Mercy Hospital St. Louis offers intensive outpatient programs (IOP) at our Edgewood behavioral health center for both adults and adolescents struggling with their mental health, coping responses to life stressors, and/or co-occurring substance use issues. IOP can serve as an alternative to inpatient psychiatric hospitalization or can be a step down from inpatient psychiatric hospitalization. Services are covered by most commercial insurance providers with an average length of stay of four to five weeks.
Our IOP programs in St. Louis are intended to help those we serve better understand their illness, develop adaptive coping skills, and function at their best in their everyday lives. They are designed as an intensive level of care and require a commitment from patients of three days per week.
*Adolescent IOP services may include patients aged 18 who are still in high school
Our IOP programs require patients with the following criteria:
For more information or to refer someone for an evaluation, please call our Behavioral Health Hub at 314-251-0555.
The IOP for adolescents at our Edgewood location is a St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund (CSF) recipient. Since 2010, CSF has invested over $350 million to provide behavioral health & substance use treatment services. Eligible adolescents who are also St. Louis County residents may receive support through the CSF Core Funding Award. Learn more
Mercy’s East Region Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) has four program locations to best be able to serve our community: Edgewood, South, Washington and Jefferson. Patients must call their scheduled location if unable to attend a scheduled appointment.
At Mercy, we offer comprehensive IOP services to diagnose and treat a full range of conditions, including:
At Mercy, we offer comprehensive testing services to diagnose mental & behavioral conditions, including:
At Mercy, we offer compassionate care for a variety of treatment services, including:
Free confidential evaluations for anyone who has a concern about a psychiatric, behavioral or addictive disorder are available 24 hours a day at 314-251-0555.