Levels of care

At Rogers Behavioral Health, we provide specialized care for mental health and addiction, with the benefit of multiple levels of care. We understand that treatment isn’t one-size-fits-all and you need a program that’s going to work for you. At Rogers, we offer you or your child up to four levels of care, depending on location, that address your specific needs and severity of your symptoms. They are:

  • Inpatient
  • Residential
  • Specialized outpatient care:
    • Partial hospital programs (PHPs)
    • Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) 

Your journey often begins with outpatient care by your primary care physician or local psychiatrist, psychologist or other therapist. Rogers provides that “next level” of care—more intensive levels of outpatient care as well as residential and inpatient care. You may come to Rogers and transition through one or more levels of care that meet your needs before returning to a community provider closer to home. 

Each level has a different team of professionals, number of hours in treatment and mix of therapies. With one clinical information system, your care team at each level and location can follow your progress and history, communicating from level to level and ensuring continuity of care. They work with you to create new successes every day on your path to a healthy, fulfilling life.

Inpatient is the highest, most intense level of behavioral healthcare available. This is short-term care available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to help you or your loved one achieve a stable medical and emotional condition.

Inpatient care may be what you need in emergency situations for withdrawal from drug or alcohol addiction, to regain nutrients and achieve a healthy intake of food or perhaps to keep yourself safe from personal harm or suicidal thoughts. Led by full-time board-certified psychiatrists, our multidisciplinary team develops a care plan designed specifically for you. Once safely stable, we’ll work with you on a transition to the next appropriate level of care.

Rogers offers separate and distinct units for inpatient treatment for children, teens and adults at our hospital locations in:

In addition to our units which include beds for withdrawal management (detox) for adults, you will find specialized, dedicated units at Rogers for adults and adolescents challenged with eating disorders. Length of stay varies by program; for less specialized cases, the average stay is three to five days. We also offer an extended rehabilitation program for patients in the withdrawal management track who meet specific criteria.

What is inpatient care like?

All inpatient locations offer a comfortable setting with a semi-private bedroom and homelike community spaces. Our inpatient units are intentionally designed with your safety in mind.

In addition to general nursing care and medical management, inpatient care includes varying levels of behavioral and experiential therapy to meet individual needs.

Supervised meals and snacks are included in programming and will be provided by staff. If you prefer a vegetarian diet and your treatment team agrees, our dining services can accommodate. Options for other diets, such as vegan and gluten-free, vary by location and program.

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Areas of the country differ in how they view residential care. At Rogers, residential treatment means you live on campus during your entire treatment stay and receive intensive programming in the same facility. While most patients enter residential treatment directly, you can also step down to residential care from inpatient care or step up from our specialized outpatient, or day treatment programs.

Patients and families from across the country travel to Wisconsin for our residential programming for children, teens and adults. The majority of our residential facilities are part of our Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, campus, nestled in more than 50 acres of wooded and lakeside settings in Lake Country. We also have an adolescent residential program on our West Allis campus in greater Milwaukee.

You’ll find residential options for most of the areas we specialize in: alcohol or drug addiction, eating disorders, depression or mood disorders, and obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety.

What is residential care like?

Residential treatment is a special level of care. You or your child develop a strong sense of understanding and community with those experiencing similar challenges. Each facility or program space is uniquely designed, but each resident has a semi-private bedroom and enjoys homelike community spaces at all locations.

While in programming, you’ll spend a lot of time with others in your unit in treatment, during free time or therapeutic activities, supervised meals and more. Food is included in your cost of care. With the approval of your treatment team, we can accommodate a vegetarian diet. Accommodation of other diets, such as vegan and gluten-free, varies by location.

Residential care, like all care at Rogers, is voluntary. Depending on the program you are enrolled in, you may temporarily leave campus to participate in therapeutic activities which support your goals. This includes therapeutic passes for family outings in the community. Family involvement is an important part of each treatment plan. Several of our child and adolescent programs offer Parent University to help families understand and gain skills to support their loved one in treatment and recovery.

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Through specialized outpatient care, you or your child may make minor adjustments in your thoughts and behaviors. Individuals in this type of care are healthy and stable enough to return to work, school or home after their regular daytime therapy sessions. At Rogers, this is our lowest level of behavioral health treatment. We offer two levels of specialized outpatient care:

  • Partial hospitalization programs (PHPs). Insurance plans and providers use this term to describe day treatment that is several hours daily for several weeks. In some communities, this describes a program that is within a hospital setting. All Rogers’ partial hospital programs (PHPs) are in outpatient centers as part of a hospital campus or in freestanding locations.
  • Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs). This is programming which is more intensive than many community-based outpatient programs, but requires fewer hours per day than partial hospital programs. This includes the Child and Adolescent Day Treatment programs in Wisconsin.

At Rogers, outpatient services are available for a wide range of behavioral health conditions, such as:

What is outpatient care like?

If you’re attending a Rogers partial hospital program, you receive approximately six hours of treatment per day, five days per week. In intensive outpatient programs, you’ll attend treatment sessions approximately three hours per day, five days per week. Exact days and times vary by program and location.

You’ll engage in a variety of therapies appropriate to each program in both individual and group sessions. These therapies are proven to help reduce your symptoms. To help you receive a deeper understanding of your treatment, you may participate in experiential or art therapy.

As in all of Rogers’ programs, your family’s involvement in your care helps determine your success in treatment. Your family may be asked to participate in educational sessions or other sessions aimed at building a healthy transition into life after programming.

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