Older Adult Intensive Outpatient Program

The UCSF Older Adult Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is designed to evaluate and treat older adults with moderate to severe mental health issues that interfere with their usual level of functioning. We provide comprehensive evaluation, intensive group therapy, and post-treatment planning for older adult patients who require more support than would be available in a routine outpatient therapy setting.

The program is designed to address challenges that often arise for those in their later years such as coping with physical illness and adjusting to the loss of work, relationships, or independence. Our team is trained to treat a variety of mental health concerns for those in this age group including depression, anxiety, and other conditions.

Once enrolled in the program each patient is assigned to a therapist who evaluates their treatment needs, works with them to develop a personalized treatment plan, and assists with post-treatment planning. Each patient is also assigned to a psychiatrist who evaluates their medications and works to optimize the medication regimen.

The expected duration of the program is 6 weeks. Patients attend 3 days per week, for 3 hours per day (9 AM to 12 PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays), in person at the Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital site (401 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco).

Following completion of the program, participants typically transition back to their established outpatient mental health providers, or they may be referred to other services.

If you are interested in enrolling in the UCSF Older Adult IOP, please contact us at (415) 476-7400. We answer and return calls Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays.