Palo Alto’s First Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for Teens to Open May 8th

CHC IOP Accepting Inquiries Now

–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#IOP–Children’s Health Council:

WHO: Children’s Health Council’s (CHC) IOP fills a critical gap
in mental health services between weekly outpatient therapy and
hospitalization for high school teens (ages 14-18) struggling with
moderate to severe anxiety and depression.

WHAT: This alert updates CHC’s
2/14/17 IOP Press Release
to announce the May 8, 2017 start date
of Palo Alto’s first IOP, and that CHC is accepting referrals now.

Previously, to find a similar level of care, teens had to travel to
Mountain View or San Carlos, and a shortage of space could leave teens
at risk during a vulnerable time. CHC’s Palo Alto-based IOP adds
much-needed capacity as well as local accessibility so teens can
continue school and daily routines. The 12-week program will serve up to
eight high school teens at a time, ages 14-18, and run for 4
days/week from 3:00-6:15 pm. Admission is rolling: the IOP accepts teens
if slots become available prior to the completion of a 12-week cycle.

The IOP features evidence-based interventions: DBT including
mindfulness, coping and problem solving skills training, seasoned,
licensed clinicians who specialize in working with teens, individual,
group and family therapy, adolescent psychiatry and medication
management. Physician referral is not required. CHC will work with
families to cover the cost of the IOP through insurance or financial
aid, as appropriate.

WHY: To provide intensive clinical services, close to home, for
teens experiencing significant anxiety and depression who need more
support than traditional, weekly outpatient therapy. The goals of the
IOP are to help teens realize a life worth living: a significant
reduction in symptoms of anxiety and depression; reduction of unsafe
thoughts and behaviors; and improvements across all areas of life:
academics, friendships, family dynamics, managing emotions and coping
with stress.

WHEN: Accepting calls now. First IOP cycle begins May 8, 2017,
with rolling admissions.

WHERE: CHC Center, 650 Clark Way, Palo Alto, CA 94304

INQUIRIES: Call: 650-688-3625 or email:

CHC 2/14/17 IOP Announcement:


Children’s Health Council
Micaelia Randolph, 707-933-7332
Wolters, 650-867-7929