Mercy Intensive Outpatient Behavioral Health - Jefferson

Behavioral Health
1420 Highway 61 South
Festus, MO 63028

Phone: (636) 933-1231
Fax: (636) 933-2946
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Intensive Outpatient Behavioral Health Programs

Mercy Hospital Jefferson offers intensive day treatment programs for patients suffering from mental health and substance use disorders. This is an intermediate level of care designed to alleviate symptoms of mental illness, promote recovery and restore the patient’s ability to function.

Our program can serve as an alternative to inpatient care for some patients, or as a step-down from an inpatient psychiatric hospitalization. Our services are offered during the week, Monday - Friday.

Treatment services are provided by Board Certified Psychiatrists and other clinical staff. For more information or to refer someone for an evaluation, please call our IOP department: 636-933-1231.

Adult Services

We offer comprehensive intensive outpatient programs for adults age 18+.

  • Adult Mental Health Program: focuses on treatment of various emotional and behavioral disturbances such as depression, anxiety, trauma and other issues
  • Adult Dual Diagnosis/Addiction Program: focuses on treatment for patients with addiction and/or mental health issues

We provide:

  • A comprehensive assessment and diagnosis
  • Individual, group and family therapy
  • Psychiatric evaluation and medication management
  • Family support services, including referrals for helpful resources and financial assistance

Adolescent Services 

Our adolescent program includes group and individual therapy for children ages 12-17. Our providers work with the child, their parents or guardians, school and other applicable agencies to develop treatment goals. The program addresses mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, anger low self-esteem, conflict, academic difficulties, self-injurious behavior and more. 

All patients receive 20-25 hours of intensive therapy each week during the day. The length of the treatment is determined by each child’s need. 

Who qualifies for this program?

Our programs are for patients with the following criteria:

  • Requiring a higher level of care than traditional outpatient therapy
  • Moderate to severe symptoms of depression, anxiety and other mood disorders
  • Inability to function (work, family, relationships or school) related to symptoms of mental illness
  • Compulsive use of mood-altering substances, alcohol, illicit or prescription drugs associated with negative consequences (family, work, legal, etc.)
  • Post inpatient stay for on-going stabilization, support and structure

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.

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