Emergency Department

202 S. Park St.
Madison, WI 53715

9 min Average

Intensive Outpatient Services (IOS) 

IOS offers treatment for children and adolescents who are struggling with a primary mental health diagnosis but do not require an inpatient hospitalization. IOS operates using the HEALTH model, which allows participants and their families to improve overall wellness, increase community involvement, and gain important life skills.

Program Hours

Monday – Friday | 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Closed on Weekends and Holidays 

  • AM Group (Ages 12-14) 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

  • PM Group (Ages 15-18) 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Daily transportation is required for participants.

The IOS Team

Our treatment team includes board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrists, psychiatric
nurses, occupational and recreational therapists, psychotherapists, mental health specialists and certified teachers.

The HEALTH Model


Treatment Activities

We offer a variety of therapies based on the individual needs of each person:

  • One-on-one support and counseling
  • Case Management
  • Social skills enhancement, focused on managing emotions and developing mindfulness
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Educational programs
  • Occupational therapy
  • Recreational therapy
  • Exercise and movement activities
  • Family therapy sessions
  • Parent education and support sessions
  • Movement-based therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Medication management


The mental health and substance use disorder programs at UnityPoint Health – Meriter are
certified by The Joint Commission and by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services Division of Quality Assurance.