Intensive Outpatient Program

Our intensive outpatient program (IOP) is a step down from PHP or it can be a direct step into care from the community as well as an added support to traditional outpatient services. It is designed to help individuals who are either experiencing an increase in distressing symptoms and behaviors or for those who are not progressing in traditional outpatient services. Similar to PHP, IOP is a group therapy-based program that also incorporates individual and family therapy when clinically indicated. Programming is still evidence-based, structured, and intensive, but differs from PHP primarily in frequency and duration. Clients attend programming anywhere from three to five days per week for a minimum of three hours each day.

The comprehensive programming and added support foster meaningful improvement and creates a solid foundation before transitioning to community providers. In cases where an IOP client does not already have established community providers such as a therapist and psychiatrist, our treatment team will help to coordinate referrals and an aftercare plan that promotes ongoing recovery and maintenance of progress. Our IOP allows for treatment flexibility around class schedules, work or other obligations.

Day Virtual/Telehealth Intensive Outpatient Program

This convenient and COVID-safe treatment option mirrors the experience and support of our in-person client visit. This option provides all the benefits of IOP services while allowing participants to access care from the comfort, safety, and convenience of their own homes or other community locations. A detailed orientation and guidance for virtual programming participation are provided to all clients during admission to the MHIOP program.

Evening Virtual Intensive Outpatient Program

Evening programming is ideal for those that are working, in school, or unable to travel or attend treatment during the day. Online therapy for mental health disorders and eating disorders is proven to be as effective as in-person treatment if you choose the right program with a strong clinical team. Our experienced clinicians in Virginia now offer their impactful virtual intensive outpatient program level of care in the evenings throughout Richmond, Chesterfield, Petersburg, Henrico, Hanover and other neighboring locations.

Types of Mental Health Disorders Identified and Treated at Brightstarz Healthcare Services

We provide long-term recovery from substance abuse and addiction, dual diagnosis, and many other mental health disorders. We provide a supportive environment and partner with our clients and families to understand their specific issues and then design a customized treatment plan that meets their needs. Our goal is to help our clients achieve the self-awareness, self-reliance, and self-monitoring skills needed to live a more independent life after leaving treatment. At our facilities, we treat mental health disorders listed below.

Admission Process

At Brightstarz Health Services, we understand the sensitive nature that surrounds the admissions process. Our Admissions Team is available and dedicated to responding in a compassionate and timely manner to provide you with the help you need. The first step on the path to recovery is to contact the Admissions Team by phone or in person at 909 Hioaks Rd Richmond. During this call, our team will provide information about our outpatient programs and our admissions process. They can also schedule a free, confidential assessment with you, your family member, your friend, or your client via the phone. Our team will help determine if one of the Odyssey Outpatient Network facilities is the right fit and if not, our team will connect you to the care that best meets your needs.

Admissions Steps

 You’ll start by speaking with the Admissions Team at our 909 Hioask Rd location

  • They will complete an assessment which includes a review of the client’s personal info, medical history, etc. to determine if one our program is a fit.
  • The Admissions Team will then verify the client’s health insurance benefits as well as payment options.
  • We will then determine your admission date.
  • Upon arrival at our office, the client will be warmly welcomed by our staff who will conduct the intake.
  • After the intake is completed, the client’s recovery journey can begin.

Our goal is to make sure each client’s transition into treatment is smooth and hassle-free. We hope you will contact us and allow our Admissions Team to be your guide as you or your loved one start on this life-changing healing journey. Additionally, we value the relationships we have with our clinical partners and welcome referrals from physicians and clinicians. Community providers and professionals are encouraged to speak directly with our outpatient leadership with any questions regarding a potential referral.