34 Maple St. Norwalk, CT 06856
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Intensive Outpatient and Partial Hospital Programs

For people who need a deeper level of care but are well enough to continue living at home, Norwalk Hospital offers Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) and Partial Hospital Programs (PHP) that provide:

  • Intensive treatment for adults who live in the community, either independently or in a supported residence.
  • Time-limited, active treatment.
  • Multidisciplinary care, including psychiatrists, nurses, social workers and specialized therapists.
  • Groups and individual services.

Specialized tracks include:

Acute Mental Health

Providing intensive support for patients transitioning from inpatient hospitalization to community living, the Adult Intensive Outpatient Mental Health program meets four days a week, with three groups per day. The average length of participation is three to four weeks.

We develop individualized treatment plans for each participant, with the goal of reducing symptoms, exploration of the psychological factors that contribute to the current illness, development of more effective coping skills, and education to increase awareness and understanding of psychiatric illnesses.  Services also include psychiatric consultation and evaluation, and medication management and case management to ensure connection with community resources.

Behavioral Health

The Behavioral Health program uses an educational approach, with classroom-style instruction based on reducing symptoms through the use of medication and knowledge of recovery.

The program meets three days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday; 9:30 am – 12:30 pm) with three groups per day: Symptom Management, Stress Management and Relapse Prevention. Individualized treatment plans are available, including meetings with the doctor at least every two weeks for medication management.  Services also include psychiatric consultation and evaluation, and medication management and case management to ensure connection with community resources.

Dual Diagnosis Intensive Outpatient Program

Meeting three days a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 9 am – noon), the Dual Diagnosis Intensive Outpatient program focuses on helping people gain and maintain sobriety and psychiatric stabilization. The program includes group therapy and education on various mental health diagnoses and their symptoms.

Topics include the disease of addiction, its progression, and its effect on family members; the interrelationship between mental illness and addiction; an overview of cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy, etc. Services also include psychiatric consultation and evaluation, and medication management; case management to ensure connection with community resources; and information regarding self-help groups (AA, NA, DDA, Alanon).

Substance Abuse Evening IOP

Meeting four evenings per week, this program is designed to accommodate work schedules and promote sober living, based on a 12-step and motivational interviewing approach. Services also include psychiatric consultation and evaluation, and medication management; case management to ensure connection with community resources; and information regarding self-help groups (AA, NA, DDA, Alanon).

Behavioral Health