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Behavioral health provider offers intensive outpatient option for adults and seniors

AMARILLO, Texas (Jan. 26, 2022) – Oceans Behavioral Hospital Amarillo today announced its expansion with the opening of a new Intensive Outpatient Program. The program allows individuals to manage their behavioral health needs while maintaining their current living arrangements.

The hospital’s clinical team provides ongoing outpatient treatment for a wide variety of behavioral health issues, including schizophrenia, affective disorders, behavioral illnesses that may be related to substance use disorder, as well as less severe but debilitating illnesses such as anxiety disorders and depression.

“Behavioral health is changing, and we have to be ready to meet patients where they are,” said Lloyd Noble, administrator of Oceans Behavioral Hospital Amarillo. “The best treatment setting isn’t always an inpatient hospital and broadening our services to include intensive outpatient care is key to expanding access to care for more people who need it. Texas ranks last in the nation for access to behavioral health care, so we have more work to do. This is a step in the right direction.”

Designed for adults 18 and older, the program provides the following support to patients:

  • A safe, compassionate environment for healing
  • Intensive support while living at home
  • Regular meetings with psychiatrists
  • Group therapy and individual counseling
  • Medication management
  • Education to help patients and family members or caregivers understand a diagnosis and associated symptoms
  • Assistance identifying warning signs of relapse
  • Tools to support ongoing symptom management and overall well-being

Each intensive outpatient treatment plan is tailored to an individual’s unique needs and progress. As patients improve, the frequency of counseling decreases while they transition to traditional outpatient treatment.

Recognizing a growing need for behavioral health care in Potter County, Oceans Healthcare opened its Amarillo location at 7501 Wallace Blvd. in 2020. The hospital also offers inpatient behavioral health treatment options for individuals 40 and older.

For more information, visit oceansamarillo.com. For admissions criteria or referrals, please call (806) 310-2205.

Oceans Healthcare is a growing behavioral health provider focused on healing and long-term recovery. Founded in 2004, Oceans provides inpatient and outpatient treatment with a special focus on the unique physical and emotional needs of older adults. With 33 locations, including 23 inpatient hospital campuses across the Southeast, Oceans treated more than 24,000 individuals in 2021. The company consistently achieves industry-leading performance metrics on national quality and safety measurements, as determined by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and The Joint Commission and was named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America for four consecutive years. For more information, visit www.oceanshealthcare-dev.idevdesign.net.

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