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This program is available for residents of California who meet the following requirements:
If you are attending our Virtual IOP Program for the purpose of recovering from a substance use disorder, we require regular drug testing. We will help you find a local collection site (e.g., Quest) to submit urine samples as prescribed by our doctor.
Yes. We will bill your insurance for you, however any costs your insurance does not pay will be your responsibility and will deducted from the total cost per month. We will help you figure out how much you will have to pay “out-of-pocket” for the services if that is necessary.
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The program can be customized, however the general basic program includes 9-hours per week of group clinical services and one individual session with a clinician.
Other Add-On IOP Program Online Options Include (but are not limited to)
You are responsible for managing your own medications, although we do have a psychiatrist available to evaluate and prescribe medications on your behalf.
The Inspire Malibu Virtual IOP Program is exactly the same as our on-site program with the exception that everything is done online instead of in-person.
Research has shown that online addiction and mental health behavioral treatment can be just as effective for people as in-person treatment. Your informational packet will include research you can read to learn more about the effectiveness of online treatment.
We like to limit treatment groups or “cohorts” to a maximum of 16 patients, but usually we prefer to keep groups at around 8 patients per cohort.
We sometimes allow patients to join a different cohort if they choose, however, your primary clinician will always make the final decision about which cohort is best for you and your needs.
We do our best to offer as many available times as possible for you to attend groups, however, space is limited and trying to accommodate everyone’s individual schedule is almost impossible, so we recommend everyone adheres to the program schedule we have set for the groups.
It is your responsibility to let your primary clinician know when you cannot attend a scheduled group session prior to the group starting, however we do not offer refunds for missed group meetings.
We do allow people to make up 2 sessions at a later date if there is space available.
Yes. There will be no exceptions.
If you decide you want to add more to your program at any time, just notify your primary clinician and we will reach out to you.
*Note – If you are using health insurance, then your insurance plan dictates how many sessions you are allowed under your individual plan.
You always have the option of paying out-of-pocket for additional time in the program.
If you and your clinician agree that you need a higher level of care, we do have in-person programs available at our facility that include residential detoxification, residential treatment, and partial hospitalization treatment. If you live in another part of the country and do not want to travel to California, we can also refer you to more intensive programs in your area.
At this time all of our Virtual IOP Clinicians operate out of our offices and so you will be able to continue your treatment with your primary IOP Program clinician in-person.
At any time during your treatment, should you or your clinician decide you would like additional services, simply notify your primary clinician and we will arrange it.
No, groups are not gender based.
Any electronic device that has video and audio capability is allowed, such as a computer, phone, tablet, etc. If you are reading this online, you probably have the equipment necessary to participate.