The Intensive Outpatient Program for Adults (IOPA) is part of the continuum of services offered in the Adult Outpatient Program (AOP). When a patient needs more support and treatment than is generally available in a traditional outpatient mental health setting, a referral may be made to this program.Download brochure
A team of licensed mental health professionals provide short-term, urgent psychiatric treatment for patients who are able to function safely while they continue to live in the community. Patients attend the program every morning, Monday through Friday. A typical treatment day consists of three groups for symptom reduction and management. The groups are influenced by CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) & DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) with an emphasis on skills training. Patients also receive weekly individual psychotherapy sessions with an IOPA therapist and weekly medication reviews by the IOPA nurse practitioner or psychiatrist. Transportation assistance can be provided to and from the program daily, depending upon distance. When discharged, usually in about a month, most patients return to their former outpatient therapist, empowered with the skills to better manage their symptoms.
IOPA is staffed by a nurse practitioner/psychiatrist, licensed social work/mental health therapists, and a rehabilitation therapist.
Various insurances are accepted, including Medical Assistance, Medicare, and some private insurance which authorize intensive outpatient psychiatric treatment. Insurance coverage will be verified prior to your first appointment.
Manager: Hector Opulencia, LCPC
Intensive Outpatient Program for Adults (IOPA)
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
5200 Eastern Avenue, Mason Lord Building East Tower, 3rd floor
Baltimore Maryland 21224
DIRECTIONS to the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center