Outpatient Services

St. Anthony's Behavioral Health Hospitals in Kansas

Virtual Outpatient Services

*This program is only available at St. Anthony’s Behavioral Health Hospital in Olathe, KS

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Outpatient Services in Olathe

Outpatient services are those that do not require the patient to stay overnight in the hospital. This includes a combination of cognitive procedures, tests, and therapeutic services that can happen in a clinic setting. Some standard outpatient therapy services are counseling, laboratory testing, imaging studies, and physical therapy. You often find wellness services, weight-loss programs, and diagnostic studies performed on an outpatient basis. As the science of medicine evolves, more and more surgeries, cancer treatments, and rehabilitative services happen in the outpatient setting too.

Intensive Outpatient Therapy Is For Individuals Who Have Been Diagnosed With Or Are Experiencing Symptoms Of:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Psychosis
  • Personality disorder
  • Paranoia
  • Or are dealing with grief and/or loss
  • And other mental or behavioral issues

Therapy topics include:

  • Emotional Regulation
  • Positive coping skills
  • Healthy relationships
  • Mental wellness
  • Physical wellness
  • Socialization

What Are The Advantages Of Outpatient Care?

While not every type of medical care can be safely delivered in an outpatient care setting, when it is possible, it has some distinct advantages over inpatient care. Here are a few of the benefits:

  • Outpatient care is usually less expensive than a hospital stay.
  • Outpatient care facilities usually specialize in particular procedures or types of care. As a result, the team of professionals who work in an outpatient care facility is usually highly trained in the specific services they provide.
  • Virtual Outpatient therapy eliminates the need for arranging transportation and is least intrusive to routine.
  • On an outpatient basis, services keep patients out of hospital beds needed to care for the sickest people and take some of the burdens off overcrowded emergency rooms.
  • Outpatient therapy services are a lifeline for people who live in rural areas without a hospital and with limited medical providers from which to choose.

What Should I Look For When Choosing An Outpatient Care Facility?

Outpatient care facilities take many forms, and your choice may be heavily influenced by the service you need:

  • Primary care clinics, where patients receive care from their usual provider, are among the most common outpatient care settings. The category may include pediatricians, gynecologists, and others who provide annual checkups and similar services.
  • Pharmacies may not seem like outpatient facilities, but many offer injections, blood pressure screenings, and other outpatient services. They also provide a great deal of patient education on medications.

  • Urgent care clinics serve patients who are not sick enough to go to the emergency room but can't wait for an appointment with their primary care doctor. Urgent care clinics provide many services that are considered outpatient.
  • Specialty outpatient clinics focus on one particular outpatient service field, such as cardiology, wound care, or cancer treatments. These clinics now house many procedures that once required an inpatient hospital stay.
  • Home health agencies provide outpatient services, especially physical, occupational, and speech therapies, in their patients' houses. Nurses in home health also provide wound care, medication monitoring, and other types of outpatient care.
  • Community health clinics usually provide outpatient therapy to people who have no other access to care. They may serve the uninsured, the working poor, or the homeless population.

When you are looking for an outpatient facility or service provider for yourself or a loved one, you want to find the one that fits the situation best. Like any other healthcare provider, you should review all of your options before choosing an out-patient service hospital. Here are a few things to consider:

  • Please talk with your primary healthcare providers about which facility they recommend.
  • Ask friends or families who have had similar care for their thoughts and experiences.
  • Contact your health insurance carrier to see which facilities they cover and what they pay for at each one.
  • Research the facility to make sure you can get all the care you need in one place.
  • Consider the qualifications of the staff at the facility.
  • Visit the facility to make sure it is clean, well-maintained, and comfortable.

What Are Outpatient Services Offered At St. Anthony's Hospital?

  1. Anthony’s offers an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for people aged 50 and older who struggle with mental health issues. At the Olathe location, IOP is available in a virtual format. Patients meet in small groups of two or three for nine or more hours per week using a secure video communication system, and a psychiatrist supervises the program. To learn how we may be of help to your family,, contact us to learn more.

  2. At St. Anthony's, we also have a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) as another avenue of providing behavioral health care while the patient continues to stay in the home.

Both of these outpatient programs serve people with various mental health challenges, such as anxiety, paranoia, grief, psychosis, and depression.

Intensive Outpatient Therapy is for individuals who have been diagnosed with or are experiencing symptoms of:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety
  • Psychosis
  • Personality disorder
  • Paranoia
  • Or are dealing with grief and/or loss
  • And other mental or behavioral issues

Therapy topics include:

  • Emotional Regulation
  • Positive coping skills
  • Healthy relationships
  • Mental wellness
  • Physical wellness
  • Socialization

Joining the IOP Program

Call the St. Anthony’s Behavioral Health Hospital admissions department at (913) 583-5335 The patient will then be assessed. During this assessment, the team will collect any progress notes from therapists, psychiatrists, or long-term care that show an increase in behaviors and collect history and physical examination documentation from the last 30 days. If the patient is deemed appropriate, a team member will be in contact.

Why Choose St. Anthony’s

St. Anthony's Behavioral Health Hospital is the only behavioral health provider in Olathe specializing in care for people ages 50 and older. Our behavioral health team has an in-depth understanding of the needs of our patients and their families. Mental health challenges in this population pose unique threats to health and well-being that must be part of any comprehensive care plan. To learn more about how we might be able to help your family, contact us today for more information.

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