HEAL ~ Adolescent Eating Disorder IOP: Frequently Asked Questions


Scottsdale, Arizona’s QUALITY Eating Disorder IOP for Adolescent

We are Happy to Answer Your Questions!

What is an IOP?
IOP stands for Intensive Outpatient Program. It is less concentrated than in-patient or residential, but more concentrated than traditional outpatient services. Our IOP consists of treatment services offered 3 days a week for 3 hours each day, totaling 9 treatment hours each week.


Do groups meet in-person or online?
BOTH! We are proud to offer a hybrid program, in which teens can attend in-person and/or virtually, depending on their needs. For those teens who can attend our center in Scottsdale, we welcome them to join us for in-person group programming. And for those teens who live further away and/or who are taking extra COVID precautions, we welcome them to join us for virtual programming, which is live-streamed during the in-person programming. Either way, teens are sure to receive the education, camaraderie, and recovery-focused experiences they deserve!


What is the IOP schedule?
Structured group services are offered Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays during after-school hours, from 4:00-7:00 pm Arizona time. More Information


How long can my child participate in the IOP?
Our innovative IOP curriculum consists of 12 weeks of unique content, designed to offer therapeutic support to recovering teens for up to 3 consecutive months. However, your teen is welcome to participate for one, two, or all three months. Our IOP Directors, Sarah and Christina, offer a free assessment to evaluate your teen’s symptoms and determine the recommended length of participation.


How much does it cost?
There are two payment options: (1) pay-as-you-go per month, and (2) pay-in-full for the complete 3-month program. Should you opt to pay-as-you-go per month, services cost $275/day; payment for the full month is due at the start of that month. Should you opt to pay-in-full for the complete 3 month program, services are discounted to $250/day; payment for all three months is due at the start of the program.

While we do not contract directly with insurance providers, we are happy to provide you with a superbill for paid services that you may submit for possible out-of-network reimbursement.


Who can participate?
Any teen age 12-17 who is actively pursuing recovery from Anorexia or Bulimia and who is appropriate for the IOP level of care.


What services does this IOP include?
Our IOP consists of various psychoeducation / skills / experiential therapy groups, structured meal support groups, and family support services. We offer a hybrid format, meaning teens can attend in-person and/or virtually, depending on their needs. More Information


What is the COVID safety protocol?
To ensure the health and safety of our clients and staff, we follow all COVID-related CDC guidelines. All participants are welcome to attend groups in-person. However, if a participant is feeling ill, is experiencing any COVID symptoms, has tested positive for COVID, and/or has been exposed to someone with COVID, we ask that they please attend groups virtually for as long as the CDC recommendations indicate. All groups and meals will be streamed virtually, so that there is no interruption in program participation if unable to attend in-person. Additionally, all surfaces within our IOP space will be sanitized regularly, and hand sanitizer will be available to participants at all times. While we do not require face masks at this time, we do support participants who choose to wear one.


How do I enroll my teen?
Your teen can begin the program at anytime! Please contact us to schedule a FREE assessment with a member of our IOP Clinical team.

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