Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get into the program?
If you are already being seen by an outpatient COARD clinician, your clinician can refer you to the program and will guide you through the process of admission.
If you are not being seen by a member of the COARD clinical team, you can call the intake office at 314-289-9411 and an intake coordinator will schedule you for a screening, usually conducted over the phone. During the screening, the clinician will review the problems you are experiencing, your mental health history, and if the program is right for you. If the clinician feels that the ICP is not the best program they will recommend an alternative.
What if I need to be in the ICP for more than a few hours a day, e.g., in a Partial Hospital Program?
The ICP can provide a Partial Hospital level of care if you need it. We can provide referrals to facilities that do offer these higher levels of care, if necessary.
Will I need to devote time to working on my problem when I am not at the Institute?
In addition to time spent in SITE, most patients engage in an hour or more of daily self-guided therapy homework that is typically an extension of the work they did in SITE.
Will I need to take medical leave?
If your work or school situation allows you to attend the SITE session you’ve been assigned and you are able to follow through with your therapy homework exercises, then you may not need to take a leave. However, there are significant advantages to taking time off to concentrate on therapy. If you have questions about this issue, please discuss it with your primary therapist.
Where do I stay if I’m coming from outside of St. Louis?
We do not make lodging arrangements but we can provide you with a list of area accommodations, local recreation, dining, shopping and other resources.
How much do intensive services cost?
Intensive services are more expensive than standard outpatient care. However, most insurance plans cover it. The specific amount you will pay varies depending on the type of insurance coverage you have.