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This level of treatment is an alternative close to the home and the environment of the person. It lasts 5 hours a day, in the morning, by a multidisciplinary team that work together with the person to recover from:
- Marital problems
- Depression and anxiety
- Low self-esteem
- Attention deficit with or without hyperactivity
- Addictions (Alcohol, Drugs)
Part-time hospitalization is necessary for the continuity of your recovery. There is a Panamericano Center near you. Look for more information in the Facilities section.
Intensive Therapy Program (IOP)
This Program is specifically designed to meet the unique needs of adults over 18 years of age who experience substance abuse disorders accompanied by psychiatric symptoms.
The IOP Program is directed by a certified addiction advisor. It offers immediate access to a safe and structured environment that allows the client to perform their daily tasks, participate in the program during the afternoon and return home while maintaining a relationship with their family or their significant person.
- Psycho-educational group therapy
- Follow-up doping tests
- Therapeutic sessions guided by an addiction counselor
- Personal Skills Development
- Materials and discussion guides
- Emphasis on the concept of addiction disease
- Symptom management of mental health disorders
- Focus on sharing and feedback
The program is offered in our outpatient facilities located around the island.
Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) is a safe and effective treatment for all those patients who do not respond to traditional therapies and medication. ECT provides another option for the relief of severe depression and suicidal thoughts, among other conditions.
Panamericano offers ECT at the hospital units and outpatient units. It is available at Panamericano Ponce, under the supervision of a psychiatrist, an anesthesiologist and nursing professionals.
All patients referred to ECT must have a medical authorization before starting treatment. During the initial evaluation, our professionals will explain in detail the procedure and what to expect before, during and after the procedure.
Among the necessary information or data prior to treatment, are:
- Referred by a psychiatrist
- Psychiatric and / or substance abuse history
- Brief medical history and symptoms
- Patient strengths
For more information or to refer patients you can call (787) 842-0045.