Frequently Asked Questions About Adult IOP

Can the patient drive to the IOP program?

Yes. Adults can drive themselves, or must arrange their own transportation, to and from programming.

Will my insurance cover IOP?

Many insurance plans will reimburse for IOP. The patient will be responsible for the payment of all services not covered by the patient’s insurance.

What is the referral/admission process?

  • Patients may be referred by outpatient provider or call for admission without a referral.
  • A referral form is available ( Click here to download form). This form can be faxed directly to HOPE Center North at (513) 204-3476.
  • Or, be prepared to give demographic and brief clinical information to HOPE Center North staff when calling (513) 536-0050.
  • Patients will then be contacted by staff to discuss benefits and to schedule the full intake assessment with the program coordinator.
  • With informed consent by the patient, referring parties will be notified of admission and any forthcoming recommendations.

Do you accept Medicaid?

Currently the Lindner Center of HOPE is not a Medicaid provider for adults.

Can I be dropped off earlier or picked up later than the published times?

IOP enrollees need to arrive on time and prepared to start the program . Transportation is the responsibility of the individual. Lindner Center of HOPE does not provide transportation services. Check in and check- out times are established 15 minutes prior to the start of the program, and 15 minutes after the program end time. Every effort should be made to arrive and depart within these guidelines.

How many IOP enrollees can be in the program at once?

The program can accommodate 12 enrollees at one time. The duration of the program is 6 weeks.

If the program is full, can I get on a waitlist?

Yes, we will provide a screening assessment, verify insurance coverage, record the request for services, and place you on a waiting list.

What criteria must a patient meet to be admitted to IOP?

Patients admitted to the Intensive Outpatient Program will meet the following criteria:

  • The person will have a primary addiction related diagnosis recognized by the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual.
  • The person will have at least one of the following criteria:
    • Manifests impairment in activities of daily living and in occupational functioning as outlined in the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual.
    • Demonstrates impairment in functioning manifested by a difficulty to provide for his/her needs.
    • Fails lesser level(s) of treatment.
  • The person is seeking admission on a voluntary basis.
  • The person is able to participate in the therapeutic process.
  • There is reasonable expectation that the presenting symptoms can be reduced or controlled.
  • When appropriate, the use of ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine) criteria for appropriate level of care will be utilized for admission.

What exclusion criteria exists for IOP?

Patients referred to the Intensive Outpatient Program will not be admitted if the following are present:

  • The person is in need of an inpatient treatment setting or medical detox services.
  • The person has significant active or invasive medical treatment needs.
  • The person is under a criminal court order for treatment.
  • The person has a history of sexually perpetrating or is a registered sexual offender.
  • It is acceptable for participants to be taking prescribed medication to address psychiatric and drug/alcohol issues (i.e., naltrexone, buprenorphine, methadone, antidepressants).