Intensive Outpatient Program

The Intensive Outpatient Program is designed for Adult patients who need organized treatment services, and are able to do this within the context of their usual environment. This program combines the benefits of intensive care with the flexibility of outpatient hours.  IOP is an ideal level of mental health treatment for adults struggling with symptoms of mental illness that are interfering with their daily living, and are not manageable in weekly therapy or medication management.  Patients participate in group programming, while working on an individualized treatment plan.  Treatment is supported by a multi-disciplinary team including Psychiatrists, Therapists, and Social Workers.

Potential patients for IOP first go through an Admissions Diagnostic Assessment.  This assessment identifies the treatment modalities that could be most beneficial in treatment.  PrairieCare Medical Group IOP offers multiple tracks of therapeutic programming including the treatment modalities of: Adapted Dialectical Behavior Therapy (A-DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, and therapy integrating the needs of those living with mental illness and chemical dependency.

Adult IOP Hours

8:45am – 12:00pm or 12:45pm – 4:00pm
Monday – Friday, or three days a week, varies by program

  • Length of stay

    Averages 24-27 treatment days


    Brooklyn Park


Specialized IOP tracks:

Services are provided by the following professionals:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Advanced Practice Nurses
  • Psychologists
  • Therapists
  • Social Workers
  • Nurses

Treatment is provided through the following ways:

  • Psychiatric Medication Management
  • Psychoeducation
  • Group and Individual Therapy
  • Skills Building
  • Symptom Management
  • Spirituality


Example Daily IOP Schedule

Morning Track

10:30Process Group

Afternoon Track

2:30Process Group