Intensive outpatient program (IOP)

Pearl Health Clinic offers Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) for Adolescents (ages 13-17).

  • IOP allows individuals to receive intensive treatment without hospitalization.
  • Group therapy is the main IOP intervention. Weekly individual and/or family therapy, regular medication review, and case management are also included.
  • 6-9 total hours of services per week for Adolescents(hours are based upon insurance requirements/patient needs). Groups meet 4pm-7pm every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
  • The typical IOP admission lasts 10 to 12 weeks
  • IOP space is limited to 10 Adolescents at a time


  • Intensive group therapy is necessary to learn healthy coping skills and confront core issues with support from licensed professionals and a positive peer group
  • Multiple mental health services per week are necessary to prevent deterioration
  • Symptoms or functioning have worsened or haven’t improved despite traditional intensity outpatient treatment
  • Feeling overwhelmed and/or hopeless
  • Frequent thoughts of death or suicide without intent to act on the thoughts
  • Recently received crisis services or visited ER for mental health crisis
  • Discharged from a psychiatric hospital


Pearl Health’s IOP is not appropriate for individuals with significant substance use problems, acute risk of serious harm to self/harm to others, history of victimizing others, and/or behaviors or conditions which prevent active participation in group therapy or other IOP services.


New Patients: Visit WWW.PEARLHEALTH.ORG/NEW-CLIENTS or call our Client Care department at (208) 346-7500 for assistance.

Providers: Fax referral information to (208) 346-7501

IOP Questions? Call or email Tiffini Aicher – (208) 346-7500 ext. 402



  • Complete admission screening and treatment planning with PHC staff
  • Commitment to recovery: consistent attendance and participation in all IOP services is required
  • Patients will transfer mental health services to Pearl Health Client during IOP admission; return to preferred providers at discharge


  • Cristina Sanchez-Jaquez, MD Board Certified Psychiatrist
  • Jennifer Kerner, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
  • Daniel McGrath, Licensed Psychologist