Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Cascade Behavioral Health Hospital to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Cascade Behavioral Health Hospital.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Intensive Outpatient Program Treating Mental Health & Substance Use Disorders Near Seattle

When you’re struggling with a mental health or substance use disorder, it can be difficult to live a productive and satisfying life. Cascade Behavioral Health offers intensive outpatient programming (IOP) for adults age 18 and older who can benefit from structured outpatient care, helping them manage the symptoms that have disrupted their lives.

IOP Overview

An intensive outpatient program provides more structure than traditional outpatient therapy offers but is less intensive than a partial hospitalization program (PHP). You may benefit from our IOP if you need more acute care than traditional outpatient therapy can provide but do not need the round-the-clock monitoring of an inpatient program.

We offer two intensive outpatient programs for adults age 18 and older at Cascade Behavioral Health in Tukwila, Washington:

  • Mental health disorder IOP: We most commonly care for adults who are suffering from mental health concerns such as depression, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, relationship concerns, and grief and loss.
  • Substance use disorder IOP: Adults can receive care for addictions to substances such as alcohol, cocaine, heroin, and prescription drugs.

Depending on your situation, you can step down to our IOP, enter directly at the IOP level, or step up from a lower level of care. Our expert team will work closely with you to determine which level of care is the best fit for your current needs.

Therapeutic Experience

When you take part in one of the intensive outpatient programs at Cascade Behavioral Health, you’ll participate in therapy for three hours a day, five days a week, giving you the flexibility to continue going to work or doing the activities you enjoy.

Our expert team will create a personalized treatment plan for you to follow throughout your time with us. Group therapy is the main method of care in our IOP. Depending depending on your specific needs and recovery goals, you may also take part in family therapy, art therapy, and music therapy.

Typical length of stay in IOP at our hospital in Tukwila, Washington, is 21 to 30 days, but we will base your actual length of stay on your individual needs.

Mental Health Disorder IOP

Our expert team helps participants in the IOP that addresses mental health disorders learn to manage the symptoms that have kept them from functioning in their day-to-day lives. We offer this program five days per week from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., in-person or through telehealth.

Group therapy focuses on mental health-related topics, including understanding why you carry stress and unhappiness, developing greater self-awareness, and learning meditation techniques that promote emotion regulation.

Our licensed mental health professionals may also integrate elements of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) into your counseling sessions to better support you in the healing process.

Substance Use Disorder IOP

Adults who take part in the intensive outpatient program for those who are struggling with a substance use disorder get the professional support they need to achieve long-term recovery. We offer this program three days per week, in the mornings from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and in the evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. Our evening sessions include both in-person and telehealth options.

You’ll engage in group therapy discussions that are relevant to the addiction recovery process, such as building distress tolerance, relapse prevention techniques, stress management, and community-based support.

We also integrate treatment modalities that have proved to result in successful addiction recovery outcomes, including motivational interviewing, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

Success Is Possible

Every single person on this hospital's staff helped our family so passionately.

– Daniel
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