OPI Levels of Treatment for Young Adults

The overall OPI program is designed to provide the right level of structure and care needed for each participant. OPI’s three uniquely structured program levels give the ability to identify the best immediate solution and allow room for change and growth over time.

When participants in OPI Intensive and OPI Standard complete their program, they have the opportunity to continue in OPI’s subsequent level of programming. Each program completed is another step towards healing and independence.

Beginning on Day One in our OPI Living Programs, we construct a highly individualized treatment plan for each participant, refining goals and objectives that change as he/she grows and develops. This continues throughout the program from Phase One through Phase Two, After Care and Outpatient Services.

In this way, each participant’s individualized program reinforces new goals as well as old ones, helping our young adults develop the balanced and fulfilling life they are searching for.

Every Service Matches Participant Growth

OPI offers a wide spectrum of services. Whether it is therapeutic, educational, vocational or recreational, each service focuses on helping the participant cope with the anxiety associated with making good choices and persevering while gaining independent living skills and learning to make good decisions as they move forward toward the goals they have set.

Our internal step-down process allows our treatment teams, working in conjunction with parents and participants, to continually re-assess each participant as they work toward their goals, evaluating developmental gains and degrees of responsibility attained in order to help him/her achieve a gradual reduction in levels of supervision and greater independence.

In this way, OPI prepares the participant to begin functioning more independently either by:

  • leaving OPI and moving on to continue either work or academic commitments, or,
  • utilizing further OPI support in the form of our AfterCare Program and/or outpatient psychotherapy or the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP).

Three Month Increments

OPI’s fee structure is based on a quarterly billing system. OPI participants begin in either OPI Intensive which is more structured or in OPI Standard which provides an environment for independent living. Here they are introduced to our program and we become familiar with their needs and desires. Participants usually stay three months in OPI Intensive, but the length of time can be shorter or longer, depending on growth and development.

With mutual consent from Parents/sponsors and OPI, participants then continue in our OPI Standard three-month segments. OPI Standard is less structured than OPI Intensive since our goal is to help young adults learn to make wise decisions, persevere at tasks and eventually become independent.

After Care and Outpatient

If everyone agrees it is appropriate, participants may then move to our Aftercare Program (billed in 2-month segments) or to our Outpatient Services Program.

In our Aftercare phase, they are one step more independent. We help them find their own apartment nearby (they often share with another participant who is at that stage). They are responsible for their own room and board while still participating in all OPI services. They still have their own therapist/case manager and maintain all relationships that they have developed.

It is important to note that our menu of OPI phases is flexible because it reflects the needs of each participant at their present level of maturity, responsibility and independence.

We are fortunate to have many participants continue with us in our Outpatient Program. Here, participants live nearby and are in school fulltime or have a full time job. They come in to OPI offices only for special activities or individual or group psychotherapy while continuing to complete the goals they set here.

Payment Options

OPI Outpatient Program provides a menu of services and different payment options.

Payment options at OPI include check, credit card or wire transfer. Tuition is payable upon admission. Packages are recommended for Outpatient participants.

OPI is considered private pay and does not currently work with insurance, medicare, or a sliding scale. OPI is in-network with Aetna for IOP/outpatient services only, excluding psychiatric care.

Generally, insurance companies do not cover programs such as OPI although we have seen some exceptions. OPI is accredited by JCAHO which may assist parents in obtaining some reimbursement from their insurance carriers. You may be able to recoup some the cost of the individual and group therapy sessions.  Although we make no guarantees, as a courtesy OPI will provide a coded invoice specifically for these services in a format that you may use to submit to your insurance carrier.  We recommend you contact your insurance company to find out your plan benefit and coverage as well as limits for mental health.

Some helpful questions may be:

1.    Does my plan cover any out of network mental health providers?
2.    What is the dollar and number limit for psychotherapy sessions covered under my plan in a year?
3.    What information do I need to obtain from OPI to make the reimbursement process as smooth as possible?

Reach out to our Admissions department at 866.661.3982 or by using this Contact Form to learn more.