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 Treatment Programs

Center For Discovery

Eating Disorder | Mental Health
Treatment Levels of Care

Center For Discovery has been dedicated to providing successful treatment for years, and over that time we have developed a treatment model that has helped us create a legacy of success throughout the different levels of care. Our programs allow for one-of-a-kind treatment to be provided to every client, supporting their healing, growth, and recovery. At Center For Discovery, we know that treatment is not only about the diagnosed issues, it is about the contributing factors that underlie those conditions. We understand that while the symptoms may be similar, the underlying factors are unique to each of our clients. All clients are personally involved in creating their treatment program and treatment is highly individualized to address the specific underlying issues of each client using specialized therapies for eating disorders, mental health, and substance abuse, no matter what the level of care.  Whether it is around-the-clock care at our residential treatment centers, or treatment scheduled around your schedule at our intensive outpatient programs, Center For Discovery will create the best environment for your recovery. 

Eating Disorder 
 Mental Health
Treatment Levels of Care

Center For Discovery has been dedicated to providing successful treatment for years, and over that time we have developed a treatment model that has helped us create a legacy of success throughout the different levels of care. Our programs allow for one-of-a-kind treatment to be provided to every client, supporting their healing, growth, and recovery. At Center For Discovery, we know that treatment is not only about the diagnosed issues, it is about the contributing factors that underlie those conditions. We understand that while the symptoms may be similar, the underlying factors are unique to each of our clients. All clients are personally involved in creating their treatment program and treatment is highly individualized to address the specific underlying issues of each client using specialized therapies for eating disorders, mental health, and substance abuse, no matter what the level of care.  Whether it is around-the-clock care at our residential treatment centers, or treatment scheduled around your schedule at our intensive outpatient programs, Center For Discovery will create the best environment for your recovery. 

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Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP)

  • Intensive Outpatient Programs typically involve afternoon or evening involvement, and include several hours per day, a minimum of three times per week.
  • IOP usually includes several groups, nutritional counseling, and individual and family therapy.
  • Intensive outpatient programs with often also have groups for families, which is crucial for helping families find support and raise awareness.
  • This level of care is not appropriate if a client not medically stable, or motivated to get better.

Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP)

  • Partial Hospitalization Programs also referred to as “Day Treatment,” typically meet during the day for a minimum of 6 hours per day 5-7 days per week which allows the client to practice their skills in the evenings and weekends.
  • As with other levels of outpatient treatment, participation in partial hospitalization requires a degree of motivation to get better, the ability to reach out and ask for help, and an ability to use skills as needed.
  • Partial hospitalization or day treatment is not appropriate if a client is not medically stable or the behaviors cannot be managed in this setting. For example, if a client typically waits until everyone is asleep before purging or binging and purging, then partial hospitalization may not be appropriate.

Residential Treatment Centers (RTC)

  • Residential treatment offers around the clock supervision and support in a highly structured and nurturing environment. Residential treatment involves intensive individual, group, milieu, and family therapy while facilitating resources and community involvement for life after treatment.
  • Residential treatment offers opportunities such as restaurant outings, grocery shopping, and passes with family to test out their skills.
  • This level of care is not appropriate if a client is not medically stable or has demonstrated that they can successfully manage their behaviors and attitudes in a lower level of care.

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Overview of the Five Different Levels of Care (IP, RTC, PHP, IOP, OP)

The appropriate level of care, whether an individual is diagnosed with an eating disorder, substance abuse disorder or mental health disorder is generally established by a treatment professional who takes the time to interview the individual and gain a thorough understanding of his or her disorder. Providing the most accurate level of care can help the individual gain the best treatment available at the most affordable cost while preventing any potential serious complications such as overdose or suicide. There are five different levels of care known as inpatient (IP), residential treatment care (RTC), partial hospitalization (PHP), intensive outpatient (IOP) and outpatient care (OP) and these levels are ordered from the most intense level of care to least intense level care and are assigned due to the seriousness of the disorder at hand. 

Inpatient care

Inpatient treatment is the highest level of care provided and utilizes 24-hour skilled nursing care in order to ensure the safety of the individual. The acute inpatient level of care is recommended for individuals who are medically unstable (eg. low heart rate, electrolyte imbalance, cardiac events, orthostatic vitals) or psychiatrically unstable (eg. suicidal and unable to contract for safety, suicidality with intent to do harm, intent to do harm to others). Depending on acuity, inpatient stays are typically a few days to one-two weeks. Once the individual has been stabilized aftercare is coordinated for a lower level of care.  

Residential treatment

Residential treatment is one step below an inpatient hospital setting and also provides 24-hour a day monitoring in what is often referred to as a "sub-acute facility." Residential treatment allows for the opportunity to  provide monitoring, diagnostic services, and treatment to individuals who are experiencing severe symptoms that significantly impair their day to day functioning. Individuals in residential treatment receive intensive treatment typically 30-35 groups per week, seven individual sessions per week (3-4 individual therapy sessions with primary therapist, dietary consult, and individual consultations with the program psychiatrist and physician), and weekly family treatment where anyone from the client's primary social support system is encouraged to participate. The typical length of stay is 30-60 days. 

Partial hospitalization

Partial hospitalization treatment, otherwise known as day treatment, is a time-limited, intensive treatment typically four-eight hours per day, three-seven days per week. This level of care is appropriate for someone that lives within proximity to these programs and whose symptoms and behaviors do not require more structured support and/or interventions in the evening or night. For example, a teen who is sneaking out in the middle of the night engaging in high-risk behaviors may not be appropriate for day treatment. Similarly, an individual who is binging and purging at night may also not be appropriate for partial hospitalization or day treatment. Partial day treatment programs include multiple group therapy sessions per week, individual therapy, consultation with a psychiatrist and medication monitoring, and family therapy or sessions with the clients primary support system. The length of stay averages anywhere from two-twelve weeks. 

Intensive outpatient treatment

A typical intensive outpatient treatment program (IOP) requires individuals to have at least nine hours of therapy per week, which is usually a combination of group or individual therapy. In general these nine hours of treatment are divided up into three-hour sessions three evenings to five evening a week for 12-16 weeks duration. Once this 12-16 week program is successfully completed, the individual may step down into a "maintenance" therapy group on a regular outpatient basis that may meet once per week. The average group size for a mental health intensive outpatient treatment program is eight-15 individuals. Just like any other level of care, a highly qualified clinician performs a thorough individual screening and assessment to evaluate whether intensive outpatient care is appropriate or if a higher-level of care is needed.

Outpatient treatment

Outpatient treatment is considered the lowest level of care and offered once a week on average. There is wide variety in the types of outpatient settings and they all involve office visits with no overnight stay. Some are based in community mental health centers whereas others are located in hospitals or outpatient clinics. 

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