina
  • Next Level
  • Aetna
  • BCBS PPO
  • BCBS HMO IL

Contact Us

UI Health Behavioral Health IOP
912 S. Wood St., South Tower, 7th floor
Chicago, IL, 60612
Directions

Phone: 312.996.9986
Fax: 312.996.9517

For Psychiatric Emergency:

If you are experiencing a psychiatric emergency call 911 or the Urgent Intervention Team at UI Health (UIT) at 312.996.2242 pager 3927.

For Patient Referrals 

To make a referral, please call the Behavioral Health Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at 312.996.1065, or complete this referral form (.doc).