Intensive Outpatient Program

The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a full-spectrum, three-week treatment program that connects veterans to individualized care for trauma-based disorders and injury.

As a member of Warrior Care Network™ (WCN), the Road Home Program at Rush has assembled a team of nationally recognized experts trained in military culture and skilled in the evaluation and treatment of trauma-based disorders and injury.

Major goals of the Intensive Outpatient Program include:

  • Reducing the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – primarily through group and individual psychotherapy.
  • Promoting general health and wellness – through a daily regimen of physical fitness, stress reduction training and wellness practices.
  • Providing specialized care to those experiencing the effects of military sexual trauma (MST), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and other conditions affecting veterans.

Frequently Asked Questions About The Intensive Outpatient Program

This Intensive Outpatient Program is open to all veterans of any era who are struggling with the invisible wounds of PTSD, MST, TBI, and other conditions affecting veterans. Services are offered regardless of their ability to pay.

Food, lodging and travel expenses for veterans and one family member or significant other will be provided. In some circumstances, our program may be able to help cover other expenses incurred during the three-week stay.

The length of the program is three weeks. Veterans will attend a daily intensive treatment program five days per week, Monday through Friday from 8am to 5:30pm. There will also be an opportunity for weekend activities such as sporting events, group dinners and networking with local veterans’ groups.

The IOP accepts referrals from a wide variety of sources including Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), VA clinicians, and community mental health professionals.

Veterans are also welcome to self-refer but must show they need help with PTSD, MST, TBI, and/or other conditions affecting veterans.


Prior to admission to the IOP, the veteran will be screened by one of our staff within three weeks of their initial contact with our program.

During our screening process, an intake clinician will work with the veteran to determine if the IOP is a good fit for his or her current treatment preferences and needs. A diagnosis of PTSD and clinical appropriateness will need to be confirmed through the intake process before the veteran can become eligible.


Family members are an important part of the healing process. Our program will pick up the travel and lodging expenses of one family member or significant other. Activities and programs will be available.

Click on Apply and fill out the Schedule an Appointment form. Within three weeks of your contact with the program, you will be screened for clinical appropriateness by one of our staff.