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