Behavioral Health Outpatient Services

St. Joseph Hospital Orange

2258.4 miles away
Mon - Fri: 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Behavioral Health Outpatient Services

St. Joseph Hospital Orange

Mon - Fri: 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.

As part of our Behavioral Health Services, individuals who do not require 24-hour treatment for psychiatric problems and/or issues with chemical dependency can receive additional support from St. Joseph Hospital. With a full range of psychiatric services, our program offers outpatient treatment for individuals 18 years or older.

St. Joseph Hospital offers various programs and tracks to assist patients with psychiatric needs.

Outpatient programs and services

  • Partial Hospital Program (PHP)
    • Open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the PHP offers treatment for individuals with a psychiatric or co-occurring psychiatric and chemical dependence problem on an outpatient basis.
  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
    • Designed for patients who do not require intensive treatment, the IOP provides treatment for the same psychiatric or co-occurring treatment needs as the more intensive Inpatient and Partial Hospital programs in a three-hour per day structure.
  • TMS Therapy for major depressive disorder
    • Proven to be a safe and effective treatment to help patients achieve long term remission from major depressive disorder, TMS Therapy is FDA-approved for patients with MDD who have not been able to regain their quality of life from talk and/or medication therapies alone.
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
    • ECT is a procedure that uses electricity to create chemical changes in the brain that can treat severe depression and other mental illnesses. This procedure is administered by highly qualified and specially trained psychiatrists.
  • Psychosocial Interventions for Medical Issues
    • For a person afflicted with a serious medical condition, illness can trigger emotional or psychological issues. This program is designed to support individuals with a variety of medical concerns, such as cancer, renal problems, diabetes, heart disease, chronic pain and surgical issues. On the days an individual attends the program, he or she will attend three group sessions, or a longer day with six therapy groups if needed. Families are included in the treatment.

In addition to generally psychiatric and co-occurring treatment programs, specialty tracks are also offered as Outpatient Services. These specialty tracks include education and treatment focused on the specific needs of individuals who suffer from:

  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Dual Diagnosis (co-occurring psychiatric and chemical dependency)
  • Postpartum Depression (New Mothers with Maternal Depression Program)

Patients may be admitted to the program after a brief face-to-face assessment interview if they experience symptoms that interfere with major obligations but do not require 24-hour care. These symptoms include intense mood swings, decreased concentration, increased stress or anxiety and other psychiatric issues. Other basic requirements for the program include:

  • Diagnosis with a major mental illness and the patient is willing to participate in active treatment
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Medically able to participate in treatment
  • Willingness to be admitted voluntarily by an attending psychiatrist

Patients who may require restraints or seclusion, or who are non-compliant with treatment, are not appropriate for the partial program.

Dedicated to ongoing support for patients in need of psychiatric treatment, St. Joseph Hospital offers an Aftercare Support Group led by a licensed social worker. In each session, patients meet with others who are adjusting to life with a psychiatric diagnosis and explore new coping strategies for current life transitions. Topics discussed in the group include:

  • Self-esteem
  • Public perceptions of mental illness
  • Relationships
  • Anxiety
  • Career issues
  • Depression
  • Bipolar management
  • Grief
  • Finding value, meaning and purpose
  • Coping with toxic people
  • Personal growth
  • Life balance
  • Codependency
  • Self-care
  • Communication