Insurance and Costs
Another important factor to consider is covering the cost of treatment. Does the IOP program you’re looking into accept your insurance? Most outpatient programs accept major and national health insurance, and many offer . At Guardian IOP we work directly with regional providers in Florida and New Jersey as well as most major national providers, meaning some or all of our services are covered partially or in full. We offer additional coverage options for those who are underinsured or entirely uninsured, including self-pay and private pay options.
Case Management & FMLA Assistance
When looking into potential outpatient treatment options, it is a good idea to look for a program that offers case management services. A case manager fills many roles, from client advocate and main point of contact to aftercare planning and transitioning into a sober home, if doing so is determined to be the best course of action. Case managers also help clients work through FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) assistance, and any other federal laws which could potentially work in their favor.
Private vs Public Outpatient
When choosing an outpatient treatment program consider whether the program is privately run or state-funded. While state-funded IOP programs tend to be slightly more affordable (if you are paying out-of-pocket), they rarely offer individualized care, and tend to provide each client with the same standard treatment curriculum. Privately run treatment centers like Guardian IOP prioritize the unique needs of each individual client and offer a wide range of treatment services one would not find in a state-funded program.