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Do I Need Virtual PHP or Virtual IOP Services?

Finding a treatment center near you might be a challenge. Finding time to visit the facility might be a challenge as well… Traffic, personal & business commitments, COVID-19 spread creates difficulties for the in-person visits. Virtual therapy (otherwise known as Telehealth, Telemedicine, online care, or online counseling) may be the mental health or addiction treatment you’ve been looking for.

We at Overland IOP & PHP continue to hear from many patients about their difficulties in tolerating this uncertainty and how it increases depression, anxiety, and related symptoms. Like Overland IOP& PHP, nearly all outpatient treatment centers have adapted their treatment to a virtual model. Outpatient care, whether virtual or “in-person,” has proved valuable for many patients. However, it might not be sufficient for everyone.

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What Is Virtual PHP?

Patients tend to enter into PHP after completing their detoxification or inpatient treatment directly. In most cases, PHP requires the patient to be available for treatment on a daily basis. The main difference is that more of the patient’s time is required each day compared to the IOP. PHP programs usually last about 5-6 hours per day, 3-5 days per week.

PHP programs have significant amounts of individual and group therapy where they are taught better coping mechanisms to deal with their stress as alternatives to turning to alcohol and drug abuse for solace or self-medication. It is with regard that PHP is sometimes referred to as day- treatment, to capture the idea that a patient will be receiving care on a nearly full-time basis during the day and allowed to go home in the evenings.

Overland IOP & PHP has been providing virtual PHP services via ZOOM, a HIPAA compliant secure video conferencing service.

Do I need Virtual PHP?

Virtual PHP Program, while through a different medium, is designed to directly mirror in-person treatment. The program runs for the same hours, involves the same treatment team approach and customized approach to treatment. We at Overland IOP & PHP use the same interactive group formats, utilize the same materials, and evaluate the progress the same way as we do in-person. Since opening our virtual online programs, we have received feedback from staff and patients on the effectiveness of this model.

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What Is Virtual IOP?

IOP programs are meant for people who are not in need of inpatient treatment and have moderate to mild symptoms. Therefore IOP programs are mostly recommended as a subsequent stage for patients who have left the inpatient facility or are stepping down from the more intensive PHP given that the symptoms identified and monitored are under control, implying that you might only be in need of support structure. IOP allows you to adhere to your treatment program after regaining the confidence to begin a new sober life, with just the right amount of support. Many IOP –affiliate programs encourage participants to engage in a 12-step program to help streamline their path to sobriety. Your insurance cover limits also play a vital role in determining the extent of IOP. IOP programs usually last approximately 3-4 hours per day, 3-5 days a week.

Overland IOP & PHP has been providing virtual IOP services via ZOOM, a HIPAA compliant secure video conferencing service.

Do I need Virtual IOP?

Virtual IOP Program, while through a different medium, is designed to directly mirror in-person treatment. The program runs for the same hours, involves the same treatment team approach and customized approach to treatment. We at Overland IOP & PHP use the same interactive group formats, utilize the same materials, and evaluate the progress the same way as we do in-person. Since opening our virtual online programs, we have received feedback from staff and patients on the effectiveness of this model.

Sometimes people may ask why their IOP or PHP program is not working. Is it that the psychiatrist/therapist incompetent? Often, the answer to this question is that the symptoms of the person receiving care are too severe for the level of care that they are engaging with.

At Overland, we provide individual therapy, group therapytelehealthcase monitoringsolution-focused brief therapybehavioral therapiesacceptance& commitment therapy,  medication management & psychodynamic therapy.

Contact Overland IOP today via phone, live chat, contact forms, or email! We work 24/7 and provide in-person, virtual care (telehealth services), and hybrid treatment plans. Our IOP and PHP programs offer morning, afternoon, or evening options. Start your treatment as soon as the same day!

If you need FREE help, please contact the National Helpline about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention, treatment, and recovery in English and Spanish.

Virtual PHP VS Virtual IOP?

While the recovery journey is different for every person, there are levels of treatment for each problem, depending on how severe the symptoms are:

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The difference between an IOP and a PHP is subtle but important. The program that’s right for you will depend on many factors, including whether you’ve been in treatment before and whether you have a strong support system at home. The most important difference between IOP and PHP is that:

  • PHP programs usually last about 5-6 hours per day, 3-5 days per week.
  • IOP programs usually last approximately 3-4 hours per day, 3-5 days a week.
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If you’ve been through inpatient treatment recently and you’re looking for the next step in your recovery journey, a PHP could be the ideal next step.

If you experience moderate mental health or addiction problems, IOP treatment might be sufficient as a first step on your recovery journey. 

Reading to discover the difference between PHP and IOP addiction treatment is important, but always consult with the doctor for an initial assessment, so that your physical and mental health situation can be effectively gauged.

IS Vetual IOP OR Vertual PHP PROGRAM RIGHT FOR YOU?

We leverage a HIPAA-compliant teleconferencing platform for both group and individual work. Our patients report that sometimes they forget that they are not in the same room with the rest of the group. Others find virtual IOP or virtual PHP to be more helpful for interaction given their symptoms or busy schedules. At Overland IOP & PHP we provide in-person, virtual care (telehealth services), and hybrid treatment plans. Our IOP and PHP programs offer morning, afternoon, or evening options. Start your treatment as soon as the same day!

Sometimes people may ask why their IOP or PHP program is not working. Is it that the psychiatrist/therapist incompetent? Often, the answer to this question is that the symptoms of the person receiving care are too severe for the level of care that they are engaging with.

Contact Overland IOP today via phone, live chat, contact forms, or email! We work 24/7 and provide in-person, virtual care (telehealth services), and hybrid treatment plans. Our IOP and PHP programs offer morning, afternoon, or evening options. Start your treatment as soon as the same day!

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Virtual PHP and Virtual IOP Programs at Overland

Overland is the top-rated mental health, addiction, and codependency treatment center in Los Angeles, California. We provide IOP, PHP programs and in-person, virtual care (telehealth services), hybrid treatment plans. Our mental health treatments include depression treatment, anxiety treatment, dual diagnosis treatment, PTSD treatment, personality disorder treatment, mood disorder treatment & complex trauma treatment. Our addiction treatments include alcohol addiction treatment, heroin addiction treatment, prescription drug treatment, meth treatment, cocaine treatment, sex addiction treatment & gambling addiction treatment. Contact Overland IOP today via phone, live chat, contact forms, or email! We work 24/7 and provide in-person, virtual care (telehealth services), and hybrid treatment plans. Our IOP and PHP programs offer morning, afternoon, or evening options. Start your treatment as soon as the same day!

Published: December 10, 2021

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