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Covenant Health is an innovative, Catholic regional delivery network and a leader in values based, not-for-profit health and elder care. We sponsor hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living residences and other health and elder care organizations throughout New England.

Adult Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

The Adult Intensive Outpatient Program is a therapeutic program that provides support, education and counseling to people in need. We serve adults with major mental illness diagnosis, including depression, bipolar and anxiety disorders and adults with alcohol and drug dependence including prescription drugs, cocaine and opiate abuse. We treat mental illness and substance abuse together as a co-occurring illness. View PDF brochure.

Our IOP program meets the requirements for DEEP ( Driver Education and Evaluation Program). The program is offered for people with one or more alcohol-or other drug-related motor vehicle offenses. If you have an OUI (operating under influence) charge or conviction and you are required to be in treatment, IOP can help.

We Will:

  • support you in a time of crisis;
  • monitor medication adjustments;
  • prevent hospitalizations;
  • shorten hospital stays;
  • ease transition from hospital;
  • teach adults with a mental illness diagnosis successful ways of coping with the stress of daily life;
  • give you a better understanding of what it means to have a mental illness;
  • give you an understanding of the disease process of addiction;
  • educate you on the early recovery process;
  • establish a strong 12 Step Program and connection in the recovery community;
  • help find community services and resources.

Our staff includes:

  • Board Certified Psychiatrists
  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners
  • Registered Nurse
  • Master's level Clinician - both social workers and professional counselors
  • Board Certified Chaplain
  • Recreation Therapist
  • Unit Secretary

All of our dedicated staff is devoted to the well-being of those we serve.

When is the program offered?

We provide treatment four days a week, Monday through Thursday. The Adult Intensive Outpatient Program is offered between the hours of   9 am and 3:45 pm, including the following group sessions:

Co-occurring and Chemical Dependency:  9:00 am- 1:45 pm

Mental Health Program: 10:30 am-3:45 pm


Our Partial Hospital Program runs the same days from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, including the following group sessions:

Co-occurring and Chemical Dependency: 9:00 am-2:30 pm

Mental Health Program: 10:30 am-4:30 pm

 View PDF brochure.

Program Day:

The program includes:

  • Group therapy
  • Process groups - encouraging members to explore personal issues affecting their ability to   cope with daily living, relationships, emotions and general well being.
  • Education groups - covering a variety of topics, including: stress management, self-esteem, communications, family issues, relationships, goal setting, feelings, relapse prevention, dual diagnosis, illness/medication issues, and many more;
  • Spirituality - our team includes a Board Certified Chaplain who is available to help     individuals as well as providing support through groups concerned with Higher Power, loss, grief, forgiveness, faith traditions, music therapy, and hope.
  • Recreation Therapy - utilizes leisure education, therapy and recreation to help patients make the most of their lives - physically, mentally and emotionally.
  • Family involvement through our Family Day - we consider family, friends and other supports vital to health and healing. We have a designated family day in which loved ones are invited to join in the treatment. Additionally, family meetings are scheduled on an individual basis;
  • Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring illness treatment;
  • Psychiatric assessment and management by our psychiatrist - our doctors meet with patients on a weekly basis. Patients are given a chance to discuss their medications and receive ongoing treatment;
  • Relapse prevention planning;
  • DEEP Certified; 
  • Aftercare planning - Throughout the program, appropriate supports are discussed and arranged. These may include individual or family therapy, case management and/or medication management.

How do you start?

To inquire about admissions to the program, simply call our Intake Department at (207) 777-8700 for more information and a screening.

Since its inception, our program has helped countless individuals move on to live full and productive lives, and we are confident that we can help you or your loved one, as well.

St. Mary's Health System • 93 Campus Avenue • Lewiston, ME 04240