An outpatient facility for mental health is a healthcare facility where patients can receive treatment without being admitted to a hospital for an overnight stay.
They include counseling centers, psychological offices, psychiatric clinics, and behavioral health centers, among others.
These facilities provide various forms of mental health care and treatment, including individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, medication management, and behavioral therapy.
Outpatient mental health services are designed to provide patients with support and treatment while allowing them to continue with their daily lives.
Patients can receive regular therapy sessions or medication management appointments while still going to work or school, caring for their families, or pursuing other activities.
This is in contrast to an Inpatient Facility that requires an overnight stay at the facility conducting the treatment.
Many health insurance plans provide coverage for outpatient services, although the specific coverage and out-of-pocket costs may vary depending on the plan.