Levels of care

After your initial assessment is complete, the Linden Oaks Behavioral Health care team will work with you to decide on the level of care that can best meet your needs and help you achieve your goals and return to your daily life and normal level of functioning.

Level of care means the intensity, complexity, structure and support provided in the treatment setting. In behavioral health, there are 3 main levels of care:

  • Inpatient
  • Outpatient which includes: Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), Medication Management/Psychiatry, Counseling, and Support Groups


Adolescents, adults and older adults who are experiencing severe, complex, rare and or chronic behavioral health issues such as depressionaddiction or an eating disorder may be referred to inpatient psychiatric treatment. These issues will be severely affecting their daily life and functioning in relationships, work/school and the community.

During inpatient treatment, the individual stays at Linden Oaks Behavioral Health and is closely cared for as we work toward long-term recovery. Each day includes time with therapists, psychiatrists and other mental health associates in a structured environment with safety monitoring. Treatment may also include group-based programming and family therapy.

Linden Oaks inpatient units:  
Adolescent Mental Health - Adolescents 12 - 18 yrs old
Middle School and High School Tracks
Adult Mental Health - Adults 18+
Adult Special Intensity Unit - Adults 18+
Safe, structured environment designed to reduce external stimulation for those experiencing acute and severe psychiatric symptoms.
Chemical Dependency/Detox Unit - Adults 18+
Eating Disorder Unit - Adolescents 12 - 18 yrs old and Adults 18+
Adults and Adolescent Tracks
Geriatric Unit - Seniors 65+

Outpatient: Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) - 5 - 6 hours

Structured 5 - 6 hour program schedule involving group, individual and family therapy to address mental health, substance misuse and/or eating disorder issues.

Outpatient: Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) - 3 - 3.5 hours

Similar to PHP, this 3 - 3.5 hr program utilizes individual, group and family therapy moving individuals toward their goals and normal daily routines.

Outpatient: Medication Management/Psychiatry

The psychiatrists, advanced practice nurses and physician assistants at Linden Oaks Medical Group manage and regulate medication for individuals requiring psychiatric medication. Individuals typically have sessions weekly or monthly depending on symptoms and need. 

Outpatient: Counseling

Linden Oaks works in partnership with local outpatient therapy providers as well as the counselors/therapists of Linden Oaks Medical Group. Individuals typically have sessions weekly or monthly depending on symptoms and need. 

Outpatient: Support Groups

Ongoing care is the key to long-term recovery. Linden Oaks works in partnership with multiple local support groups for ongoing recovery. Learn more about support groups hosted at our sites.

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