Emergency Department

202 S. Park St.
Madison, WI 53715

43 min Average

Intensive Outpatient Services (IOS) 

IOS offers treatment for adolescents who are struggling with a primary mental health diagnosis but do not require an inpatient hospitalization. Common diagnostic categories include depressive disorders and anxiety disorders. 

IOS is not able to treat individuals with a primary diagnosis of an Eating Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Schizophrenia, OCD or those with a diagnosis of a Substance Use Disorder. 

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 | 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Closed on Weekends and Holidays 

  • Tween Group (Ages 12-14) 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

  • Teen Group (Ages 15-18) 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 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.

2020 IOS DHS Program and Outcome Annual Review.pdf